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German Glock to kick off Jordan test 20 Jan 2004

Timo Glock (GER) has a seat fitting with Jordan Grand Prix. Jordan Grand Prix Factory, Silverstone, England, 26 November 2003.

German driver Timo Glock will be in the cockpit for Jordan on Tuesday for the first day of the team's four-day Barcelona test session. Glock, 21, finished fifth in the new Formula Three Euro Series Championship last year.

Of his Formula One opportunity, Glock said: "I am proud to be invited to do a test with Jordan Ford as it has been by biggest dream to drive in Formula One. I am quite nervous but as always I will do my job to my best ability and as soon as I sit in the car I will be ready."

Team boss Eddie Jordan added: "Timo Glock is probably the most promising young driving talent in Germany at the moment and I'm delighted that we are able to offer him his first F1 test. He's come up through the junior categories quickly and with good results so I'm optimistic that he will be very significant in the future of German motorsport."

Glock began his motorsport career in 1997 at the age of 15, winning several karting championships and the BMW Formula ADAC Series in 2000 and 2001 before finishing third in his first International Formula Three Series in Germany in 2002, when he was awarded "Rookie of the Year".

He finished fifth in the International Formula 3 Euro Series last year, winning three races and achieving a further three podium positions in the series, competing against 2004 Jaguar driver Christian Klien and Toyota Formula One tester Ryan Briscoe.

Belgian driver Bas Leinders will take over from Glock on Wednesday, but Jordan have yet to reveal who will be driving on Thursday and Friday. The team have no confirmed race drivers for the 2004 season.

See also: Leinders to test for Jordan next week
See also: Big week ahead in Barcelona