United Autosports has been granted two of TOCA's new BTCC licences and will enter the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship with a brace of Toyotas.

The team will field an Avensis apiece for drivers James Cole and Glynn Geddie, the former returning to the BTCC after racing there this season, and Geddie coming back to the UK after winning the European Supercar Challenge Championship with United Autosports in 2013.

"We are really excited to be entering the 2014 British Touring Car Championship," team owner and managing director Richard Dean admitted, "It's a new direction for the team and the BTCC is known across the country as a highly competitive championship, so we are looking forward to taking on the new challenge

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"We have a strong driver line-up in James and Glynn - James' BTCC experience and Glynn's pure driving skill will be invaluable to the team in 2014."

United, now in its fifth year of competition, will contest GT races alongside its new BTCC programme, appearing in the British GT Championship with Mark Patterson and Matt Bell in an Audi R8 LMS ultra, as well as contesting the usual overseas races such as the Spa 24 Hours, Gulf 12 Hours, Macau GT Cup and the Bathurst 12 Hours. The team will also be entering a selected range of historic races in 2014, with the Zak Brown Race Cars of Distinction collection.

"The British Touring Car Championship is the most popular motor racing series in Great Britain outside of F1, it's seriously competitive, the racing is exciting and it's commercially viable, as the capacity grids show," team owner Zak Brown commented, "I'm thrilled that United Autosports are going to be part of the BTCC as well as continuing our strong presence in the British GT Championship."