British Touring Car Championship returnee Nick Foster has set himself the target of embedding himself within the top-ten order as the West Surrey Racing driver steps in for Andy Priaulx at Rockingham.

After retiring from the series at the end 2014, Foster returns for a one-off appearance having been drafted in by WSR team boss Dick Bennetts to replace Priaulx while the former triple World Touring Car Champion fulfils his factory BMW commitments at Paul Ricard in the ELMS.

Foster arrives into qualifying on the fringe of the top-ten after having set the eleventh quickest time during FP2.

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Incidentally, the 49-year old was the quickest BMW driver around the Northamptonshire circuit - outpacing the next fastest 125i M Sport of Sam Tordoff by a clear two-tenths.

"It's great. I only got the call 10 days ago. I knew there was a possible conflict with Andy's commitments. There was quite a few names in the hat so I was really pleased to get the call from Dick [Bennetts]. It's great to be back with the team for one round," Foster told crash.net.

"I know the team and I know how they work. I suppose from that perspective it's an easy fit but it's a big step into a very competitive series. I'm going to have to work very hard to get where I want to be.

"We had a day testing at Donington and the car felt good. The car has definitely made some improvements from the previous year so we've just got to go and do a good job."

Foster has already tested the BMW at Donington Park earlier this week but says his biggest challenge will be getting used to revised sporting regulations for this season.

"The tyres are a little bit different I think. They've changed some of the geometry on the car, which has made it more stable. But you've also got this change of fastest lap in race one sets the grid for race two. I haven't got to that point yet," Foster continued.

"I've had a test at Donington on Tuesday and been in the simulator. I like the track and I know the car, so let's see how I get on. I want to collect some points for team and I definitely want to be in the top-ten."