Formula 1 refugee Timo Glock felt he settled in quickly as he made his DTM testing debut with BMW at Valencia on Thursday.
Glock lost his Marussia F1 drive earlier this week, but swiftly secured the BMW DTM tryout. The German manufacturer, which took Bruno Spengler to last year's DTM title on its series return, still has one vacancy in its 2013 lineup.
"My first impressions of the BMW M3 DTM were very positive," said Glock. "It did not take me long to get used to the car, and I came to understand it better with every lap.
"The fact that we were able to test in all conditions, from wet to dry, was perfect."
Glock added that he also felt comfortable in the team, having previously worked with BMW in F1.
"I have been given a sensational welcome by everyone in the BMW Motorsport team, and even knew a few people from my time as a test driver for the BMW Sauber F1 team," he said.
The test also featured Robert Kubica's first DTM outing with Mercedes.