Force India-affiliated youngster Jehan Daruvala is to make his debut in the GP3 Series at Yas Marina this weekend.
Daruvala, 20, has spent the last two years competing in the FIA’s European Formula 3 Championship, taking two wins and a best classification of sixth in his rookie campaign.
Daruvala previously sampled GP3 machinery at last year’s end-of-season test with MP Motorsport, the team with which he will compete at this weekend’s finale.
It marks the last round of the GP3 Series before it is replaced by the Bruno Michel-run International F3 Championship as part of F1’s support package.
Daruvala will link up with fellow inexperienced GP3 racers Richard Verschoor and Devlin DeFrancesco.
“After my 2017 test, it will be good to gain some more GP3 experience ahead of the 2019 season”, said Daruvala.
“I’m happy that MP has given me the opportunity to do so. It’s a busy November month for me, adding Abu Dhabi straight after Macau, but that’s only good.”
He will be the seventh driver to race for MP in the tertiary division this season.
Dorian Boccolacci and Niko Kari both moved up to MP’s Formula 2 operation while Will Palmer and Renault-backed Christian Lundgaard entered only one round each respectively.