Pal Varhaug has confirmed that he will be back with Jenzer Motorsport for another season of racing in the GP3 Series championship.

"It's official! I'm back in @gp3_official with Jenzer Motorsport!" he posted on social media network Instagram on Friday. "Thank you for this opportunity. Big smiles."

Varhaug originally made his series d?but with Jenzer back in 2010, when he started off a full season of racing in GP3 by winning the first-ever race in the new championship at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

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Prior to that Varhaug had been the runner-up in the 2007 Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 championship and then gone on to clinch the 2008 Italian Formula Renault 2.0 title. However Varhaug struggled to maintain that sort of form when he attempted to move up to GP2 in 2011.

In his only full season in the feeder series to date, Varhaug was team mates at DAMS with Romain Grosjean who went on to dominate the title battle in the sister car, the Frenchman picking up a ride in F1 with Lotus the following year as a result. However in the same car, Varhaug finished without any points all year.

The following year Varhaug had a more auspicious time of it in the 2012 Auto GP World Series in which he picked up three race wins and five further podium positions in the 14-race season with Virtuosi UK, only to be pipped to the title by Super Nova's Adrian Quaife-Hobbs.

Varhaug subsequently attempted a return to GP2 in 2013, but his time with Hilmer Motorsport lasted only two weekends. Varhaug then opted to go back to Jenzer for a second full year of competition in GP3 in 2014, but the 24-year-old from Stavanger in Norway admitted he was disappointed with how his performance had turned out during the course of the season.

"I am not really happy with my results from last year," acknowledged Varhaug, who picked up only 12 points and finished in 17th place in the drivers championship. "It would be good to show what I am really capable of with much better results in 2015."

Varhaug will now have another chance to prove his credentials with Jenzer in 2015. He will once again be racing alongside Matheo Tuscher, with the pair now joined by the already-announced Ralph Boschung who arrives fresh from ADAC Formel Masters.

The confirmation of the three-man Jenzer line-up leaves only four seats still open in GP3, with just a place apiece available at each of Carlin, Arden, Campos Racing and Trident.

There's also a question mark over what will happen about the ninth team that is supposed to be on the grid, after the collapse of the Marussia F1 team at the end of 2014 led to the demise of its junior GP3 squad Marussia Manor Racing.

No replacement team has yet been announced, putting a question mark over whether or not there will be three further race seats available in time for the start of the 2015 in Spain on May 9.