Nikara will drive an R4-specification Subaru Impreza for the four-time world rally champion’s eponymous team. The 26-year-old is due to complete a two-day test in France tomorrow (Friday).
“For sure I will bet getting some tips from Tommi,” said Nikara. “I don’t have so much experience on Tarmac and I have never been to Corsica before so Tommi can really help me.”
Nikara forms part of a two-car Tommi Mäkinen Racing entry with defending IRC Production Cup champion Toshi Arai competing in a second Impreza.