Jacobsen was Dunlop Super2 Series champ in 2016 but really shot to prominence last year on the back of some standout performances as Jason Bright’s co-driver in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup.

After an exceptional drive at Bathurst that saw Jacobsen outshine many of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship drivers, it was thought that the 25 year-old would be in line to advance to the main championship in 2018.

But with no full time drive in this year’s Virgin Australia Supercars Championship presenting itself, Jacobsen remains in the Dunlop Super2 Series for what will be his seventh season in the second-division Supercars series.

“I’m very excited to be joining the MW Motorsport squad for this year and bringing MEGA Limited along for the journey,” Jacobson said.

“Matt White is well renowned for producing a very good racecar and it’s awesome that we can partner up with him this year.

“After driving another marque, the Nissan will be a great challenge - since entering the Dunlop Super2 Series with MW Motorsport, the team has produced some solid results, so we aim to build on that program in 2018.

“To have Dean and Alex in the team - both drivers with a lot of experience - will be a great yardstick and I’m confident the three of us will work brilliantly together.

“Nissan’s slogan is Innovation that Excites - we like to bring some excitement and MEGA is a very innovative company, so with all of that coming together, hopefully it will deliver a lot of success for us all.”

The Dunlop Super2 Series kicks off on the streets of Adelaide on March 2.