Timo Glock to race for BMW in German DTM touring car series after Marussia axing

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Last Updated: 25/01/13 4:11pm

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Timo Glock: Axed by Marussia earlier this week

Timo Glock: Axed by Marussia earlier this week

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Timo Glock has confirmed that he will race in the German DTM touring car series this year.

The 30-year-old has signed for BMW following a successful testing session in Valencia just days after he was axed by Formula One team Marussia.

The German lost his drive after three seasons despite still being under contract, with Marussia citing financial reasons for Glock's departure.

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 One, 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 One drivers have found their feet immediately in the DTM, but I am using precisely that as my motivation."

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