Former Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Champion and fan favourite Steve Brogan will return to the series in 2012 on a Buildbase BMW S1000RR.
The likeable Scouser last won the title in 2008 and was runner-up in 2009 before going to be the inaugural British Superbike Evo champion in 2010. Brogan ran under the Jentin Honda colours last season but it is not yet certain what that squad are doing this year.
"I am really excited about joining the Buildbase BMW team after a tough season last year. My goal for this year was always to be in a position to be racing for wins and podiums and with the team in the Superstock class that is definitely possible. I have won the Superstock title before, but not with BMW so it would be great for me to win this year with them to add to the BSB Evo title I won in 2010," said Brogan.
"Looking at the Superstock class you can never write anyone out as and it is always hard to judge. I expect this year to be as tough as ever and I have been working hard to get back to full fitness since the crash last year, but I am there now and looking forward to testing again. I feel really good about this season and I had some great battles before in Superstock so I am looking forward to more of the same this year."