Giedo van der Garde will join Racing Team Nederland for its debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship, the team announced on Friday.
The 32-year-old returns to endurance racing for the WEC ‘Super Season’ after winning the 2016 European Le Mans Series with G-Drive Racing.
He will join team owner Frits van Eerd in the Dallara P217 Gibson, who was announced as its first driver when the program was revealed last month.
“I am delighted that Giedo has joined us,” van Eerd said. “He is fast, experienced and highly motivated.
“Our debut in the world championship is a fantastic challenge, so it’s great to embark on it with a driver of this caliber.”
Added van der Garde: “I am very happy that Racing Team Nederland and Frits have given me this great opportunity. I like the team’s ambitions and I want to be a part of it.
“The world championship is highly competitive and the Le Mans 24 Hours is one of the greatest races in the world. It will be special to compete in it again.
“The target is that as a team, we will keep improving each other, so that ultimately we can challenge for the podium. I am very much looking forward to it!”