Adam Carroll is to drive for Gulf Racing in the third Gulf 12 Hour Race which takes place next week at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
The Portadown driver will share the number nine McLaren GT3 car with Mike Wainwright and Rob Bell.
Meanwhile, Kirkistown race circuit will open the 2014 stage rally year on Saturday, January 18 as the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland host the popular New Year Stages Rally.
The high speed action will be held over 6 stages, all within the confines of the circuit and the first car starts at 9am.
The New Year Stages always proves popular as many competitors see it as the ideal event to prepare for the Northern Ireland Rally Championship.