The Munchi's Ford World Rally Team has confirmed its entry into the 2009 World Rally Championship after registering as a manufacturer team.

The Argentine squad will start its campaign with the next round of the season in Cyprus and will take in eight events in total, with its final outing coming in Australia.

The decision to enter was taken after the FIA relaxed its rules on manufacturer teams to allow single-car teams competing on a minimum of eight events to register for the manufacturers' crown. Munchi's joins Citroen, Ford, Stobart Ford and the Citroen Junior Team in registering for the new season.

Federico Villagra and Jorge Perez Companc will be the registered crew on all eight events, and may be joined by additional drivers during the year on a round-by-round basis.

Villagra, the reigning Argentine rally champion, competed in ten WRC events in 2008, with a highest finish of sixth on both Argentina and Jordan.



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