It has been revealed that former World Rally Champion Didier Auriol will drive a Bozian Racing Peugeot in the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally.

Bozian, Peugeot-Sport's official satellite team, has been working with some of the best rally drivers in the world for the last four-years, including; Harri Rovanper?, Gilles Panizzi, Roman Kresta , Cedric Robert , Manfred Stohl , Daniel Carlsson (middle pic), Henning Solberg and Nicolas Vouilloz.

Joining that list for 2005 will be 1994 world champion Auriol, a triple winner of the 'Monte', who is aiming to compete in several WRC events for the team next season. The Frenchman has not entered a WRC event since leaving Skoda at the end of 2003.

Also driving for Bozian next year will be 24-year-old Spaniard Xavi Pons (lower pic). Winner of Rally Deutschland and Corsica in group N - and an excellent 6th overall in Australia - the talented Catalan will be making his WRC machine debut.

Both Auriol and Pons will take part in test sessions during selected days in January.