Newcastle Diamonds have re-signed Christian Henry to their roster for the 2012 season after a four-year absence.
The Australian, 30, rode on Tyneside between 2005 and 2008 before moves to King's Lynn and Glasgow.
"We welcome him back in belief that he can rekindle his excellent form," co-promoter Darryl Illingworth said.
"What makes for successful teams are those who have riders capable of increasing their statistics in their colours at the start of the season."
Illingworth added: "Christian is a prime example of one who we think can do that very effectively. "