Reigning British F3 National Class champion Jay Bridger has signed a deal with National Class outfit Litespeed to help run his championship class Mygale Mugen-Honda for the rest of the season.
Bridger missed the previous round at Silverstone earlier this month after enduring a difficult start to his campaign and splitting with Team West-Tec.
The 20-year-old ex-British Formula Ford front-runner will return to action at Rockingham later this month, testing on May 18th with a newly liveried car run under the Litespeed/Bridger Motorsport banner.
"This is a terrific opportunity for me to demonstrate what I am capable of," said Bridger. "There is a definite meeting of minds with Litespeed and I am looking forward to a long and highly successful future together.
"I would like to thank the team for their financial and engineering support and can't wait to work with such passionate and friendly people."
Director of engineering at Litespeed Steve Kenchington added: "We are delighted to have Jay on board as he is an extremely capable British driver and a thoroughly nice guy.
"Jay's results at Oulton Park and subsequent missing of the race at Silverstone GP are unfortunate in terms of his challenge for the 2009 title, however we are confident that we will turn his fortunes round for the rest of the season. The car needs some development, but it won't take us long to have it in great shape."
Bridger's 2008 race engineer, Teo da Silva Lopes has joined the set-up and will run Bridger's car, assisted by Litespeed's engineering department.
Litespeed and Bridger Motorsport are also in discussions about establishing a Junior Team for 2010, managed by Bridger and engineered by Litespeed.