American Mike Skeen will make his FIA World Endurance Championship debut at the Six Hours of Fuji on Oct. 12, joining Jeroen Bleekemolen and Bret Curtis in the GTE-Am class No. 61 AF Corse Ferrari F458 Italia.
Skeen posted the news on his Facebook page Sunday afternoon.
The trio replaces Luis Perez-Companc, Mirko Venturi and Marco Cioci for Fuji.
Skeen, the runner-up in this year’s Pirelli World Challenge GT championship, is a Silver-rated driver by the ACO, and thus eligible to join the Platinum-rated Bleekemolen and Bronze-rated Curtis in a GTE-Am eligible car.
Skeen was added to the FIA ranking classification as of Sept. 24, last Wednesday.
On the revised FIA WEC entry list posted Friday, the No. 61 had a TBA spot listed. It fills the lone remaining TBA spot within GTE-Am.
Although not updated on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship entry list yet, it is anticipated Skeen will make another start with Park Place Motorsports in the GT Daytona class at Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda next week.