Ferrari Formula 1 test driver Davide Rigon will make his return to single seater racing with BVM Target in Formula Renault 3.5 at Paul Ricard this weekend.
"It's a pleasure to receive such an unexpected call - I'm so pleased to race in a single seater car again," Rigon said.
"As shown at Magny-Cours, the accident [that] occurred in Istanbul is only a far memory.
"I will have to work hard and I'll have very little time, but I've always liked challenges.
"It will be so important to have a good start and quickly discover all the secrets of the car. I'd like to thank the BVM-Target team for thinking of me and I hope to pay them [back] with a good result."
Rigon is the fifth driver to take the seat alongside BVM Target's regular driver Nikolay Martsenko this season.
GP3 racer Tamas Pal Kiss stepped in for his home race at the Hungaroring last time out, while Giovanni Venturini, Sergey Sirotkin and Daniel Zampieri have all driven for the team at some point this season.
The 26-year-old, a former Euro 3000 champion and Superleague race winner, has four FR3.5 starts to his name. They came in the final rounds of the 2005 season, where he drove for Victory Engineering and took a best finish of eighth.