Kris Meeke has said the Circuit of Ireland Rally, which will form round five of the 2014 FIA European Rally Championship schedule, will be 'incredible' when it takes place from 17-19 April.

Meeke, a leading international rally driver from Northern Ireland, was a visitor to the Circuit of Ireland when the event last ran in 2012. He can't wait for next year's edition to take place.

"It's incredible and it's going to be massive for Irish rallying," said Meeke. "It's a fantastic event, a real legendary rally and the introduction of the new R5 technical regulations will mean interest in the ERC is going to be huge.

"It's really going to take off."

Meeke's future meanwhile remains uncertain, although he has been linked to a drive with Citroen in the WRC, and was mentioned as a possible candidate during Rally de Espana last month.