French prototype driver Franck Mailleux will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours for the fifth time in June after securing a full-season drive with Morand Racing LMP2 squad.
Mailleux, whose seat in the team's Morgan-Judd/BMW LMP2 was initially only confirmed for this weekend's Silverstone European Le Mans Series opener, will now complete the five-round championship alongside Natacha Gachnang in addition to racing in the 24 Hours.
Mailleux, who finished second in P2 at Le Mans with the Signatech team in 2011, said: "This is a big relief after a tricky winter. This is a good package, but it is a new team and we have a lot to learn before Le Mans."
Team boss Benoit Morand said: "Franck came into the picture late and we were able to find a deal for Silverstone very quickly. Now we have been lucky enough to finalize his seat for the full season."
Morand explained that a number of drivers in the frame for the third seat at Le Mans. They include ELMS P2 race winner Olivier Lombard, who tested for the team earlier in the year.