Mat'o Homola will become the first Slovakian driver to compete in the World Touring Car Championship next weekend in Slovakia.
Homola will drive for Campos Racing in the team's third Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 alongside his commitments in the supporting European Touring Car Cup.
Homola, who has finished runner-up in the ETCC Super 2000 class twice, and won in front of his home crowd in the ETCC last season, will drive the third car of Campos Racing, which has so far been unused this season.
"This is a big chance for me and one I am determined to make the most of," said Homola.
"It's not very often that you get the opportunity to race in a world championship event but when it's in your home country it makes it even more special. Of course I want to achieve a strong result but I also need to be realistic.
"I need to learn a more powerful and technically advanced car against a very strong field of international drivers.
"But while I don't have experience of TC1 competition, at least I can count on the support of the home fans at a track I know very well and like very much."
Neil Hudson / TouringCarTimes