Multiple Middle East rally champion and Olympic medal winner Nasser Al-Attiyah is planning to tackle two FIA European Rally Championship rounds in 2014.

The Qatari driver, a former Dakar winner, will combine his ERC programme with several cross-country events and a Middle East title bid.

"I will contest two rounds of the European Rally Championship in Cyprus and Greece," he revealed, "Cyprus is part of the Middle East Rally Championship as well, and we're trying to contest most rallies."

The Acropolis Rally takes place in Greece from 28-30 March, with Cyprus - which Al-Attiyah won in 2010 and 2012 when it counted as a round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge - running between 19-21 September. Both events feature a combination of asphalt and gravel stages.