Stig Blomqvist will mark the 30th anniversary of his WRC title triumph by driving the course-opening zero car on the 31 Int. Jännerrallye, Oberösterreich, round one of the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship, from 3-5 January.
The 67-year-old legend will drive an Audi Quattro for the occasion, similar to the car that carried him to the WRC crown in 1984.
While fellow Swede Robert Jakobsson will co-drive him during the rally, event organiser, Rallye Club Mühlviertel, will offer two Rallye Pass holders the chance to join Blomqvist for a passenger ride during the pre-event shakedown near Freistadt on 3 January by arranging a prize draw.
Blomqvist, who finished second overall on the East African Safari Classic last week, is a Jännerrallye regular having tackled the event on eight previous occasions, including earlier this season when he finished 12th overall.