Barwell has confirmed that it will return to the European Le Mans Series for a second season in 2014 with an entry into the GTC class.

The team will again field a BMW Z4 in the series as it seeks to improve on its third place finish last year, with the car entered under the Team Russia by Barwell banner.

Russian pair Leo Machitski and Timur Sardarov will both be making their series debuts with the team, while Jonny Cocker will return to the team to complete the line-up.

Testing will start in Portugal this month ahead of the start of the new season.

"I am thrilled to be working with Jonny and Leo again, when they previously ran with Barwell early in their careers we achieved great success," team boss Mark Lemmer said. "With Timur's potential I am confident that we are going to add to that success, and sooner, rather than later."

"It goes without saying that I'm extremely excited to be back with Barwell Motorsport and driving again with Leo, it's a dream come true!" Cocker added. "Together as a team, we have had some great results in the past and I see this year being no different. 2014 will be one to remember!"