Tony Gilham is set to return to BTCC fold for the final round of the championship at Brands Hatch where he will drive the Rotek Racing Audi S3 machine.

Gillham has already contested in over 50 BTCC-races but hasn't been present in the championship as a driver since 2012. Instead, the 35-year old, been involved in the series as manager for Team HARD, bringing a further four NGTC machines to the fray.

Gilham, who will take over Rotek regular Holland, says this opportunity was too good to miss after being sidelined for nearly two seasons.

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The former BTCC podium-winner also stated that a full time return to the series could well be on the cards as an owner driver, given his previous management stint with Team HARD.

"I've always wanted to race," said Gilham. "It was frustrating at times last season to have brought four cars into the BTCC but not getting the chance to race any of them.

"To get this opportunity at Brands Hatch - my home circuit - is fantastic and I can't wait. We brought Robb into the BTCC and now he's bringing me back!

"I've put other people first for a long time and I'm still helping drivers in the VW Cup, so I thought it was about time I got to do something I really wanted to. Long term I'd love to come back as a team owner but returning to the series as a driver is also on my radar - I wouldn't rule anything out."

Looking forward to next season, Holland said the aim would be to run two Rotek machines but admitted that would ultimately hinge on there being an available license.

"We would love to run two cars if possible next season but of course that depends on there being a licence available," said Holland.

"We've already got six or seven drivers interested and Tony is one of them. He brought me into the BTCC and we've always had a good relationship. Maybe I owed him one - he's a good guy, a good peddler and it was a perfect opportunity for all parties."