BMW signs Glock for DTM drive
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- Timo Glock
Ex-Marussia F1 driver Timo Glock will race in the DTM series for BMW this season after completing a test in one of its M3s on Thursday.
Glock's F1 career came to an abrupt end this month when he agreed to terminate his contract with Marussia early. He was immediately offered a test with BMW in DTM and will now drive in the touring car series full time.
"It is very exciting for me to drive for BMW again after all these years - and in such a top-class racing series as the DTM," said Glock, who was BMW Sauber F1 test driver earlier in his career. "I had a fantastic time in Formula One, but am now looking forward to battling for victories again with my old friends at BMW Motorsport.
"That is the approach I shall be taking to the challenge of the DTM. I am obviously aware I will have to adapt to a few areas. Not all former Formula One drivers have found their feet immediately in the DTM. But I am using precisely that as my motivation. After winning the title in such impressive fashion last year, there can be absolutely no question that the BMW M3 DTM has everything it needs to allow us to compete at the front of the field again in 2013."
BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt added: "We are delighted to have Timo Glock back at BMW Motorsport. Over the course of his career, Timo has proven on more than one occasion how valuable he is to any team, thanks to his driving ability and open manner.
"The fact that he is now returning to the BMW family six years after leaving his role as test driver for the BMW Sauber F1 Team makes this appointment all the more pleasing. I am confident Timo will take no time at all to find his feet in the DTM and will give the fans a lot of pleasure."