2009 British Touring Car champion Colin Turkington will return to the series at the wheel of one of West Surrey Racing ‘s new NGTC BMW 125is.

Turkington joins Rob Collard and Nick Foster in the new cars, as the team launch their three-pronged attack on the Championship.

The Northern Irishman said: “I’m really excited to be back in the BTCC with eBay Motors for the 2013 season. I have a long relationship with WSR and we’ve experienced some great success together in both the BTCC and WTCC.

“I am hoping to bring that success once again this year. Getting behind the wheel of the NGTC specification BMW will be a new challenge and I can’t wait to be back on the grid at Brands Hatch on 31st March.”

Team Principal Dick Bennetts added: “It’s really great to have Colin back on board for the 2013 BTCC season. With Rob, Nick and now Colin, I believe eBay Motors have a very strong driver line-up capable of challenging for Championship honours.”