Lada Sport Rosneft hopes to see the Dutch driver on podium at the team's home race.
Rob Huff will line up 13th and Van Lagen in 17th for tomorrows two three-lap races.
The Big One will be a highlight of the 2015 season – and the hardest race of the year.
One driver in particular who will be hoping that ‘Pechito’ López’s winless streak in Eastern Europe continues is Norbert Michelisz.
James Thompson: "There is much to be excited about with this new project, and over the weekend the LADA Sport Rosneft team showed some signs of what will be achieved."
James Thompson take pole position for Race 2
Planet Earth’s finest touring car racing heroes will resume their battle for on-track glory in Argentina.
The Lada drivers commented on the significant changes in WTCC calendar.
Rob Huff give a jubilant LADA Sport team its second-ever WTCC race win.
The Briton showed considerable prowess and appeared to be in complete harmony with his TC1-spec Granta Sport on Circuito da Guia.
Separated by less than 0.15 of a second, the three Citroën C-Elysée WTCCs finished first, second and third in qualifying in Suzuka.
The Suzuka circuit has been the scene of many historic and iconic events.
The former World Champion has had a season of ups and downs since joining the LADA Sport fold.
Citroën, on its first season in WTCC and touring car racing, mathematically conquered the Manufacturers’ title.
An invigorated LADA team is brimming with optimism as it heads into the Asian.
Rob Huff and double British Touring Car Champion James Thompson, were special guests at the Moscow International Automobile Salon.
'Notoriously fickle microclimate' may be a factor