Former British GT Champion Jack Mitchell will drive for Team HARD Racing in their vacant fourth Cupra Leon seat, debuting into the BTCC.
The 23-year-old will be making his debut into the touring car discipline to replace Glynn Geddie who departed for personal reasons.
The British GT star claimed the GT3 Silver Cup title in 2017, and the overall GT4 championship by a point in the following year.
Two further years yielded four podiums for Mitchell, including his first overall GT3 victory.
“I’m really looking forward to joining Team HARD Racing in the British Touring Car Championship,” he said.
“It’s a series that I have grown up watching and racing on the same weekend in some support packages, so to call myself a British Touring Car driver from next weekend is something I am very proud of.”
He is no stranger to the TOCA paddock with recent experience Quaife Mini Challenge series at Brands Hatch after a four-year break.
It was in 2014 when he secured the Ginetta Junior Championship title being current BTCC driver Senna Proctor, and McLaren F1 star Lando Norris to the achievement.
“I’ve been following the team for the last couple of seasons, and they have been making great progress, especially with the new car this year which makes me very excited.
“I’m really keen and looking forward to getting in the car at Oulton Park.
“It’s going to be a steep learning curve to get used to the car as the race craft itself is something completely different to what I’m used to in GT racing, but I have the right team around me to help me get up too speed.”
His last experience in a touring car was in 2014, with a test with Motorbase.
Mitchell is set to complete the minimum 300 km testing mileage at Snetterton before Oulton Park on July 31/August 1.