With the presentation of the new M2 MotoGP Safety Car at the opening of the racing season in Portimão, Portugal, BMW celebrates the 25th season of fruitful collaboration with Dorna Sports, which is the organizer of the top two-wheel championship.
“We are delighted to join BMW M to celebrate the first quarter century of our collaboration in 2023 – said Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports – In BMW M we have had a faithful partner by our side for 25 years, a partner with the which we have successfully collaborated in many different fields”.
“And we are very proud of this long partnership that never stops and which gives new impetus every year. With the most innovative technologies, BMW has been dealing with safety in our sport for 25 years, and is a fixed appointment in the MotoGP paddock with a wide range of activities”.
The new BMW M2, which is the perfect basis to be the new MotoGP Safety Car, impresses by possessing the traditional characteristics of a high-performance sports car, but in a ‘concentrated’ format and with the most advanced technology.
With its compact dimensions and 460 HP TwinPower in-line 6-cylinder engine, the new BMW M2 has been modified to carry out the task of Safety Car in the 2023 season. The interventions include the roll bar, Recaro seats, safety belts 6-point racing light, fire extinguisher, roof safety lights and other special matching lights.
In the specific case, various M Performance modifications and parts were also used, such as the exhaust system, the sports chassis, the carbon exterior mirror caps, the diffuser and the rear spoiler.
In addition to the new M2 MotoGP Safety Car, the BMW 2023 fleet also includes many other official M models, medical and safety cars, as well as BMW M1000 RR safety motorcycles.
“Since 1999 we have been striving to incorporate our values, such as innovation, technology, emotion and passion, also in our partnership with Dorna Sports – commented Franciscus van Meel, CEO of BMW M GmbH – Our new M2 MotoGP Safety Car is just an example”.
“With this we continue our tradition of putting the latest high-performance BMW M models at the service of safety in MotoGP. Be it the safety car fleet, the BMW M Award or our many other activities in the premier class of motorcycling, We are proud that Fascination M has become such an important part of MotoGP.”
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