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DTM champion Wittmann gets Toro Rosso test

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DTM champion Marco Wittmann will test a Toro Rosso as part of his prize from BMW for winning this year's title.

BMW has used its contacts with Red Bull to organise the test while also renewing Wittmann's contract in DTM. BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt described the test as a "childhood dream" for his driver.

"Marco Wittmann has an extraordinary season behind him, in which he has given BMW Motorsport an awful lot of pleasure," said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. "It is now our turn to reward him for his efforts. The contract renewal for the coming season is a logical step for us, as he has consistently impressed us in the three years he has been working with us within the DTM - both on and off the track.

"For this reason, BMW M GmbH has come up with something very special. I am delighted that we can also make his childhood dream come true with the Formula One test. Thanks to the relationship we enjoy with our premium partner Red Bull, it was possible for us to organise a test drive in the Toro Rosso. We are excited to see how he fares in this car - and are then looking forward to more top-class performances from Marco in the BMW M4 DTM."

Wittmann added: "To have my contract as a BMW works driver renewed and receive a Formula One test - that is a dream come true for me. The test in the Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 car will definitely be an amazing experience."

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