The ROAL Motorsport BMW World Touring Car team will replace former Italian Superstars champion Alberto Cerqui with Kei Cozzolino for the final race of the season at Macau in two weeks time.
Cozzolino has previous experience of the Guia circuit, having twice visited at the conclusion of race-winning campaigns in Japanese Formula 3.
He will however be making his maiden touring car appearance, having been sat on the sidelines since competing in Formula Nippon in 2010.
The highpoint of Cerqui's first season in the WTCC meanwhile has been a fourth place at the Slovakia-Ring in April.
The Italian lies 13th in the drivers' standings, eight places behind highly experienced team-mate Tom Coronel.