Marco Wittmann will test a Toro Rosso F1 car after winning this season's DTM championship for BMW.

The Toro Rosso test - announced after Sunday's DTM finale Hockenheim - comes also with the news that BMW and Wittmann have agreed a long-term contract extension. BMW Motorsport boss Jens Marquardt says renewing Wittmann's contract was the only logical next step after the 24-year old dominated this year's DTM championship despite it being only his second year in the series.

Wittmann has been part of the BMW DTM squad for three seasons now after acting as the Bavarian manufacturer's reserve driver during their comeback to the series in 2012.

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"Marco Wittmann has an extraordinary season behind him, in which he has given BMW Motorsport an awful lot of pleasure," said 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 had previously competed in single seater racing - twice finishing runner-up in the F3 Euro Series championship- before making the move to touring cars with BMW.