Danish Touring Car champion Michel Nykjaer is to move up to the World Touring Car Championship in a SUNRED Engineering SEAT Leon TDi.
The 30-year-old won the Danish title in both 2007 and 2009, and is also twice a winner of the European Touring Car Cup.
He made his WTCC debut with a one-off outing at Oschersleben last year in a Chevrolet run by Perfection Racing.
Nykjaer has already tested for SUNRED and hopes to emulate team regular Tom Coronel by taking the independents' title.
"I had two test drives in the SEAT TDI Leon, and it is a fantastic car," said Nykjaer. "SUNRED and SEAT Sport have very close relations, and I have full confidence that they can help me to reach the very top of the tree.
"My goal is to win the private drivers' championship, the Independents' Trophy, in 2010, which I consider realistic despite the stiff competition."
SUNRED's 2009 drivers Coronel and Tom Boardman have yet to confirm their 2010 plans.