DTM champion Wittmann gets Toro Rosso test

By on Sunday, June 21, 2015
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Reigning DTM Champion Marco Wittmann will receive his delayed test with Toro Rosso this week in Austria.

Wittmann received the test as a reward from BMW for winning last year's crown in the German series, though his original run in Imola was cancelled due to wet weather.

Wittmann will pilot the STR10 at the Red Bull Ring on Wednesday.

"It is fantastic that BMW Motorsport and Red Bull are giving me this opportunity to take part in the test," said Wittmann.

"This is a dream come true for me. As a child, I always wanted to drive a Formula 1 car. I am sure it will be a very special experience to drive the STR10.

"After many successful races in my BMW DTM racing car, I am excited about getting back in a single-seater car for a brief outing – especially such a fantastic car as that of Scuderia Toro Rosso.

"Above all, I am excited about an even higher top speed, the acceleration, braking later, and the g-forces."

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