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Martin Tomczyk confirms BMW DTM test debut will be at Monteblanco in December

Martin Tomczyk 2011 DTM PHoenix Audi

Martin Tomczyk will test BMW's M3 DTM for the first time at Monteblanco next month.

The DTM champion, who announced earlier this week that he was leaving Audi after 11 years to join BMW, made the announcement at the manufacturer's annual Sports Trophy Award Ceremony in Munich.

"This is obviously a very exciting and special evening for me," said the 29-year-old German.

"To meet everyone in the BMW Motorsport family and immediately be accepted as a member of it is absolutely fantastic. I am really looking forward to the new challenge and cannot wait for the season to get started.

"First, however, I have the tests in Monteblanco on December 6-8 to look forward to, where I will be let loose on the track in the BMW M3 DTM for the first time."

BMW, which is rejoining the DTM for the first time since 1992 next year, has been testing its new M3 for the past few months. So far, Bruno Spengler, Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus have been signed to partner Tomczyk.

The manufacturer also announced that from next year, the winner of the annual BMW Sports Trophy - awarded annually to the best-performing BMW privateer worldwide - will be awarded a prize DTM test.

Canadian Paul Dalla Lana was named as the winner of the 2011 award, his Grand-Am performances in an M3 having allowed him to finish ahead of Ricardo van der Ende and Robert Driscoll.

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