Josef Kral will complete the Barwa Addax team lineup for the 2012 GP2 season, the Spanish squad announced on Friday.
Kral finished in 15th position in last year's championship with the Arden team, scoring 15 points including two podiums. The 21-year-old Czech driver will partner Johnny Cecotto during the 2012 season.
"I am very happy that I got a chance to race in one of the most successful teams in GP2 ever," he said. "It motivates me to work even harder and be on top in the end of the year!
Kral had tested with the team in November last year.
Team boss Alejandro Agag added: "Josef Kral is the ideal companion for team-mate Johnny Cecotto because, despite the fact that both are young, they have had important experience of the GP2 series after having competed at this level over two full seasons, which is absolutely essential if you are going to have any aspirations to compete for the driver's championship.
"This healthy competitiveness between both our drivers will also help us to be in the list of candidates for the team title once more and guarantee joy for the fans in the coming season. We will provide both drivers with all the resources and experience they need to fight for the most important objectives and at the same time give these young drivers the chance to demonstrate the world that they are top-class drivers."