Peugeot Sport have confirmed that Freddy Loix will return to their line-up this season, taking part in all three remaining asphalt rounds, beginning with the ADAC Rallye Deutschland in August.

The annoucement, which has been rumoured for sometime, follows confirmation back in April - post Rally NZ - when team boss, Corrado Provera revealed that Harri Rovanpera would take part in all the gravel events this season in the second 307 WRC, alongside team leader, Marcus Gronholm.

Loix last drove the 307 WRC competitively at the Uddeholm Swedish Rally in February.

The full statement from Peugeot explained:

"Freddy Loix and Peugeot Sport are pleased to announce that they have come to an agreement concerning their collaboration until the end of the 2004 season.

"Loix will take part in all three asphalt rounds of the 2004 World Rally Championship, namely Rallye Deutschland, the Tour of Corsica and the Rally of Spain.

"In each of these rounds, he will drive a 307 WRC and his mission will be to assist Marcus Gronholm in his bid to win the world title.

"To prepare for these events and to help him obtain the best results possible, Loix will continue to participate in testing as he has done until now and, before the championship's first asphalt round, will also enter a non-championship event - yet to be confirmed - driving a 206 WRC.

"Loix and Peugeot Sport are pleased with this agreement which will allow the former to demonstrate his driving skills on asphalt and enable Peugeot Sport to profit from valuable additional support."