Timo Glock has wasted no time in making a return to motorsport after being axed by Marussia this week.

Due to financial reasons within the team, Glock departed Formula One marque Marussia on Monday after three seasons, despite holding a contract.

But following a successful test in Valencia for BMW in a DTM, a German touring car, Glock will join their stable for the coming season.

The 30-year-old German will line up with the likes of current champion Bruno Spengler and three-times World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx.

Glock, who returns to the manufacturer as he was a former BMW Sauber test driver, said: "I had a fantastic time in Formula One, but am now looking forward to battling for victories again with my old friends at BMW Motorsport.

"That is the approach I shall be taking to the challenge of the DTM. I am obviously aware I will have to adapt to a few areas.

"Not all former Formula One drivers have found their feet immediately in the DTM, but I am using precisely that as my motivation."