The winners of the UK's premier national rally championships will all receive free entries into this year's Wales Rally GB (13-16 November) as a key component of the on-going 'Road to Wales' initiative.
The Finn, who claimed his maiden victory here in 2008, beat Volkswagen team-mate Andreas Mikkelsen by 53.6sec after a tight battle through snowy forests in Sweden and Norway. Mikkelsen, who twice led the rally, secured his first WRC podium.
The organisers of Wales Rally GB have welcomed news that UK television viewers will enjoy extended coverage - including live action of this year's FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) - following confirmation that BT Sport has been announced as the exclusive pay-TV broadcaster for 2014.
Last year's Wales Rally GB was one of the most successful on record, providing the region with a multi-million pound boost, attracting thousands of spectators and watched by 600 million viewers world wide.
British rallying has received another major boost with Citroen Racing announcing that experienced Northern Ireland driver Kris Meeke will be joining its title-winning Citroen Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team for the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship.