Milos Pavlovic has become the 24th and final driver to sign up for the new Formula Two series for the 2009 season.
The Serbian has previously competed in the World Series by Renault and GP2, although his time in the F1-support series ended in disappointing fashion when he left BCN two races into the 2008 campaign after a tough start to the year.
Now however he will hope for an upturn in fortune after securing his place on the F2 grid and Pavlovic said he was looking forward to the challenge.
“I am very excited to be a part of a championship that is bringing something new to the world of single-seater racing,” he said. “The budgets are realistic and drivers are able to show their qualities against tough competition in an equal environment. I'm looking forward to meeting the challenge and doing my very best.”
Chief executive of series organiser MSV, Jonathan Palmer, was also pleased to see the final seat on the grid filled and backed Pavlovic to be a front-runner when the season gets underway.
“I am delighted to welcome Milos as the final driver in the 2009 Formula Two line-up,” he said. “He's a successful and very experienced single-seater racer, and I expect him to be challenging near the front of the field from the outset.
“By confirming Milos, we have now announced our full line-up of 24 drivers from 15 different countries, a remarkable feat given we won the tender to operate the championship as recently as September last year.”