V8 Supercars veteran Russell Ingall has agreed to 'go around one more time' before bringing his distinguished career to an end in 2013.
Ingall, the oldest V8 driver at 48, has signed a one-year deal with Walkinshaw Racing to race a new Holden Commodore backed by his personal sponsor Supercheap Auto.
The 2005 V8 champion and dual Bathurst 1000 winner will bow out at the end of his 18th season, which coincides with the historic introduction of two new manufacturers with Car of the Future chassis.
'All good things must come to an end, and the introduction of Car of the Future gives me the opportunity to go out the way I have always wanted - on my terms,' Ingall said.
'COTF is a whole new ball game for V8s and it will open up the competition - you won't see the domination by just two teams like we've seen this year.
'Experience and a cool head will count for a lot and I've got both those on my side.'
Ingall, who finished 13th in the 2012 championship standings, said he would still be aggressive in his final season.
'It's fantastic to have been in V8s for so long, almost since its inception. More importantly, I'm very proud that I am still competitive,' he said.
'I can hold my head up high and say that if I wasn't competitive, and I didn't believe I could win races, I wouldn't still be driving.'
The 2013 season begins with Adelaide Clipsal 500 from February 28.