Riedemann was called up to pilot one of the Czech machines on ADAC Rallye Deutschland in August as part of Volkswagen’s combined WRC acclimatisation and driver assessment programme ahead of its planned world championship entry in 2013.
After finishing the asphalt event as the leading home driver in 15th overall the 23-year-old’s abilities will again be assessed on the mixed-surface round.
Spaniard Yeray Lemes, who like Riedemann is contesting the WRC Academy this year, will drive the second entry.
“Our trial runs in Finland and [Germany] have already provided us with important findings with respect to the fielding of the vehicles, the organisation of the teams and the related logistics,” said Volkswagen Motorsport boss Kris Nissen. “Every WRC round has its own characteristics though - this makes it particularly important to gather specific experiences.
“In Spain we will again be running with two young driver pairings: Christian Riedemann and Michael Wenzel did a good job at their home round and now have the chance to show their potential on gravel. Yeray Lemes and his co-driver Rogelio Penate on the other hand are hopefuls and highly motivated to compete in front of a home audience. For our team the main focus is not so much on the sporting result but on finishing the entire rally in order to gather as much experience as possible.”
Both drivers have previous experience of the Salou-based event with Lemes, who hails from the Canary Islands, topping the Junior world championship section of the rally last season and Riedemann finishing an impressive 16th overall.