After being dumped from the world rally championship by Hyundai, Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon's landed a new gig for 2019.
The 31-year-old will compete in the new Global Rallycross Europe series in a Hyundai i30 Pantera X6.
Rallycross is contested on a mixed-surface circuit in rally-style cars, racing, as opposed to time-trialling like in the WRC.
Paddon is familiar with the sport, but admits it will take time getting used to racing head-to-head against other cars once again.
"I have been in rallying for a long time, so rallycross is not completely new to me, but I will have to adapt to cars racing alongside me," said Paddon.
"GRC Europe will be a new challenge and I am looking forward to taking it on, joining the other drivers throughout the year and trying to be competitive."
GRC Europe will run over six weekends, comprising five doubleheaders and a season finale at Estering in Germany.
The season starts in June and concludes in October, with events in France, UK, Portugal, Australia, Hungary and Germany.
Paddon was left without a drive in the WRC, when Hyundai signed nine-time champion Sebastien Loeb to share its third car with Dani Sordo this season.