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Reviews Glock fights for new BMW contract: "wants to drive with M4 another year DTM"

12:50  22 october  2021
12:50  22 october  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Timo Glock möchte gerne weiterhin für BMW fahren © Motorsport Images Timo Glock would like to continue for BMW

at the end of 2021 the Technical Technique of Timo Glock at BMW expires, but The 39-year-old would definitely continue to go to the start of the Bavarian brand as a factory driver. The 2021 season was his worst DTM year so far, which is why the racer from Lindenfels lacks the sporty arguments. He wants to tear the rudder with the BMW M4 GT3.

Timo Glock im BMW auf dem Nürburgring gefolgt von Michael Ammermüller im Porsche © Motorsport Images Timo Glock in the BMW at the Nürburgring followed by Michael Ammermüller in Porsche

BMW is still in the fine tuning of his new GT3 Boliden, which will replace the M6 ​​GT3 from the 2022 season in the various championships. Glock is the desire to control the new car as a BMW factory driver in the DTM, but his working paper must first be extended.

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Timo Glock, Maximilian Buhk © Motorsport Images Timo Glock, Maximilian Buhk

With its 39 years, German is no longer one of the most recent drivers in the field and sporty was the year 2021 for the former Formula 1 driver a disaster.

Glock persecuted

"I do not want to say that I'm happy about it, but we were lucky not on our side," says Glock the DTM season 2021 compared to 'ran.de'. "And the car did not fit completely to the tracks. It's just come to the years now and is in his last homologation cycle."

"The M4 GT3 comes now." In addition, Glock has used the innovative space-drive steering, which was then expanded in the Spielberg , which was then developed due to the difficulties .

The new car should bring back the desired sporting success, because Glock collected only nine points in 2021 and landed in 17 the overall standings.

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"But I'm looking forward to a new challenge next year with the new M4 GT3, which looks really good," he says. "And mostly very nice cars are also very fast cars." So that his dream comes true, but the ink is missing under a new contract.

Negotiations with BMW Laufen

According to Glock, BMW and the 39-year-old are already in negotiations for the coming season. "BMW is clearly my priority," says the experienced DTM pilot, who already paints his future at the German brand. "And that's why we sit at a table and think about what's up to opportunities for the future. And I'm curious. Of course I would be happy if I can move the M4 GT3 in the DTM."

Glock has been part of the Workshader of BMW since the 2013 season and has celebrated many successes with the manufacturer in the premier class. In 146 starts, he drove five times to victory and 15 times on the podium. Therefore, it is realistic that despite the difficult season 2021, the German will get the necessary support from BMW.

Since there is the chance that there is no contract extension, but there are also "talks with others", as Glock reveals.

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