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Grosjean to test BMW DTM car

ESPNF1 Staff
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Romain Grosjean will get behind the wheel of BMW's new M3 DTM car © Getty Images
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GP2 champion Romain Grosjean is set to drive a BMW DTM car at an upcoming test at the Monteblanco Circuit near Seville.

Grosjean is in the running for a Renault Formula One drive next season alongside Kimi Raikkonen, but faces stiff competition, not least from Vitaly Petrov who has a contract for 2012. He drove for Renault during Friday practice at the final two races of the season and only once has the reigning GP2 champion not ended up in F1 the following year.

In his BMW test he will drive the new-for-2012 M3 DTM car alongside its confirmed drivers Martin Tomczyk, Andy Priaulx and Bruno Spengler as well as Marco Wittmann, who like Grosjean will be making his first outing in a DTM car. The test will take place between December 6 and December 8.

BMW motorsport director Jens Marquardt said: "Romain Grosjean and Marco Wittmann will also get the chance to test for us. Both have shown what they are capable of on numerous occasions in their racing series. We are looking forward to seeing how they handle the BMW M3 DTM."