The clerk of the course for Rally Sweden says he is delighted by the news that Sebastien Loeb has selected the event as one of the four rounds he will contest next year.

The nine-time World Rally Champion will only complete a limited programme next year with Citroen, with Sweden one of the events he has chosen to complete on alongside Rally Monte Carlo, Rally Argentina and Rally France.

That announcement will give Swedish fans at least one more chance to see the French legend in action, and Bertil Klarin said he was delighted that Loeb had selected the snow event as one of those he wanted to complete for a final time.

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"Naturally we're very happy that Loeb has decided to compete in the Swedish Rally in 2013," he said. "It will give our spectators a chance to see and celebrate him one last time."

Loeb himself said he hoped to add to his 2004 success when he returns to the snow event in February.

"I would really like to win the Swedish Rally once more," he said. "I would love to win one more time and this time in perfect winter conditions."