British Touring Car Championship series director Alan Gow says fans should expect some more surprises over the coming weeks as the grid takes shape for the 2015 season.

After the news of Andy Priaulx making his BTCC return with West Surrey Racing and Andrew Jordan switching to MG, Gow has hinted the shocks are not over yet, with a number of high profile drivers still confirm their plans.

"There have been some great announcements already with many more - including some surprises - to come over the next few weeks," said Gow. "We've had the news that Andy Priaulx is coming back to the series which is fantastic and Andrew Jordan has signed for MG.

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"We also have a brand new manufacturer in Infiniti joining the championship and several more deals have already been confirmed, which all goes to show that the BTCC is in rude health."

Gow also said the organisers are hoping for a highly-competitive season to match 2014, which saw a record number of race winners and another thrilling championship finale, with Colin Turkington claiming his second BTCC crown.

"2014 was the 17th year in-a-row that the championship had gone down to the final event which is a phenomenal figure," he added. "We had 11 race winners, more than in any other season of the BTCC. I'm absolutely sure we're in for another titanic battle this year."

Looking ahead to changes for 2015, Gow confirmed the grid for the second race will be ordered by fastest lap times from the previous race rather than the finishing positions.

"Race two was often becoming a rerun of the first and that was also because the ballast was having a minimal effect, so these two changes in particular should spice things up even further," Gow explained.

"We have always thrived on keeping the championship fresh by tweaking things where necessary, but without making the racing a complete lottery. Everything we do is for a reason, but no matter what we do the best drivers and cars always still come out on top. That's exactly as it should be."

The BTCC organisers have also made alterations to the car specifications for 2015, increasing the ballast to 75 kilograms from 45, which Gow hopes 'will have a much greater impact'. The ballast weight in BTCC is increased for leading drivers of race one to improve competition for the next race.