Franck Mailleux will remain with the Signatech squad for this year's World Endurance Championship. The 26-year-old Frenchman helped the team to win the LMP2 teams' title in last year's Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, and will now form part of a revised three-driver lineup in the one of team's ORECA 03-Nissans.
"I am delighted to be able to continue my endurance career with Signatech-Nissan," Mailleux said. "We have shared a lot of important memories together, but none greater than our championship success last season in ILMC. This will give us a very solid foundation from which we can mount our challenge for the 2012 WEC title.
"We want to be in a position to fight for victory at each round of the series from [the season-opening round at] Sebring onward but most importantly to aim for glory at Le Mans, which still remains the pinnacle of the endurance racing calendar."
Having shared the car with Lucas Ordonez and Soheil Ayari in 2011, Mailleux will have two new co-drivers this year; Olivier Lombard, who took an LMP2 class win with the rival Greaves squad at last year's Le Mans 24 Hours, and Jordan Tresson, who moves up from the Blancpain Endurance Series. Tresson is listed as the driver in the team's second car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and for the WEC.
"I am looking forward to working with the team and my new teammates Jordan and Olivier to get the best out of ourselves and the Signatech-Nissan Oreca 03 which I know so well from last year," he added.