South African rider Byron Bekker is the third rider to sign on with the Dudley Heathens for their 2012 campaign.
The 24-year old follows skipper Adam Roynon and teenager Darryl Ritchings in committing to the National League club.
"It's a club I've wanted to come to for a while - I wanted to get there last year," Bekker told BBC WM.
"It's a well-run club, well-respected amongst all the teams and it's a big step-up in my game."
Bekker spent the 2011 season with Belle Vue's second string in the National League, but found himself at odds with the Kirksmanhulme Lane track.
"I did struggle a little bit last season with my home track, it didn't really suit me as much as I thought it would," noted the Johannesburg-based rider, "I got a few injuries because of it and my confidence was low."
"This looks a strong team, Adam improved at the start of last year and was the top rider in the National League by far - then he suffered an injury.
"By the looks of it we're building a team to go out and win things - if we all perform. If we don't get silverware this season there'll be something wrong."
The Heathens still have four places to fill in their line-up for 2012, with local talents Tom Perry and Ashley Morris yet to have their futures confirmed.