Sebastien Loeb has announced that he will add an outing in the European Rallycross Championship to his varied racing programme for the 2013 season.

The nine-time WRC champion - who is competing in the FIA GT Series this season alongside four outings in the World Rally Championship and a run at Pikes Peak - will take part in his home event at Loheac in August.

Loeb will be at the wheel of a Citroen DS3 for the event, where he will go up against former rally rival Petter Solberg, who has switched to Rallycross this season after failing to secure a drive in the WRC.

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It will be Loeb's second appearance in rallycross competition after an outing in the X-Games last year.

"2013 is definitely a year full of challenges," he said. "I received a friendly invitation from the organiser Patrick Germain and I decided to respond favorably. Apart from the X-Games, I have no experience in Rallycross and so I expect to have to fight against the specialists. I enjoyed my experience at the X-Games and I expect something similar.

"Loheac is the temple of Rallycross and it is also a very tough race. I could not pass up the opportunity to participate there at least once in my career."

News of Loeb's Rallycross outing comes on the back of an outing in the Porsche Supercup during the opening European F1 event of the year in Spain, where he finished in eleventh place.

Loeb is also set to compete in the Monaco Grand Prix support race.