24 Nov 2011

Ogier to drive for Volkswagen

6:04 am on 24 November 2011

The French Citroen driver Sebastien Ogier, who finished third in this year's World Rally Championship, has joined Volkswagen.

Ogier is the first official Volkswagen driver for their entry in the 2013 season, so he won't compete next year after leaving Citroen.

Ogier left Citroen after it was announced that world championship runner-up Mikko Hirvonen of Finland would join the French manufacturer.

Volkswagen added that Ogier would "perform his first run as a Volkswagen factory driver at the Race Of Champions in Duesseldorf early next month.