Aviva has announced that it is to sponsor a two-car team in the final rounds of the World Touring Car Championship season finale at Macau in November.

The deal, which was announced at the Motorsport Industry Association's Annual Summer Reception at the House of Lords, will see Colin Turkington and Duncan Huisman line-up in a pair of BMW 320si E90s on the famous street circuit, with the cars being run by the same WSR outfit that run's Turkington under the Team RAC banner in the BTCC.

"Aviva are delighted to announce our new sponsorship in the World Touring Car Championship," chief executive of Aviva Asia Pacific Simon Machell said. "We're a global business and Asia is extremely important in our growth plans, with the sponsorship providing a unique opportunity for the Asia-Pacific audience to interact with the Aviva brand.

"The comprehensive TV rights deal that the WTCC has, with coverage in over 30 countries, will also provide Aviva with brand awareness and help us promote our One Aviva message across the globe. We felt that the WTCC was a perfect fit in that it demonstrates Aviva values including teamwork, innovation and performance."

Turkington, who currently stands fifth in the BTCC standings and will be making his WTCC debut this weekend for Team RAC, admitted he was excited about racing in the crown jewel of the touring car calendar.

"I can't wait to get behind the wheel for Team Aviva in Macau," he said. "The Brands Hatch round will be a superb experience for me to test myself against the best, and the Macau round will bring new challenges as it's recognised as one of the most demanding circuits in the world."

Dutchman Huisman is a previous winner at Macau and he said he was hoping to secure further glory on the challenging street circuit this time around.

"Team Aviva have given me a superb opportunity and it's one I'm very much looking forward to," he said. "I have a good record at Macau from previous years and will certainly be using that experience to do everything I can to record race wins for Team Aviva."

WSR team principal Dick Bennetts was understandably excited at the prospect of taking on the challenge of Macau, and said he was confident that both drivers can get the job done.

"Everyone at WSR is extremely excited about Team Aviva competing in Macau," he said. "We have two very good drivers in Duncan and Colin, one of which has a race win in the BMW at the circuit, so we're certainly approaching it in a very confident mood.

"It's another superb opportunity for Colin and his development as a young racing driver and I'm sure he will perform very well. With him taking part in the Brands Hatch round later this month, it will give us valuable information for the trip to Asia in November."