Earl Bamber will be joining 2019 Spa 24 Hour winners GPX for this year’s five-round World GT Challenge Europe Endurance Cup.
It means the Kiwi now has a chance to defend his Spa 24 Hour crown, which he won for the first time last year with Rowe Racing.
Bamber will be racing alongside Porsche factory drivers Mathieu Jaminet and Matt Campbell for the whole series, with the first round scheduled to be at Monza next month.
GPX will field just the single Porsche 911 GT3, with French Formula 2 team ART GP coming on board to support the squad this year.
ART is one of the most successful Formula 2/GP2 teams in history having won six titles. Last season, ART had Kiwi driver Marcus Armstrong placed in one of the two cars.
The team’s 2021 livery was revealed overnight, with a red, white, and blue camouflage design the warpaint of choice.
Since leaving his role as a factory Porsche driver at the end of 2020, Bamber has already set-up his own IMSA GTD squad, which made its debut in January’s Daytona 24 Hour.
The 30-year-old then confirmed his spot on the Nürburgring 24 Hour grid with the Frikadelli Racing Team.
He also witnessed the expansion of the Earl Bamber Motorsport team, which he co-owns, into Australia with gigs in both the Porsche Carrera Cup and Michelin Sprint Challenge.
The five-round GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup starts its season in Monza on April 16-18.
The blue riband Spa 24 Hour race is the third round on the calendar and will be held over July 29-August 1.