PG Andersson has agreed a deal to compete for the Proton team throughout the remainder of the IRC season.
Andersson joined the team for the opening round of the year in Monte Carlo but was forced to retire on the opening day after hitting a rock and damaging his Satria Neo S2000.
Despite that disappointment, the Swede has now signed up for the remainder of the season and said he was confident of a strong campaign.
“It's fantastic to have a season of driving confirmed,” he said. “The Satria is a great car and to have the chance to be working with a manufacturer like Proton is very good news for me. There is some work to do with the car, we know that, but in the short time I have been with the team preparing for Monte Carlo, we have made some big steps forward and I have every confidence that working with Chris and the whole of Proton we can really make a very good year in 2011.”
Proton team principal Chris Mellors said he was thrilled to have the double JWRC title winner onboard to boost Proton's chances of success.
“Anybody who has seen PG driving up close can be in no doubt about the kind of speed he is capable of,” he said. “We're really looking forward to working with him this season.
“With Chris Atkinson
and Alister McRae confirmed for the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship and PG confirmed for the IRC, we're looking at a very strong driver line-up through this year. There's no doubt this is going to be a very exciting season for Proton Motorsports.”