Yvan Muller will continue to race in the FIA World Touring Car Championship

Three-time FIA World Touring Car Championship winner Yvan Muller has confirmed he will be on the 2013 season grid, although he hasn’t yet specified which team he will be driving for.

The 43-year-old Frenchman has been part of the WTCC landscape since 2006, spending four seasons with SEAT and the last three with the works Chevrolet team, winning the championship crowns in 2008 and 2010-11. Aside from his debut season (in which he finished fourth overall), Muller has never finished outside the top three in the Drivers’ Championship standings.

Muller enjoyed a thrilling scrap with Chevrolet team-mates Rob Huff and Alain Menu for the 2012 title, finishing third overallMuller finished third overall last year behind Chevrolet team-mates Rob Huff and Alain Menu in a fiercely-contested campaign.

He confirmed via his Facebook page that he would again be on the WTCC grid, although his appointment could be with any one of several outfits which are yet to formalise their driver line-ups for the upcoming season, which kicks off in March.

One of the outfits yet to confirm its line-up is the RML squad, with whom he has driven since 2009. The outfit has run Chevrolet’s works programme since 2005, but with the carmaker announcing it had withdrawn its factory support from the championship, the team is expected to opt for a privateer programme with the Chevrolet Cruze in 2013.

The team is expected to formally announce its 2013 plans very soon.

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