BMW M names Loris Capirossi as its MotoGP expert

Article by Anita Panait, on April 17, 2012

BMW M GmbH, a unit of German car manufacturer BMW AG, has appointed Loris Capirossi, the new Dorna MotoGP safety consultant, as the new BMW M MotoGP expert. The appointment signifies that long-standing relationship between BMW M and Dorna. Capirossi, nicknamed Capirex during his heydays, is a former 250cc World Champion, two-time 125cc World Champion.

Throughout his entire motorcycle racing career from 1990 to 2011, he logged 328 starts, 29 wins and 99 podium finishes.  His vast experience and knowledge in Grand Prix motorcycle racing makes him an ideal MotoGP consultant and expert. As an expert for BMW M, Capirossi is well-suited for the job since he knows best the concerns of a motorcycle racer, especially safety.

His knowledge and expertise in the field cannot be disputed, as he was not only participant in racing competitions, but was also a three-time champion.

Capirossi commenced his consultancy role as BMW M MotoGP expert in the first week of April, when the new season of the current world championship series started in Jerez, Spain. The series will resume on April 26, 2012. Part of Capirossi’s role will be treating BMW M’s guests with a peek behind the scenes. Capirossi will be showing invited guests round the MotoGP hotspots, like team quarters and pits where mechanics and riders prep their motorcycles for the race.

The tour is part of the first-class visitor package being offered by BMW M for the current world championship series. BMW has been a part of the MotoGP since 1999, and provides the official safety cars. In 2006, the partnership was taken over by BMW M GmbH. Regarding the safety cars, Capirossi said BMW M vehicles fully meet the requirements that apply to safety cars on the race track, thus ensuring maximum reliability even under the toughest racing conditions.

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