Formula 3 racer Marcus Ericsson has signed to race for multiple Japanese title winning team TOM'S next year.
Ericsson, who finished fifth in the British championship this season, will live and race full-time in Japan and believes the move will allow him to challenge for victory in next year's Macau Grand Prix, as well as the Japanese championship.
"I'm delighted to join TOM'S," he said. "It's one of the absolute best F3 teams on the planet.
"It's going to be exciting to live outside Europe for the first time and it will provide a great opportunity for success in both the Japanese F3 championship and Macau."
TOM'S team boss Susumi Koumi added: "We're very pleased to have Marcus on board and look forward to a successful season with him.
"We would like him to enjoy driving our F3 car, and also the completely different culture here to broaden his experience in various aspects."
Ericsson's season in Japan will kick off with the first round at Fuji on April 4-5.