Stoffel Vandoorne will compete in the 2016 Super Formula championship in Japan, Honda has confirmed.
The McLaren reserve driver will drive for Honda-powered Docomo Team Dandelion Racing this year partnering Japanese driver Tomoki Nojiri.
The Belgian replaces Indian Narain Karthikeyan, who raced for the team in 2015. The 23-year-old tweeted his confirmed drive.
The move comes after Vandoorne had tested with the team in November 2015, where engine issues shortened his run to just 20 laps.