The GP3 series will make its first appearance as a support race at the Monaco Grand Prix this year.
The Formula 1 ladder series has been unable to race on the support bill at the Principality for the past two years, mainly due to issues with finding space for its paddock. GP3 organizers revealed before last month that they were working on adding Monaco to the 2012 calendar and, on Thursday, its addition was confirmed.
Series CEO Bruno Michel said: "I am delighted to announce that Monaco has been confirmed on the 2012 GP3 calendar. It was quite a task to study all logistic options to fit our paddock in an already busy environment. This is a fantastic exposure opportunity for the series and for the drivers to showcase their talent around the challenging streets of Monaco."
The confirmation of Monaco means that this year's GP3 schedule will consist of eight rounds.