Former World Rally Championship driver Guy Wilks will make a return to the FIA World Rallycross Championship at the upcoming French event in Loheac after signing up with the JRM Mini team.

The JRM team has entered a handful of wild-card events this year, but will be at full strength in France with former Junior WRC runner-up Wilks teaming up with Dakar specialist Guerlin Chicherit.

It is Wilks' second appearance in the World RX series having made his debut on home soil at Lydden Hill earlier this year, the novice making it to the final at his first attempt.

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"I'm hugely excited to be back on the World RX grid at Loh?ac," Wilks said, who also raced a MINI Countryman in the WRC. "Lydden was a bit of a trip into the unknown but reaching the final was fantastic and that's given me confidence heading to France.

"I'm a lot more comfortable in my own ability when it comes to driving in rallycross and understanding the race craft that's required to be successful. I'm a lot less apprehensive this time around and that feels good."