Sébastien Loeb will tackle the gruelling Dakar Rally for the first time in a Peugeot 2008 DKR in January 2016.
The Frenchman, a nine-time winner of the World Rally Championship, will be navigated by Daniel Elena, with whom he claimed all of his WRC successes.
Loeb and Elena will join a strong Team Peugeot Total line-up that also includes Carlos Sainz, Stéphane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres.
This year’s Dakar crosses Argentina and Bolivia over 13 days. Loeb had tested the 2008 DKR in Morocco in June, and he will return to the country to compete in the next round of the World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, the Rallye du Maroc, on 3-9 October.
In Morocco, Sainz will drive the latest Peugeot 2008 DKR16 whereas Loeb will drive a 2015-specification car.
Loeb, who has been competing with Citroen in the World Touring Car Championship this season, said: “The Dakar is completely different from the racing I’m doing at the moment. It will be very long, more than two weeks, and you need to have the endurance to look after the driver and the car. It’s another approach to racing but I’ll discover that in January.”