Team ES Racing has confirmed it will run a pair of Vauxhall Vectras during the 2012 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season.

The team confirmed over the weekend that it has purchased the NGTC-engined cars used by Triple Eight last season, which will now be run for team boss Chris James and recently announced team-mate Dave Newsham.

The Vectra replaces the Chevrolet Lacetti used by the team last season.

"They're race winning cars and they will continue to be highly competitive in 2012," James said. "We're delighted to get the deal concluded to run the Vectra's and look forward to pushing hard at the start of the season. They come with a great spares package and a massive amount of data so we should be able to hit the ground running.

"NGTC will get stronger but I truly believe that like football it will be a game of two halves - the first half will be S2000 and the second NGTC."

The team insists it could run a third car if a driver with budget comes along.