TIMO Glock’s resume might include more than 90 Formula 1 starts, but next February he will take on a race that will fully test his driving skills.
The factory BMW driver will race in the Bathurst 12 Hour at the famed Mount Panorama circuit.
Glock, who raced for Formula 1 teams Jordan, Toyota and Virgin/Marussia before retiring from that series in 2002, has been named to drive with Mark Skaife, Tony Longhurst and Russell Ingall in the 12 Hour.
“It is fantastic to be back racing in Australia after a few years away. I love the country and the people,” the 34-year-old German said.
“I always travelled to Formula 1 races a week early, in order to do a bit of sightseeing. The Australian GP in Melbourne was my favourite race.
“I have not driven at Bathurst before, but the circuit is legendary. I am really looking forward to the challenge and my first race in the BMW M6 GT3.
“Hopefully we can get a good result for BMW and the team.”