Andy Priaulx has his sights set on a solid display on home soil this weekend as the World Touring Car Championship pays its annual visit to Brands Hatch for the British round of the campaign.

Priaulx endured a trying weekend last season when he went off into the gravel at Paddock Hill Bend while leading the second race in heavy rain, but still went on to secure the title in dramatic fashion in Macau at the end of the year.

The memories of that wet day however have already been erased and Priaulx said he was highly motivated to try and make amends and secure victory this time around.

"I erased them pretty much straight away," he told Radio. "I knew what happened and why and that was fine - I went on to win the title. If I look back at my last race at Brands, I qualified as best BMW, got into the top eight, reversed the grid and then led - and probably would have won without a Safety Car. However, I went off in the rain at turn one after the Safety Car which is one of those things but I'm pretty renowned for not making many mistakes and being very critical when I do. Once I knew why it had happened, I was ok with myself.

"Brands is my home circuit and racing in Britain is very special as it's where I was brought up. My expectations for Brands are to perform at the highest level for myself and my team and hopefully for a big number of fans. I'm extremely motivated and am desperate to win there, hopefully I can do it."

However, Priaulx added that he would racing with one eye on the championship title - with points leader Augusto Farfus just one ahead in the standings - meaning he may settle for points rather than going all out for victory if circumstance dictate.

"At this level, you can't have a bad day so as long as my level is as high it can be, then it will be enough," he said. "This is an important weekend and whatever happens, I have to come away with points. Wins would be fantastic but the highs are very high and the lows are very low at your home circuit - and I hope I experience the former!

"I think there are a number of drivers who can win and it is the same drivers as usual, but I'm looking at the championship and thinking about points."