Once co-driving duties were taken over by Craig Parry Dan Barritt as 2013 has partnered evans from a break in 20-16.

But it was confirmed earlier in the day today that Barritt will come back to the side of Toyota’s driver, Takamoto Katsuta, for a 13-round WRC two programme.

With Craig Breen appearing to have missed out within the closed season game of musical chairs on a fulltime 2019 chair, co-driver Martin is understood to have pledged his future.

M sport Ford have not confirmed any details of its 2019 line up, however it is believed Evans will join Teemu Suninen at Fiesta World Rally Cars for its campaign.

Speculation which Bryan Bouffier could go back to induce a Fiesta in Monte-Carlo appears wide of their mark, however it seems likely that Swede Pontus Tidemand may join the British squad for 2019.

Pontus Tidemand – on the transfer

The Swede, winner of this WRC-2 world name in 20 17, left Skoda Motorsport by the end of this present season and announced today (Wednesday) that he has also split with former direction team Actually Management after six years.

“it ’been a wonderful ride, but today the time has begun to research new exciting opportunities for future years. To one day become world rally champion is my final target and I will ’t lose from any chance that can bring me nearer to that goal,” Tidemand posted on social networking.

“I’m really excited about this 2019 season and can’t even wait to share my plans with you as soon as possible,” said Tidemand, who confirmed that he will even divide co-driver Jonas Andersson.

Andersson will stay with Ole Christian Veiby in a Volkswagen Polo R 5. Skjaermoen will join World rally cross champion Jo Han Kristoffersson, who will even pilot a Polo in a programme that is mixed.

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