Andreas Mikkelsen is to compete in a third Volkswagen Polo R WRC in the 2013 World Rally Championship.

The announcement came today when the final design of the Polo R WRC was presented in Monaco.

Mikkelsen, who took in eight WRC events with VW in 2012, in addition to running in the IRC with Skoda UK, will miss the first few rounds, but from Rally Portugal onwards, the fourth event in the championship, he will join Sebastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala, taking in all ten remaining rallies.

"Volkswagen is a very goal-oriented team, which has developed beyond measure during the preparations for the World Rally Championship," said the two-time Intercontinental Rally Challenge champion.

"The team left nothing to chance during the 'Dakar' project, and demonstrated the right approach to motorsport.

"I can learn a lot here and achieve a lot in the future," added the Volkswagen Junior driver.