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|Yvan Muller to drive Prodrive MINI in WRC |
|Three-time WTCC champion and current championship leader Yvan Muller will make a third annual appearance in the FIA World Rally Championship at his home round, the Rallye de France Alsace, driving a MINI John Cooper Works WRC run by Prodrive, partnering Dani Sordo at the team. |
|Muller drove in the 2010 event in a Citroën Zsara WRC entered alongside Petter Solberg by Petter's own PSWRT team with support from MotorsTV. |
Last year, Muller competed in a Peugeot 207 S2000 in the SWRC class, but said he'd only want to take part again if he could compete in the top WRC class, after finishing in 31st place in the normally aspirated car.
This year, Muller gets his wish according to French motorsport magazine Autohebdo, as he will be driving the 1.6 litre turbocharged MINI which took a second place finish at the start of the season in Monte Carlo, then driven by Dani Sordo and finishing behind the indomitable Sébastien Loeb.