WSR retains Sam Tordoff and Rob Collard for 2016 BTCC BMW team

Rob Collard and Sam Tordoff have re-signed with WSR to contest the British Touring Car Championship in 2016

WSR retains Sam Tordoff and Rob Collard for 2016 BTCC BMW team

The pair will drive freshly liveried BMW 125i M Sports, which will be backed by JCT600 with GardX.

It will be Collard's seventh consecutive BTCC campaign with the outfit

"I am delighted to be extending my long relationship with WSR," he said.

"I enjoyed a fast but sometimes inconsistent season in 2015, but there's little doubting that we have the ingredients to fight for championships again this season."

Team-mate Tordoff joined the squad last season and ended 2015 as WSR's top scorer in sixth in the championship.

"I really enjoyed my first season with WSR and I can't wait to get going in 2016," Tordoff said.

"Everyone at the team is so friendly, experienced and hugely talented, which is why I know this is the best place for my career.

"It was fantastic to score some wins last year but now we need to do so on a consistent basis in order to challenge for the championship."

WSR has already announced former MG driver Jack Goff will drive its other BMW.

He replaces Andy Priaulx after the three-time World Touring Car champion's move to Ford's new GT racing programme.

2016 BTCC LINE-UP SO FAR

Team Dynamics Honda Civic Type R: Gordon Shedden, Matt Neal, Andy Neate
Team BMR Subaru Levorg: Jason Plato, Colin Turkington, Warren Scott, tba
WSR BMW 125i M Sport: Sam Tordoff, Rob Collard, Jack Goff
Ciceley Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class: Adam Morgan
Motorbase Performance Ford Focus: Andrew Jordan, tba
Speedworks Toyota Avensis: Tom Ingram
Speedworks Motorsport Honda Civic Type R: Matt Simpson
Eurotech Racing Honda Civic Type-R: Jeff Smith, Martin Depper, tba
Laser Tools Racing Mercedes-Benz A-Class: Aiden Moffat
Team Parker Racing Ford Focus: Alex Martin
Handy Motorsport Toyota Avensis: Rob Austin, tba
Team Hard Toyota Avensis: Chris Smiley
Maximum Motorsport Ford Focus: Stewart Lines

Yet to announce drivers: Triple Eight Racing (2 x MG6), AmD Tuning (Audi S3 saloon), Power Maxed Racing (2 x Chevrolet Cruze), Support Our Paras Racing (Infiniti Q50), Welch Motorsport (Proton Gen-2)

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