Marussia F1 Team's German driver Timo Glock stands in the pits during first practice session at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit on September 7, 2012 in Monza ahead of the Formula One Italian Grand Prix. AFP PHOTO / TOM GANDOLFINI

Timo Glock will take part in a German Touring Car test with BMW in Valencia this week after his departure from the Marussia Formula One team.

He said in a statement on the BMW website: “I have fond memories of my time with BMW Motorsport and am very excited about testing the BMW M3 DTM.

“Furthermore, I am bound to see a few familiar faces in Valencia from my previous time with BMW. I am really looking forward to it.”

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BMW motorsport director Jens Marquardt worked with Glock, who started out as a teenager in Formula BMW and was BMW-Sauber's Formula One test driver in 2007, at the Toyota F1 team until the end of 2009.

Marussia announced on Monday that Glock, who had a contract for 2013, would not be driving for them this season after a mutually agreed separation due to financial reasons. - Reuters