Timo Glock to race for BMW in German DTM touring car series after Marussia axing
German reunites with carmarker four days on from leaving F1
Last Updated: 25/01/13 4:18pm
Timo Glock: Will now be racing tin-tops in 2013
Timo Glock has confirmed that he will race in the German DTM touring car series this year, just days on from leaving Marussia.
The German lost his F1 drive at the Banbury team after three seasons despite still being under contract, with Marussia citing financial reasons for Glock's departure.
BMW swiftly offered the 30-year-old, who was once tested for them in F1, a run in one of their DTM cars at Valencia, which he duly completed on Thursday.
Glock joins a BMW stable that includes the likes of current champion Bruno Spengler and three-times World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx.
"I had a fantastic time in Formula 1, but am now looking forward to battling for victories again with my old friends at BMW Motorsport," said Glock.
"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 1 drivers have found their feet immediately in the DTM, but I am using precisely that as my motivation."