The racing series heads to the Infineon raceway from 21-23 September, and the French championship leader is already looking forward to it.
"Sonoma has a tremendous reputation on the international scene, because of the track itself, which is very interesting, and also because of the region," he said.
"It's great to have it on the calendar.
"I am delighted to come to race to the US. I love the States and I am a regular visitor. In general, I like a lot to go to new tracks, it's nice to discover new places and new cultures and to meet new people."