Stephane Richelmi will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship for the 2018-18 'super season' after being named as Jackie Chan DC Racing's final driver ahead of this week's pre-season Prologue test at Paul Ricard.

With support from Jota Sport, the DC Racing team will return to the WEC with a two-car entry in LMP2, with Richelmi joining Gabriel Aubry and Ho-Pin Tung in the 'Mighty 38' Oreca 07 Gibson entry for the new season.

Richelmi won the LMP2 title with Signatech Alpine back in 2016, and returns to the WEC after winning the Asian Le Mans Series title with DC Racing over the winter.

"I’m delighted to be part of the team for the WEC Super Season. I’ve been close to David [Cheng, team owner] and Ho-Pin since we met in Alpine two years ago, I really appreciate them," Richelmi said.

"They work hard together with JOTA Sport to become a reference in endurance races. While we together already won the Asian Le Mans, it was a kind of new starter: big things are now coming.

"I can’t wait to come back in this great championship after a difficult year with the GTs, and endurance suits me well."

Cheng added: "Knowing that the 'Fortune Cat 37' is in good hands this year with our returning Asian Le Mans crew of all Malaysian drivers with the support SIC, equally we have a formidable 'Mighty 38' line-up returning from Asian Le Mans with Richelmi, Aubrey and Tung.

"Ho-Pin and Stef both have Le Mans-winning experience and has been teammates in sister cars in the past, and Aubry has shown great speed and mental fortitude with us.

"I’m confident in our team’s ability this year to challenge for top honors, and we look forward to kicking off the Super Season this weekend."

The WEC pre-season 'Prologue' test takes place at Paul Ricard later this week ahead of the opening race of the season at Spa next month.