Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports has announced the appointment of Marco Pastorino as their new team manager, with immediate effect.

The 38-year-old Italian, who qualified as a mechanical engineer, has a wealth of experience in motorsport and has fulfilled the role of team manager for a number of outfits in the FIA European, Portuguese, Middle East, Italian and World Rally Championships.

Most recently he has managed Mitsubishi Ralliart Italy's assault in the Italian Rally Championship, as well as the FIA Production Car World Rally Championship with Gigi Galli and Dani Sola.

Pastorino has enjoyed global success and four Championship wins with various teams. He has worked on more than 200 international events and will bring vast logistics and management experience to a team he knows well, having worked alongside Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports management in the World and Production Car Championships this year.