Dean Stoneman is to make a return to single-seater action after it was announced that he will join Koiranen GP for the final round of the GP3 championship in Abu Dhabi.

The 23-year-old seemed set to establish himself in the Renault World Series on the back of a title-winning F2 campaign in 2010, which led to a successful test with the Williams F1 team.

However, Stoneman's racing plans had to be put to one side when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, with his full-time return to action coming this season when he competed in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

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The Briton will now conduct a two-day test with Koiranen GP ahead of his first outing in a single-seater since his Williams F1 run.

"I can't wait to get back to this type of racing," he said. "The last time I was in a single-seater was in the Williams F1 car in 2010 for the rookie test in Abu Dhabi. It will be special to be part of the F1 race weekend and the atmosphere that goes with it. I really want to thank Koiranen for the chance and its something I'm going to grab with both hands.

"In 2010 I had the world at my feet. I was FIA F2 Champion and enjoyed a successful test with Williams and life couldn't be better. I had just signed to be Daniel Ricciardo's teammate in Renault World Series when I received the hammer blow and my racing and life was put on hold for two tough years. Returning to Abu Dhabi will be very special indeed."