Subaru has confirmed the events Andreas Aigner and Jarkko Nikara will contest in this year's Intercontinental Rally Challenge.

Aigner will compete for the Stohl Racing team on the Tour de Corse, GEKO Ypres Rally, Sibiu Rally Romania, Barum Czech Rally Zl?n and the Cyprus Rally. The 27-year-old's Subaru Impreza R4-specification WRX STI will use Michelin tyres.

Nikara will also do the Tour de Corse and Cyprus, as well as Rally San Marino and Rallye Sanremo using a Tommi M?kinen Racing-prepared Impreza and Yokohama tyres.

Meanwhile, legendary Japanese driver Toshi Arai is set to compete in a Subaru-supported Impreza too, as he bids for back-to-back IRC Production Cup titles, although his schedule has still to be announced.

A statement from Subaru's competition arm STI read:

"With these three drivers Subaru will be looking to achieve good results in the 2012 IRC and aiming to prove the competitive edge of the Subaru WRX STI to motorsport competitors around the world."