Rob Collard says he is delighted to be rejoining West Surrey Racing for the upcoming British Touring Car Championship season, and is hoping to create some more memories after helping the team to the 2014 title.

The 46-year-old completes the team's driver line up and will team-mate triple World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx and young driver Sam Tordoff at the West Surrey Racing, making it his sixth consecutive year with them.

"I am delighted to be racing for WSR for the sixth consecutive season and it'll be my eighth in total with the team in the BTCC," Collard said. "We have had some great memories together and I believe there are many more to come.

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"I am looking forward to getting back behind the wheel during testing over the coming week as we prepare to defend our titles in 2015."

Collard has notched up eight race wins throughout his BTCC career and finished sixth overall in the drivers' championship last season.

The Frimley-born driver helped WSR to the teams' and independent teams' title, enjoying one victory at Knockhill and a further seven podiums in his BMW 125i M Sport last year.

WSR team principal Dick Bennetts sees Collard's experience as a key component to ensure his team have another successful season. The 42-year-old has competed in some capacity in the BTCC since 2000.

"Rob has been a mainstay of WSR for a number of years and we're extremely pleased to have him signed up for another season," Bennetts said. "It's great to welcome the talents of both Andy Priaulx and Sam Tordoff into the team but we felt it was vital to have some continuity in our driving ranks. Rob's speed and experience are there for all to see and he will, as ever, play a key role in helping WSR challenge for more titles."

WSR commences its pre-season testing with two days of running at Thruxton on 18-19 February. All three drivers are expected to be in attendance with further test dates planned during February and March before the BTCC season begins at Brands Hatch over the Easter weekend.