NEW CAR: Sebastien Ogier.
NEW CAR: Sebastien Ogier. Trevor Veale

Ogier signs up with M-Sport

WORLD champion Sébastien Ogier will drive M-Sport's all-new Ford Fiesta WRC in next season's FIA World Rally Championship.

He ended six weeks of speculation by signing for the British team after his Volkswagen squad's unexpected announcement that it was leaving the WRC.

Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia will be partnered by Ott Tänak, who rejoins M-Sport for a third stint. Martin Järveoja will replace Raigo Mõlder as the Estonian's co-driver.

The four-time champion tested the Fiesta in Wales last month, two days after trying Toyota's Yaris World Rally Car in Spain. However, an agreement with M-Sport boss Malcolm Wilson was not finalised until Monday.