Max Wissel will return to Superleague Formula at the next round of the championship at Zolder on 16/17 July.

The German has raced in the series since its inaugural year in 2008, representing FC Basel for three years. He finished third in the standings in both 2009 and 2010.

Now 21, he was not on the grid for the opening round of the season at Assen following the departure of the Swiss team, but he will return to race the South Korea car, run by the Spanish De Villota squad.

“I can't wait to get back out on the track again, it feels like a really long time since Navarra last year,” he said. “I've been working hard on my strength, stamina and overall fitness and I feel really ready for this.

“I've had some good results in the past and now I think that I'm better prepared as a driver. The level of drivers in the championship is getting higher and higher and I know that I´ve also improved as a driver. I am looking forward to the higher level of competition.”

Robin Webb, Superleague Formula Competitions Director said: “It's good to have Max back in the championship. His results speak for themselves as to his ability and we consider him to be very much a home grown talent. For a driver of his age he has performed fantastically and it will be fascinating watching his progress in what is a very tough championship.”