Making a return to the BTCC for this weekend at Silverstone is touring car race winner, Kelvin Burt.

Burt was out in action this week at Silverstone in the Gary Ayles run Team Sureterm Astra as these pictures show.

After running in the wet conditions, Burt became acquainted with the car he will pilot this weekend. With a past in the series including time with BMW, Ford and Volvo, Burt brings experience to the line-up of Charlie Butler-Henderson and Carl Breeze.

"There is no reason to believe I won't be at the sharp end," Burt told the official championship website, "I'll be in a Vauxhall Astra - the BTCC's dominant car for the past three years - and I'm going into the meeting without any success ballast.

"This is only a one-off at the moment, but it's great to be back in the BTCC and I'd love to return to it full-time. The championship is definitely building again to what it was in the Nineties."

A long and diverse motorsport history, including a spell as a Jordan F1 test driver, puts Burt well placed for this weekend's opportunity.

Burt's last visit to the BTCC was also with GA Motorsport, with a one-off visit in 2002 in the Alfa Romeo. He won the production class race and the venue was Silverstone.

Ousted Paul Wallace explains GA Motorsport's decision to replace him. "The team's under a lot of pressure from its principal sponsor, Sureterm Direct, to produce better results, and has decided that Kelvin offers them the best opportunity to achieve a top result this weekend," Paul tells his personal website.

"I've been instrumental in bringing together much of the team's sponsorship this season, and I can understand Sureterm Direct's desire to achieve better results. I hope that Kelvin, Charlie [Butler-Henderson] and of course Carl [Breeze] can produce the results that the team needs."