Ford World Rally Team has confirmed Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio will join the team for next week's Rally Argentina, following regular driver Jari-Matti Latvala's skiing accident.
Ford team director Malcolm Wilson confirmed the deal with the Spaniard was for the South American event only, with Latvala expected to be back in the Fiesta RS WRC in time for the Acropolis Rally later next month.
"We're naturally disappointed that Jari-Matti will miss the rally, but ensuring a full recovery as quickly as possible is the most important thing for him and the team," said Wilson. "We're fortunate to have a driver of Dani's calibre to join us," Wilson continued. "His experience at Rally Argentina was a key factor in the decision, having started the rally five times and finishing second in 2009.
"The agreement is for one rally only, and I would like to thank the management of Dani's current team, who were extremely gracious in helping us in such challenging circumstances."