Birmingham Brummies have signed Italian international Nicolas Covatti.
The Argentinian born rider, 24, will join the Brummies ahead of their derby clash with Coventry on Thursday.
Co-promotor Graham Drury said: "Phil Morris [Birmingham boss] recognised Covatti's potential and he has to take full credit for the signing."
Morris added: "I saw he scored well in the GP qualifier and thought we had nothing to lose. The boy is keen and raring to go."