Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship boss Alan Gow has welcomed the announcement that MG is to return to the series this season.

The series' worst kept secret was confirmed today [Wednesday] with confirmation that multiple champions Triple Eight will field a pair of MG6 GTs built to NGTC regulations under the MG KX Momentum Racing banner.

Double champion Jason Plato will be partnered by Andy Neate in what is MG's first factory assault on the BTCC since 2003.

"This is fantastic news for all the fans who follow the BTCC, either in their hundreds of thousands trackside or in their vast millions watching on TV in both the UK and many other regions around the globe," Gow said. "MG is one of motoring's truly evocative names so its BTCC campaign will, I'm sure, really capture the public's imagination.

"This high-profile return to the forefront of competition in the BTCC is also certain to prove highly effective in terms of marketing for MG and all of its partners, as well as delivering some great results for them on the track.

"This news has again underlined the great success of our NGTC regulations, enabling teams and manufacturers such as MG to embark on a major BTCC programme in a far more cost-effective and competitive basis than before - hence the reason we have such a fabulous diversity of makes and models in our championship."