Ex-F1 driver Timo Glock proclaims departure from BMW

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The 40-year-old will name time on a decade-long partnership with the German producer after this month’s remaining spherical of the Italian GT dash sequence at Mugello.

“Each finish is a brand new starting!,” wrote Glock on his Instagram deal with. 

“Thanks BMW Motorsport, spending 10 years collectively all over the world on the very best race tracks you’ll be able to dream of.

“I actually loved the extraordinary time in DTM with these fantastic Class 1 vehicles and nice wins and podiums.

“One of many highlights for positive was the 24h race at Spa-Francorchamps with Alex Zanardi! A type of Races I’ll always remember! #forzaalex

“I believe everybody remembers the enduring battle towards Gary Paffett @hockenheimring 2018! Everybody who has seen it is aware of that I’m nonetheless burning for this sport and all the time will!

“Now it’s time to transfer on.

“A particular thanks goes to Jens Marquardt who was the important thing individual behind this journey.

“Because of all my BMW Teammates in these 10 years. A number of tales to inform however perhaps later… in a ebook 😉

“I’ll take pleasure in my final race in Mugello with @ceccatoracing and the legend Roberto Ravaglia @ravaglia.roberto

“So I shut my eyes to outdated ends and open my coronary heart for brand spanking new beginnings.

“See you quickly, Timo #glockmeifyoucan.”

Timo Glock, BMW Staff RMG, BMW M4 DTM

Photograph by: Andreas Beil

Glock has spent the vast majority of his post-grand prix racing profession with BMW, first linking up with the Bavarian marque in 2013 as a part of its DTM programme.

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The German was instantly as much as tempo within the common touring automobile sequence, scoring a podium in solely his third race and claiming a victory later within the yr within the Hockenheim finale.

He went on to develop into a mainstay of BMW’s manufacturing unit assault on the DTM, securing a greatest end of fifth within the championship in 2018 and repeating that end result three years later in 2020, the final season of Class One rules.

Nevertheless, Glock struggled for ends in the DTM’s first marketing campaign with GT3 vehicles in 2021, scoring simply 9 factors all season and ending a distant seventeenth within the standings.

This marked the top of Glock’s nine-year stint within the DTM, though he did make a wildcard look at Imola in June with the blessing of BMW.

For a lot of the 2022 season although he has targeted on his commitments in Italian GT with Ceccato Racing, the place he’s presently positioned third within the standings with victory within the Monza season opener – and with an actual shot of taking the title.

Through the years, Glock additionally represented BMW in all kinds of enduros together with the Spa 24 Hours, Bathurst 12 Hour and the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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