British Touring Car title-winning squad Eurotech will run Martin Depper in one of its Honda Civics next season.
Eurotech took the overall drivers' championship with Andrew Jordan this season, as well as both Independents' titles.
Jordan will defend his crown in the Civic hatchback, but former team-mate Jeff Smith has now sold his car to Depper, who drove a Forster Motorsport BMW 320si in the 2010 BTCC.
Team boss Mike Jordan ran Depper in the car at Donington Park last week and believes he can improve on his difficult debut season.
"He tested the Honda to get a feel for the NGTC car," said Jordan Sr.
"He drove really well. He's a nice guy and listened to what we suggested.
"If he can carry that approach into next season I think he could do well."
AUTOSPORT understands Smith is unlikely to be racing in the BTCC next year as he focuses on his business commitments.