As the premier motorcycling series in the world, MotoGP needs a similarly premier partner in the safety car department and, since 1999, BMW has provided just that.
BMW M Division has formed a partnership with the Spanish company Dorna Sports, MotoGP’s organiser, to be official safety car partner until 2020.
Famous M cars in the past, such as the M4 Coupé and M6 Gran Coupé, have been used as the Official Safety Car, and with the latest M2 Coupé making its debut for the 2016 season, the tradition of great M cars involved in MotoGP continues.
For its new job, the M2
has been kitted out with special M Division Performance parts, as well as being specially modified, optimised and prepared by BMW’s M Division technicians for its special job.
Fitted with the latest M TwinTurbo Technology on its inline six-cylinder 3-litre engine, the 370hp M2 is a standout on the track and with its low centre of gravity and lightweight frame, it has great performance aspects to help it hold the impressive MotoGP Superbikes behind it.
This special M2 took ten weeks to kit out with the new bodywork and features, such as the safety lights, and was then decked out in BMW’s famous white and stripes paint job.
The M2 joins the range of the BMW Safety Car Fleet for the new season, which also includes the M4 Coupé and M3 as safety cars, the X5 M and M550d xDrive as Medical Cars, with two BMW S 1000 RR motorbikes as Safety Bikes.
Added: 11 April 2016