Poole Pirates have named Polish rider Robert Miskowiak as their second confirmed starter for the 2013 Elite League season.
Promoter Matt Ford first tried to sign the 29-year-old eight years ago, but in 2004 the Dorset club were beaten by Ipswich to his signature.
Miskowiak had a spell in the Elite league last season with Wolverhampton and has joined Brit Kyle Howarth, 18, who was the first rider to sign for the club last week.
Ford was delighted to finally land his man, stating the Polish rider's average will be an asset for the club next year.
"This is a key capture for us. Robert has always shown a liking for the Wimborne Road track and to have him on board was pivotal in our plans," he told the club's official website.
"Poole has a wonderful reputation with Polish riders and I am confident Robert will add his name to the illustrious list. This past season we were served brilliantly by Adrian Medzienski and then Krzysztof Kasprzak.
"Robert joins us on a 5.81 average and I think he has a lot to offer us at that figure. Last season in Poland he was No 1 in the First Division ahead of riders like Antonio Lindback, Davey Watt, Peter Ljung, Bjarne Pedersen and Scott Nicholls.
"I know he is delighted to join and he will fit the bill perfectly - an experienced rider who knows all the Elite League tracks with the potential to improve his average. I know our fans will warm to him quickly in the blue and white.
"I think it would be fair to say he hasn't quite fulfilled his potential on the track here in the UK. I hope we can bring out the best in Robert at Wimborne Road in 2013."