Team sunshine.co.uk with Tech-Speed has revealed that John George will partner Paul O'Neill for the 2010 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season.

George, who has spent recent seasons competing in his own Honda Integra with backing from his JAG mobile phone business, will take the place of Martyn Bell, who was forced to sit out the 2010 season on medical grounds.

The move to Tech-Speed will give George a team-mate for the first time and he said he was keen to work alongside former race winner O'Neill to increase his points tally this season.

"This will be my fifth season in the BTCC and while my car from 2009 was a trusty old stead she was 2005-spec so getting quite old," George told the official series website BTCC.net. "The Tech-Speed Integras are the ex-Eurotech cars from 2008 which have been upgraded again this winter. The difference will be colossal.

"Having a team-mate, particularly one of Paul's calibre, will be a great experience for me. He's always going to make for a very good benchmark and to be able to compare data with someone of his ability can only do me good.

"My target for this season is to score ten championship points made up of a minimum of one tenth-place finish at each of the ten rounds. My best race result to date is an eighth and if I can better that then great - plus of course you never know what might happen with a reversed grid."