BMW debuts the M2 MotoGP Safety Car [w/video]

Article by Andrew Christian, on February 11, 2016

BMW M Division is supplying MotoGP with a fleet of Safety Cars, ensuring that whatever happens on the track, the safety of MotoGP is well guaranteed. To enable these high-performance Safety Cars to do their job as intended, BMW M endowed them with the latest technology.

After all, BMW M cars are laden with excellent driving attributes that allow them to tackle any challenges on the track. All of BMW M’s Safety Cars are particularly modified at its factory for them to serve as the perfect lead cars on motorcycle races.

The latest iteration of these safety cars is the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car, which is set to debut this season. BMW M and MotoGP have been close partners for nearly two decades. BMW M has been a symbol of high-performance driving as well as motorsport-inspired piloting.

On the other hand, MotoGP is considered as the peak of motorcycle racing, and is home to the best motorcycle riders racing on high-performance prototypes. Since 1999, BMW M has been a part of the global MotoGP community.

The close relationship between MotoGP organizer Dorna Sports and BMW has been progressing at a steady pace, and is seen to continue further into the future. In fact, Dorna Sports and BMW M Division in 2014 inked an agreement to extend their partnership until 2020.

To note, this kind of long-term close partnership is very unusual in any global sport. Aside from providing Safety Cars to MotoGP, BMW M Division has been showing its strong commitment to MotoGP in other arenas. For instance, since 2003, MotoGP has been giving the BMW M Award – usually at the end of the season -- to the best qualifier.

Moreover, the BMW M MotoGP Experience gives visitors a chance to become closely and personally acquainted with the world of MotoGP. Furthermore, BMW M MotoGP experts provide exclusive, first-hand insights. Also BMW M Division showcases its latest models and products on-site on selected Grand Prix weekends.

Press Release

BMW M – OFFICIAL CAR OF MotoGP. BMW M2 MotoGP SAFETY CAR.

MotoGP and BMW M Division: these two partners have formed an ideal combination for almost two decades. MotoGP is the pinnacle of motorcycle racing and features the best riders in the world on high-performance racing prototypes, in the development of which the manufacturers implement their latest technological ideas. High-performance and motorsport genes – attributes, with which BMW M Division is also synonymous. Since 1999, BMW M has been a permanent member of the international MotoGP family. The successful partnership with organiser Dorna Sports has grown consistently over the years, and is set to continue to run well into the future. In 2014, Dorna Sports and BMW M Division extended their cooperation up to and including 2020. Partnerships like this, which span decades, are extremely rare in top-class international sport.

At the heart of the commitment is the provision of the Safety Car fleet. BMW M implements the latest technology in order to guarantee the safety of the MotoGP riders, whatever the conditions. The Safety Cars are high-performance BMW M cars, whose outstanding driving properties make them the perfect foil to any challenges out on the racetrack. The latest example is the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car, which makes its debut this season. The Safety Cars are specially modified at the BMW M factory for their use as lead cars on the motorcycle racing scene. The same goes for all the other vehicles in the fleet.

BMW M Division’s commitment to MotoGP also includes numerous other activities. Since 2003, the BMW M Award has been presented at the end of the season to the best MotoGP qualifier. The BMW M MotoGP Experience allows visitors to experience the fascinating world of MotoGP up close and personal. BMW M MotoGP experts offer exclusive, first-hand insights. On selected Grand Prix weekends, BMW M Division presents its latest models and products with on-site campaigns.

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