Barritt navigated Katsuta at 20-16, but has partnered Elfyn Evans at the M Sport Ford World Rally Team for the past two seasons. However, Evans faces an uncertain future with no WRC programme supported.
As he wants to take another step towards a top line WRC drive barritt replenishes Marko Salminen along with the kid.
The pair will effort a Ford Fiesta R5 at each WRC around except Kennards Hire Rally Australia. They will also tackle two rounds of this Finnish Rally Championship.
Katsuta said he was & rsquo & lsquo thankful; to Salminen due to his service, and has been keen to reveal Barritt he has grown.
“Daniel has made a decision to undertake the task of once more rallying with me, and I will be excited to show him just how much I have improved on the last couple of decades,” he said.
“The Rally Challenge Program was strengthened, so a much more rigorous world awaits me. But, I am determined to push myself to the constraints, and I am confident I am going to be able to develop. ”
Program manager, also Toyota Gazoo Racing team leader Tommi Mäkinen said he was impressed with Katsuta’s advancement over the last decades, also that setting goals that are new will encourage his development.
“The targets for the forthcoming season are for Katsuta to comprehend the significance of balanced and balancing work at long WRC events, build confidence, and learn to manage the pressure, and step up to the degree of a WRC professional,and rdquo; he clarified.
Mäkinen confirmed rsquo & Katsuta;s objective for the season-opening Rallye montecarlo was to get reacquainted in preparation for a push at the 2nd around in Sweden with Barritt — the spectacle of his WRC two event triumph in 2018.