Tin Sritrai will become the first driver from Thailand to compete in the World Touring Car Championship at the next round at Chang on November 1.
He will take the wheel of Campos Racing's third Chevrolet RML Cruze alongside regular drivers Hugo Valente and John Filippi.
Sritrai will join the field as the WTCC races at the new Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand for the first time. Sritrai will be driving the car, last raced by Matej Homola earlier this year in Slovakia.
"I am so happy to get this incredible opportunity to graduate to the WTCC for my home race," said Sritrai.
"It’s a really big chance to learn from the best and I cannot wait to get my first experience of my Campos Chevrolet in front of my home fans.
"I am well aware of the enormity of the challenge, but I will do my best to build my knowledge in the hope that I can race in the WTCC full time in the future."
Sritrai competed in the 2012 Race of Champions in Bangkok, and has been a regular touring car frontrunner, winning the Touring Car Series in Asia between 2012 and 2014 and also leading this year's standings.
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