Xavi Vierge will join the Petronas Sprinta team for 2020.
Malaysia’s Prime Minister is hopeful to bring back Formula 1 back to the country in the near future after hosting their last race in 2017.
Malaysian prodigy, Mitchell Cheah, will compete as a wildcard in the WTCR finale at Sepang in December.
The future of the Malaysian Grand Prix is uncertain with circuit officials suggesting the country should no longer host the Formula 1 race and instead focus on MotoGP.
The World Touring Car Cup will run alongside the FIM World Endurance Championship when the series concludes in Malaysia.