Bryan Bouffier will contest the 2015 World Rally Championship opening Monte Carlo Rally in an M-Sport Ford again, after leading this year's event.
The Frenchman won the Monte when it was an Intercontinental Rally Challenge round in 2011, and starred once more on his one-off WRC outing for M-Sport in January.
Bouffier led much of the rally and finished second to Sebastien Ogier's Volkswagen.
He was subsequently hired for Hyundai's WRC programme, primarily as a test driver, but has not been included in the Korean firm's 2015 plans so far.
M-Sport has announced Elfyn Evans and Ott Tanak as the full-season drivers for its main WRC team next year.