He also in 2013 drove a McLaren MP4-12C for United Autosports in the British GT Championship the but quit partway through the season having been critical of the series’ driving standards.
“Once the opportunity arose to get back behind the wheel, it was always something I was very keen to make happen,” Blundell said. “The British Touring Car Championship is a fantastic series that I have always wanted to race in but it has never been possible until now.
“It is going to be a new challenge for me but one I am really excited by. Alan Gow [BTCC Series Director] and I have been chatting for a number of years about taking part in the BTCC and I’m delighted that the time is right to finally make this step.
“At my age, I want to make sure that I am taking on such a prestigious championship while I am still geared up to do so competitively.”
Blundell’s BTCC bow will be on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit for the opening round of the season on April 6 and 7. The Audi S3 that Blundell is to drive has been run by AmD Tuning since 2015.
He will be joined at the Trade Price Cars Audi team by Jake Hill, who last year completed a half-season in BTCC driving a Volkswagen CC for Trade Price Cars with Brisky Racing, taking a second place finish at Brands Hatch.