Tanner Foust to compete in select World Rallycross events in 2014
|By Hal Ridge||Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 18:16 GMT|
Tanner Foust will contest four rounds of the 2014 World Rallycross Championship at the wheel of a Marklund Motorsport-run Volkswagen Polo RX.
The six-time European Rallycross Championship event winner will race at two of the rounds he won last season - in the UK in May, and in Finland one month later.
Alongside that pair, he will also race in Canada in August and Turkey in October.
"This year is going to be the most competitive yet," said Foust.
"It's been amazing to be a part of rallycross as it has grown over the past few years and I can't wait to get back out there and race in 2014."
The Top Gear America presenter, who first raced in Europe in 2010, will partner Marklund Motorsport drivers Toomas 'Topi' Heikkinen and Anton Marklund.
Team principle Jan Marklund said signing Foust is a major coup for his outfit.
"Integrating a driver as talented as Tanner Foust into our programme is going to be incredibly exciting for Marklund Motorsport," Marklund added.
"Tanner's record behind the wheel is excellent and it will be great to get his thoughts on the development of the car - especially as we now have our partnership with Volkswagen Motorsport."
Foust will race a full Global Rallycross schedule for Andretti Motorsport firstly at the wheel of a Volkswagen Polo developed by Marklund Motorsport before the team switches to a new VW Beetle mid-year.