Carlsson to Replace Martin in Japan

Peugeot have confirmed that Swede Daniel Carlsson will replace Markko Martin in the next round of the World Rally Championship - the Rally Japan

Carlsson to Replace Martin in Japan

Martin has been given time to recover from the accident which claimed the life of his co-driver Michael Park on last weekend's Wales Rally GB.

Carlsson's regular co-driver Matthias Andersson will sit alongside the Swede in the event which starts on September 30.

The 29 year-old was always favourite for the drive, having competed with the team previously. He finished sixth in a third Peugeot 307 on the Swedish Rally in February for satellite team Bozian Racing and drove in a third car on last year's Wales Rally GB.

He has also driven selected outings in a privateer Subaru this season, finishing in the points in Cyprus.

The FIA granted extra time to Peugeot to decide what to do in light of last weekend's tragic accident.

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