Pirelli is to return to the World Rally Championship next year after being named as one of four suppliers for the 2014 campaign.

Currently the single tyre supplier in F1, Pirelli will join Michelin, Hankook and DMACK in WRC as it makes a return to the championship.

It has yet to be confirmed at what level of the sport Pirelli intends to operate.

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"We are obviously very pleased to have competition between four manufacturers next year, three of whom are already supporting out Championships," FIA Rally Director Jarmo Mahonen said.

"Having Pirelli return to the series is also very positive, and together these four brands will provide a great platform for open competition as well as choice and variety for our competitors."

Pirelli was official tyre supplier to the WRC from 2008 to 2010 before supplying the WRC Academy in both 2011 and 2012.