The 21-year-old began his racing career in karting and then moved quickly to single seaters (Formula Academy EuroSeries and Formula Renault Eurocup).
In 2012, in his first touring car season, he claimed the French SEAT Leon Supercopa title and at the end of the season made a one-off appearance in the WTCC at Shanghai in a SUNRED Leon 1.6T car.
"I'm excited to race in WTCC again after last year. I’m very much looking forward to get to know the series more in Budapest, as well as in five other events this year. My goal is to gain as much experience as I can, with the car, tyres and circuits, in order to prepare the 2014 season in the best possible way.
"I only had two testing days before Budapest, so I am expecting tough races over there. But my goal is to improve compared to my team-mates Pepe Oriola and Fernando Monje," said Valente.