Loic Duval is set to make a full-time return to the World Endurance Championship with LMP2 team TDS Racing for the upcoming 2018/19 superseason.

The Frenchman originally competed with Audi in LMP1, winning the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans and the WEC drivers’ championship, before Audi left at the end of the 2016 season.

He will join Francois Perrodo and Matthieu Vaxiviere at TDS for the 2018/19 season, which will conclude with the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“I am very happy to come back to the WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans alongside my Audi programme,” Duval said, “and moreover I am very excited about the environment in which I will compete.

“TDS Racing is a very professional race team, but with strong family values.

“I am looking forward to help Francois improve and be Matthieu’s wingman. I would like to thank both of them for this great opportunity.”

Duval took part in the final race of the 2017 WEC season in LMP2 with G-Drive Racing. Alongside Leo Roussel and Roman Rusinov they finished 11th overall.

Last season Duval took part in DTM with Audi where he finished last in the drivers’ championship with one podium to his name.

He also competed in season three of Formula E with Dragon Racing, but was replaced at the team by Neel Jani before the start of the 2017/18 season.