Mikkelsen confirmed for third VW

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Volkswagen has officially confirmed that Andreas Mikkelsen will drive a third Polo World Rally Car from round four of the 2013 WRC in Portugal.

The Norwegian's deal had long been anticipated, but was only formally announced at the VW WRC launch in Monaco on Saturday.

Mikkelsen contested a partial WRC season with VW's preparatory Skoda Super 2000 programme this year, alongside winning his second straight Intercontinental Rally Challenge title.

"It's been a few years in the IRC, so it's great to be back in the WRC with a World Rally Car," said Mikkelsen.

"I think it was 2008 the last time I drove one, so it's fantastic to be back.

"I am so happy to be with a great team and with a great car, I'm really, really positive about the future."

Sebastien Ogier and Jari-Matti Latvala will form VW's full-time 2013 WRC line-up.

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