Seasoned BTCC competitor Nick Foster is set to make a one-off return to the series at Rockingham as stand in for Andy Priaulx at the WSR BMW team.

Priaulx will miss the eighth round of the 2015 BTCC championship at Rockingham as it clashes with his commitments in the European Le Mans Series with BMW's factory squad Marc VDS at the Paul Ricard circuit.

Former WSR driver Foster was selected ahead of a reported '16 interested drivers' and knows the team very well after spending four seasons with the squad between 2011-2014.

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The 49-year-old enjoyed two years driving the BMW 125i M Sport to help the team secure teams' and independent teams' titles last season.

"I can't wait to work with our championship winning team again and look forward to seeing many familiar faces and old friends in the BTCC paddock," Foster said. "It will be serious business over the weekend, however, as I hope to help the team in their battle for constructors' and teams' honours.

"The BMW 1-Series is a car I know very well, WSR is a team I've worked with for many years and I also really enjoy racing at Rockingham, so I am delighted to be given this opportunity."

The 49-year-old has enjoyed a test day at Donington Park to re-familiarise with the BMW machine ahead of racing at Rockingham on the 5-6 September.

WSR team principal Dick Bennetts has welcomed Foster with open arms and says it was a tricky decision with such a high quality of drivers vying for the spot.

"People wouldn't believe the number and calibre of names that wanted to drive for us next weekend, which made for a really tough decision," Bennetts said. "We had to consider what was best for our team, IHG(R) Rewards Club and the rest of our partners, and came to the conclusion that we needed someone who could get to grips with the car as quickly as possible.

"We would like to thank everyone for their interest but Nick is quick, hugely experienced and knows how to get the job done in the BTCC. We need a driver who we can trust and hopefully score some solid points at Rockingham - we're confident Nick is that man."