French driver Terry Folb will compete for Sebastien Loeb Racing’s JWRC outfit in the team's first campaign in rallying.
Folb, 25, started his international career in 2015 after two learning years in national championships and made a storming introduction to the JWRC scene, emerging as one of the class frontrunners in Rally Monte-Carlo.
He ended the season with three JWRC podiums and third overall in the category standings.
"In 2015, the aim was to improve and to move up a notch by entering in the JWRC, and I think I did a good job," said Folb. "I didn’t necessarily expect to join a team like that of Sebastien Loeb and [co-owner] Dominique Heintz, but I’m very happy!"
"Usually, there is supposed to be one year to learn and then one year to win. We’re sharing the same ambition!"
Folb will drive the squad's sole DS3 R3 Max entry in 2016, partnered by his 2015 co-driver Franck Le Floch.
"He’s young, he’s experienced with both the DS3 R3 Max and the JWRC and, on top of that, he’s from Alsace, too. So he’s got the perfect profile," said Loeb.
"He’s consistently improved since his debut in rallying and the season he completed in 2015 speaks for itself: great results and a very convincing second part of the championship.”
The JWRC champion will once more receive a fully-funded WRC2 campaign as a prize in 2016, with Citroen protege Quentin Gilbert having secured the move up the ladder this year.