Dungannon driver Kris Meeke has departed Toyota, who have shaken up their line-up with the acquisition of six-time World Rally Championship winner Sebastien Ogier.

Meeke was sacked by Citroen last season as a result of "too many crashes" but returned to the WRC with Toyota for 2019. However, he will not be back for another campaign. 

Ogier, the 35-year-old Frenchman, who competed with Citroen this season, will join Welsh driver Elfyn Evans and 19-year-old Finnish rookie Kalle Rovanpera at the team based in Cologne, Germany.

Ogier's arrival offsets the departure of 2019 title winner Ott Tanak.

Ogier won six titles in succession before Estonian Tanak, who has moved to new champions Hyundai, secured this year's title. Meeke finished sixth overall, 165 points down on Tanak.

"We know how strong Sebastien is and we're all looking forward to working with him and (co-driver) Julien (Ingrassia)," said team boss Tommi Makinen of Ogier's arrival.

"I think that being able to attract a driver with his record says a lot about what we have achieved in such a short space of time with this team."

Ogier had discussed joining Toyota at the end of 2016, when he ended up leaving Volkswagen for M-Sport Ford, and said he felt 'overwhelmed' at the prospect of working with boyhood idol Makinen.

The one-year deal could be his last, having spoken previously of retirement after 2020.

Evans joins from M-Sport Ford, who had hoped to retain his services.

M-Sport are the only team with a vacant seat after Citroen announced last week they were leaving the championship, and they have plenty of choice.