The Northern Irishman – who has spent his time away from the BTCC competing in both the WTCC and STCC – will race alongside team mates Rob Collard and Nick Foster in the team’s new line up of BMW 125is.
On the announcement, Turkington said; “I’m really excited to be back in the BTCC with eBay Motors for the 2013 season. I have a long relationship with WSR and we’ve experienced some great success together in both the BTCC and WTCC.
“Getting behind the wheel of the NGTC specification BMW will be a new challenge and I can’t wait to be back on the grid at Brands Hatch on 31st March.”
After a strong season for eBay Motors in 2012, Rob Collard added, “Colin and I raced together in 2006 and his addition to the team sees us look stronger than ever.”
Team principal Dick Bennetts also commented on Turkington’s return; “It’s really great to have Colin back on board for the 2013 BTCC season. With Rob, Nick and now Colin, I believe eBay Motors have a very strong driver line-up capable of challenging for Championship honours.”
Turkington’s confirmation sees the fourth champion to line up on the grid – alongside Jason Plato, Matt Neal and 2012 champion Gordon Shedden. By Nikki Thompson