“I’M FIRED UP FOR THE DTM".

Timo Glock is back in the BMW family once more.

His first ever car was a BMW 318ti. He had his first motor racing success in the Formula BMW ADAC Junior Cup. Now, after five years racing in Formula 1 for various teams, Timo’s coming back home once more to take his place on the starting grid for BMW Motorsport in the 2013 DTM season.

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“It’s very exciting for me to come back and drive for BMW once more after all these years – and in such a top class racing series as the DTM to boot,” said Timo. “I had a wonderful time in Formula 1, but am looking forward to fighting for a new title with my old companions from BMW Motorsport once again.” In his debut season, he will sit behind the wheel of a BMW M3 DTM for the newly-formed BMW Team MTEK.

 “I’ve naturally kept on following what BMW has been doing in Motorsport. This is primarily because I’ve been coming into regular contact with BMW ever since I was young. My father has always driven BMWs, and I always had my fingers crossed for Steve Soper, Johnny Cecotto and co. in the DTM during the 1980s and 1990s when I was a kid.”

Timo, who lives in the Swiss canton of Thurgau, started his driving career as part of Formula BMW’s promotion of young talent. He won the BMW ADAC Formula Junior Cup in 2000, and went on to win the Formula BMW ADAC Championship a year later. In 2004, at the age of 22, he made his Formula 1 debut in the Canadian Grand Prix. In 2005, Timo switched over to the North American ChampCar World Series. While there, he took eighth place in the overall rankings and was honoured as the best newcomer of the season. After his return to Europe, he began to race in the GP2 Series, winning the Championship title in 2007 on his second attempt.

In the same year, Timo celebrated his comeback for BMW for the first time after his formative years in Formula BMW. Glock took to the track as a test driver for the BMW Sauber F1 team next to three-time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel. He used this as a launch pad to secure himself a permanent place in the Toyota F1 Team in 2008. He stood on the podium three times for the Japanese team before he switched to Virgin Racing – now the Marussia F1 team – in 2010. In total, Timo completed 91 Formula 1 races.

“THE STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE IN THE DTM IS SCINTILLATING"

Milestones in the career of Timo

1998-1999 Kartsports
2000 1st place BMW ADAC Formula Junior Cup
2001 1st place Formula BMW ADAC Championship
2002 3rd place German Formula 3 Championship
2003 5th place Formula 3 Euro Series
2004 Formula One World Championship (four starts for Jordan)
2005 8th place ChampCar World Series, Rookie of the Year
2006 4 th place in the GP2 Championship
2007

1st place in the GP2 Championship,

test driver for BMW Sauber F1 Team


2008 Formula One World Championship (two podiums for Toyota)
2009 Formula One World Championship (one podium for Toyota)
2010 Formula Ona World Championship (Virgin)
2011 Formula Ona World Championship (Marussia-Virgin)
2012 Formula Ona World Championship (Marussia)