Stephane Prevot new codriver for Russian Citroen Jr driver Evgeny Novikov
Belgian codriver Stephane Prevot is to partner Russian Citroen Junior team driver Evgeniy Novikov for the rest of the season.
They are to start together on the Barum Rally, the IRC event which Novikov will contest privately in a Skoda Fabia S2000, then tackle the Spain and GB world championship events with Citroen. The 19 year old Russian Junior driver is nominated this season as the fastest young driver in the WRC.
Prevot competed on six rallies with Citroen in 2005 with Francois Duval, parting company after an accident in Cyprus that year. He will replace Dale Moscatt, which leaves Australia on the eve of their world championship event with no competitor in the WRC this year.
Novikov had not planned to compete in Australia, however. Prevot was codriving the last two seasons for Australian driver Chris Atkinson.