Luca Ghiotto will compete in GT World Challenge Europe next term after agreeing to join leading Aston Martin squad R-Motorsport for the 2020 season.
The Italian ace comes with considerable single-seater pedigree, including a runner-up finish in the 2015 GP3 Series standings. Since then he has competed in FIA Formula 2 and sits third in this year's championship ahead of the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Having spent four years in the top-tier development category, he will now graduate to a full-time role in GT3 racing with the expanding R-Motorsport outfit. Full details of his programme are yet to be revealed, though he is set to compete in the full GT World Challenge Europe campaign, encompassing both Endurance and Sprint Cup events.
"We warmly welcome Luca at R-Motorsport," said team principal Dr. Florian Kamelger. "He is obviously a driver with a great future in international automobile racing.
"He is a highly valued addition to our team and it will be certainly exciting working with him in the future."
Ghiotto added: "The change from single-seater racing into a professional GT3 team like R-Motorsport is an important career step for me and offers a new perspective for my future in the sport.
"I am looking forward to working together with the team and can’t wait to start into my first long-distance GT3 race in 2020."
The 2020 GT World Challenge Europe season will kick off at Ghiotto's home circuit, Monza, over the weekend of April 18-19.