Tom Alexander will drive a 2014 Audi R8 LMS in this year’s South Island Endurance Series three-hour championship.
Alexander will partner Anthony Leighs in the four-round season, which begins at Ruapuna in September.
Leighs steered the Audi to a podium finish in the opening North Island Endurance Series one-hour race at Pukekohe last weekend.
Qualifying fifth after clutch dramas during practice, Leighs recovered strongly to finish third and set the race’s fastest lap.
He will continue to compete in the remaining three rounds of the North Island championship before linking up with Alexander for the venture South, with the backing and support of BlackBull Markets.
Alexander is one of New Zealand’s most versatile talents.
In 2015 he won the Toyota 86 championship before driving a range of single-seater machinery, including Formula Fords, S5000s and Toyota Racing Series cars.
Alexander was also crowned the 2019 Australian SuperUte champion after a successful stint with Ross Stone Racing.
Should Alexander and Leighs perform well over the South Island Series, they will be eligible to race in the New Zealand Endurance final later this year.
The South Island Series opens its 2021 season in Christchurch on September 4.
Races at Teretonga and Highlands will follow before the championship draws to a close at Levels Raceway in October.