American Le Mans Series LMPC champion team Level 5 Motorsports will move up to the LMP2 class next season with a pair of Lola-Hondas.
Owner/driver Scott Tucker won the new one-make LMPC division this year, and will retain his regular teammate Christophe Bouchut for the step up to LMP2. Bouchut is a former winner of both the Daytona and Le Mans 24 Hours, and a multiple champion in GT racing.
The team has also signed former ALMS LMP2 champion Luis Diaz. The 33-year-old Mexican won the class with Adrian Fernandez in the Fernandez Acura in 2009, but had to move down to the GTC class when Fernandez withdrew this season.
"We had an ambitious plan for 2010 and I was very pleased with how things turned out," Tucker said. "But we're not going to slow down now. We've got just as much ambition for 2011.
"Christophe's credentials speak for themselves. He is a big part of the success we have had over the past few years. I have raced against Luis and he is a great driver. It will be great to race with him instead of against him."