Timo Glock will continue in DTM this year, having been signed by ROWE Racing to complete its newly expanded two-car BMW M6 GT3 effort.
The ex-Formula 1 driver, who contested the German touring car championship as a BMW factory pilot from 2013-2020, joins Sheldon van der Linde in the lineup.
The 39-year-old German will be competing in his first full season in GT3 machinery following one-offs with the BMW M6 GT3 in other series in recent years.
“I’m delighted to be able to stay in the DTM in 2021,” said Glock.
“First off, I would like to say kudos to Gerhard Berger and the ITR, who did a fantastic job to retain this platform and produce a great starting field.
“It is brilliant that I get to drive for ROWE Racing.
“Hans-Peter Naundorf’s team has a lot of experience and has already enjoyed a lot of success. They have won everything there is to win in endurance racing.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the team and with Sheldon van der Linde, who is a really fast, young guy.
“Even though I am the older one of us both, I can probably learn more from him because he has much more experience with the BMW M6 GT3.
“Let’s see what we can do this season; no doubt it will be an exciting year.”
Team principal Hans-Peter Naundorf said it’s “absolutely fantastic” to be working with the caliber of a driver like Glock.
The German squad had previously only confirmed a single BMW entry although was widely believed to be fielding at least two cars.
“This is yet another highlight in our team’s history,” Naundorf said.
“No doubt we will all be able to learn a great deal from him, with his immense experience and his expertise he will be of great help to us in our new competitive arena of the DTM.
“His driving skill is indisputable and on top of that he is a huge fan favorite, who will hopefully bring plenty of joy to the fans in our car as well. It is a real honor to have Timo Glock on board for the 2021 season.”