Former V8 Supercars co-driver Andy Priaulx will rejoin the British Touring Car Championship with West Surrey Racing this season.
The there-time world touring car champion will continue his long term relationship with BMW by jumping behind the wheel of a Dick Bennetts WSR prepared BMW 125i M touring car.
Priaulx has emerged as a versatile tin top racer having contested the BTCC, ETCC, WTCC and DTM championships alongside sporadic appearance in V8 Supercars.
He will dovetail his BTCC commitments alongside a campaign in the European Le Mans Series and drives in the United SportsCar Championship.
“I am looking forward to joining West Surrey Racing in their Championship winning BMW 125i M Sport and working with Dick Bennetts, whose engineering success speaks for itself.”
Priaulx's return to the category is among a series of high profile announcements following 2013 champion Andrew Jordan's move to the factory MG squad run by the UK arm of Triple Eight Race Engineering.
Reigning champion Colin Turkington, who drove for WSR last season, is yet to confirm plans to defend his title.
The 30 race season is due to begin at Brands Hatch on April 4-5.