11 Mar 10
Swedish driver Per-Gunnar 'P-G' Andersson has put himself firmly back in contention for this year's inaugural S-WRC crown by confirming an ongoing programme with the Czech JM Racing Team.
Andersson, a previous double winner of the J-WRC title, returned to the WRC competition on this year's opening round in Sweden, winning the Super 2000 class in a Skoda Fabia.
At the time, the Swedish appearance was seen a one-off for P-G, but with 25 points in the bag he has since brokered a deal to tackle at least five more S-WRC rounds this year - and is hoping to complete the seven required to be eligible for the drivers' title.
JM Racing is understood to be close to registering for the 2010 WRC Cup competition, which would make it the 11th team to do so. Andersson hopes to complete the whole season with the Czech squad, but other drivers could stand in if he was unable to find the necessary backing from sponsors.
In Jordan, Andersson, will use the same Fabia S2000 he drove in Sweden. Inside the car, however, there is a significant change with his former Suzuki co-driver, Jonas Andersson, taking over from Anders Fredriksson.
"The goal is to start in the S-WRC races remaining in Europe but a lot depends on how we do at attracting sponsors and funding," said P-G, who turned 30 last week.
"Jordan is a special and difficult rally. It's very open terrain and it's very difficult to judge distances and see the road. When we drove it in 2008 it was very good for me and Jonas, so we are aiming for victory this time," he added.