Aston Martin have confirmed Heinz-Harald Frentzen will return to racing action this year when he compates with the team in the Le Mans 24 Hours.
The German driver, who has not raced since he retired from the DTM at the end of 2006, will compete in the 007 Aston alongside Italian Andrea Piccini and Austrian Karl Wendlinger.
Former Formula One driver Frentzen has taken part in the Le Mans classic just once, in 1992.
Back then he raced a Lola-Judd for the Euro Racing team and finished in 13th position overall.
"I've only driven at Le Mans once, 16 years ago, so it's a great pleasure to come back to such a famous race - especially with a prestigious team like Aston Martin, which has formed part of the history of motorsport," said the 40-year-old German, who had tested for Aston at Paul Ricard in March.
"The circuit is obviously very demanding, but the biggest challenge for us will be to stay fully focussed and concentrated over the course of the whole 24 hours."
Aston, who took victory in the GT1 class last year, also confirmed the 009 car will driven by David Brabham, Antonio Garcia and Darren Turner. Brabham and Turner were part of the team who took victory in last year's race.
"I think we've got another very strong line-up this year," said Aston Martin Racing Team Principal George Howard-Chappell. "David and Darren are absolutely known quantities to us, having formed part of the crew that won GT1 last year, and it's very good to have them on board again.
"Antonio and Karl have both been extremely active in our customer teams, and we have been very impressed with them throughout our testing programme. Andrea drove for us at Le Mans in 2006 - as well as in America - so we're delighted to welcome him back.
"As for Heinz-Harald, his reputation speaks for itself, so we look forward to a successful collaboration and another exciting race."