Marty McCormack will replace the injured Patrik Flodin in Petter Solberg's Intercontinental Rally Challenge team for the Tour de Corse later this month, Solberg has confirmed.
The outing in the PS Engineering Ford Fiesta S2000 will mark 27-year-old Northern Irishman McCormack's four-wheel-drive debut.
"We talked to some drivers about who will replace Patrik, but Marty is the one, we think he's a good guy," Solberg said. "I am convinced Marty will be a great driver for the team, and I'm very happy he could join the team on such short notice."
McCormack was one of the stars of last year's British Rally Championship, winning the International Rally Northern Ireland outright in his Citroen DS3 R3. He also won the 2WD category of the most recent IRC round, the Circuit of Ireland. Flodin, who has undergone an operation for his broken collarbone, will begin his six-event IRC programme with PS Engineering on the Ypres Rally next month.
"This is really just unlucky," said Flodin. "I hurt my collarbone first while out running, but only found out later that an operation was needed. I'm in recovery now, and everything is looking good for the Ypres Rally."