Honda has announced Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro as its drivers for its first season in the World Touring Car Championship
The duo will drive the Civic cars run by Italian team JAS Motorsport.
Honda said Monteiro will enter the final three races of the 2012 season at Suzuka, Shanghai and Macau as part of the Japanese manufacturer's development programme.
Tarquini, the 2009 world champion, will start assisting the team already this year.
"We are delighted to have Gabriele back with us and excited to welcome Tiago into the Honda racing family for the first time," said Honda's motorsport boss Hideo Sato.
"Both are former Formula 1 drivers and have also proven time and again that they belong in the absolute top echelon of world touring car drivers.
"We are convinced that both drivers will contribute to the success of the Honda Civic in the FIA WTCC. I'd also like to express a special gratitude to the FIA and Eurosport Events, who have both been instrumental in making our entry in the WTCC possible from this year onwards."
Volvo gave the World Touring Car Championship a major boost when it announced it would enter the series, but its ambitions don't stop there. JACK COZENS examines its programme, the S60 and what its arrival means for the WTCC
The 2012 World Touring Car champion says he never had the money to race cars. Yet 2015 is his 11th season in the WTCC. He talks STUART CODLING through his journey from motorsport fan to paid professional - for little more than £100,000