Italian teenager Kevin Ceccon will become the youngest driver in this year's GP2 line-up when he races for Coloni Motorsport in the next two meetings at Barcelona and Monaco.
Ceccon, 17, replaces Davide Rigon, who is sidelined after a leg-breaking crash last time out at Istanbul.
Ceccon was a podium finisher in the AutoGP season opener, held at Monza last weekend, and team boss Paolo Coloni said he was delighted to offer the youngster a chance to prove himself at a higher level.
"I think Kevin is the most interesting young Italian driver around at the moment," he said.
"He did a good job to finish in the top three at Monza, and these two races will be a great chance to prepare himself for the 2012 season."
Ceccon, who drives for Ombra Racing, is currently fourth in the AutoGP standings.