Mat Jackson says he wants to 'ruffle up some feathers' and is in a bullish mood ahead of Motorbase Performance's return to the British Touring Car Championship for round six at Snetterton.

David Bartrum's team sat out the opening five rounds of the 2015 championship and is gearing up to unleash the much-anticipated 2 litre mountune-powered EcoBoost engine driving the team's two Ford Focus ST machines raced by Jackson and his team-mate James Cole.

Jackson says he's delighted to be back and is determined to upset the sharp end of the grid after topping the timesheet during the recent mid-season Dunlop tyre test at the Norfolk circuit last month.

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"It's great to be back," Jackson said. "I just want to get out there and ruffle up some feathers. The Dunlop test proved that we've got the pace in the car and we're in a good place to be coming back to the BTCC and hopefully challenging for podiums. That's certainly the plan and that's what we intend to do."

Motorbase Performance team principal Bartrum says he is relieved to finally get his squad up and running in BTCC and despite recognising the size of the task ahead he is determined attack from the off.

"We're under no illusions that we've still got a lot of work to do, but we're really keen to get back out on track and to see where we are," Bartrum said. "The grid has moved on a lot in the time that we've been away but both Mat and James are up for the challenge, as is the whole team."

Bartrum is also looking to take full advantage of the team's unique position of entering the championship halfway through the season and not needing to concentrate on the championship.

"We don't have the championship position to worry about so we're aiming for wins and podiums. I'm looking forward to getting back out there and mixing things up a bit."