Adrian Valles' new AV entry has been confirmed as one of 12 teams on the initial shortlist to compete in Formula Renault 3.5 next year.
As revealed by AUTOSPORT in October, the team took over RFR's entry for the post-season tests, but with a view to competing in the series in 2013.
It has now been named on the shortlist for 2013, the only new team to make the initial cut.
Arden, Carlin, Comtec, DAMS, Fortec, Draco, ISR, Lotus, P1 Motorsport, Pons and Tech 1 were also confirmed.
Two teams have been named on the standby list - Zeta Management, formerly BVM, and Russian squad MT Motorsport.
The final 13-strong entry list for next season will be confirmed on 25 February next year.