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BMW reveals young driver test line-up for Jerez

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Along with the six drivers from Audi Sport, BMW Motorsport has revealed that four drivers will receive the opportunity to be a part of the forthcoming Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) Young Driver Tests, driving the current specification M4 DTM at Jerez de la Frontera.

Finnish driver Jesse Krohn and Swiss racer Louis Delétraz are two of the drivers, having been given the chance through their involvement in the BMW Motorsport Junior program this season.

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Works driver Alexander Sims, who raced for Ecurie Ecosse this year in the Avon Tyres British GT championship alongside Marco Attard, will also get seat time in the current car. The 27-year-old recently took third place at the 62nd running of the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, finishing behind Felix Rosenqvist and Charles Leclerc.

British young sensation, George Russell, is the final driver that will test with BMW this coming week. The King’s Lynn native has also been racing against fellow Carlin alumni Antonio Giovinazzi in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship this season.

The 17-year-old, who won the McLaren Autosport BRDC award in 2014, as did Sims in 2008, finished 6th overall this year, with a very consistent first season in international competition. The Brit also won the BRDC Formula 4 Championship last year.

Jens Marquardt’s outfit has yet to be decided, but as with Audi, it would be prudent for the Munich-based squad to retain the current line-up. This is also the case for Mercedes-AMG DTM, as it has not yet announced whether current drivers’ champion Pascal Wehrlein will be definding his title.

The test will take place between Tuesday 1st and Thursday 3rd of November.

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