Former F1 driver Tiago Monteiro will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours as part of the ByKolles Racing driver line-up in the LMP1 class.

The Portuguese driver, who currently competes with Honda in the World Touring Car Championship, will share the CLM P1/01 machine alongside the team's more frequent WEC drivers Pierre Kaffer and Simon Trummer.

It will be Monteiro's first outing at Le Mans since competing with OAK Racing in the LMP1 class in 2011, though this will now be his fifth start having made his debut back in 1999.

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"I'm delighted to join ByKOLLES Racing for Le Mans, it's an honour to be asked and I'm very grateful to Honda for temporarily releasing me from my obligations so that I can participate. I've competed in the race multiple times in the past and I love the event.

"I know the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and I'm confident that we will make the most of the race. Most of all I'm looking forward to testing in the car ahead of the race, we want to be as prepared as possible before the big day."

Monteiro - who famously scored an F1 podium with Jordan during the six-car 2005 United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis - hasn't finished his last two Le Mans outings, but was fourth in the GTS class in 2001 driving a Larbre Chrysler Viper.