Five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon will make his Bathurst 12 Hours debut next year with the R-Motorsport Aston Martin squad.
The New Zealander is joining the Swiss entrant for the opening round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge on February 2 as part of deal that will also result in him sharing a car with two-time Bathurst 1000 winner Rick Kelly.
They will race an R-Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage GT3 together with team regular Jake Dennis in the Castrol colours in which the Kelly Racing squad's machinery competes in Supercars.
Dixon, who made his only Supercars appearance in a Kelly Racing Holden at Surfers Paradise in 2010, said: "I have never raced at Bathurst before, but I’ve watched races at the Mount Panorama Circuit back when I was a teenager.
"What I like most about the circuit is the high commitment, especially across the top, and the high-speed passages and then down The Chase and all the way to the last corner.
"My expectations for the 12 hours: with the calibre of the team and the drivers that I am joining, we've got to go in with the mindset of we're going to be successful."
Dixon, Daytona 24 Hours winner in 2006, has never raced a GT3 car, but has been part of Ford's GTE programme since 2016.