Craig Breen has revealed that he plans to compete in eight rounds of the European Rally Championship this season.

The Waterford man, who claimed the World Championship Academy in 2011 and the Super World Championship in 2012, will drive for the Peugeot Sport Factory team.

The newly-formed ERC is an amalgamation of the existing series and the Intercontental Rally Challenge.

Craig Breen’s provisional ERC calendar:

1-3 February Rally Liepaja-Ventspils (Latvia)

25-28 April Rallye Açores

16-18 May Tour de Corse

27-29 June Belgium Ypres Westhoek Rally

11-14 July Rally San Marino

26-29 September Rally Poland

10 -12 October Rallye Sanremo

7-9 November International Rallye du Valais