Honda TT Legends new-boy Michael Dunlop will add World Endurance duties to his roads commitments for the team as he replaces the departed Cameron Donald.
After two successful test sessions with the team in France and Spain, Dunlop will be the reserve rider and joins John McGuinness, Simon Andrews and Michael Rutter for the two 24-hour races but won't contest the Oschersleben round which clashes with the Ulster Grand Prix and will only travel to Suzuka if one of the other three is injured.
"It’s a great opportunity for me to join the EWC side of the Honda TT Legends as well as doing the road racing. I spent a decent amount of time with the crew in France and Spain last week and put a good few laps on the bike, so I already feel like part of the team," said Dunlop.
"I’ve not done endurance racing before but I’m sure I’ll get to grips with the short track laps soon enough. Spending more time on the bike can only be a good thing in terms of bike fitness, and that all helps on the roads so I'm looking forward to getting stuck in."