BMW Safety Car in MotoGP The Entire M Range on The Track
For a Formula 1 that will have to dictate the pace, under the Safety Car regime, an Aston Martin Vantage or a Mercedes-AMG GT, MotoGP confirms the partnership with BMW exclusive supplier. Since 1999, the BMW Ms have been protagonists on the track in leading the group in the neutralization phases. The novelty at the debut from the Qatar GP, seasonal opening of the 2021 MotoGP world championship, is in a completely revised range, with the addition of the Safety Bike, the BMW M 1000 RR, the first M signed by BMW Motorrad.
It will be the only one to have the BMW M social colors, the same colors with which it will race in the Superbike World Championship. A second model will accompany the MotoGP Circus from the Portimao GP, the first European event, where the BMW M fleet will be enriched with the M8 Competition Coupé and Gran Coupé and the BMW X5 M as a medical car.
For powers at stake, performance and dynamics, all BMW M proposals have more than enough starting points for the role to which they are called. Only detailed precautions have been made, starting with the quick release bonnet, a system for cutting the electrical contacts for safe transport, as well as obviously the flashing lights with which to “communicate” with the drivers on the track. On the BMW M4 Competition Coupé, the rear seats have been removed and a roll bar installed. Four-point seat belts are the common denominator of all BMW M Safety Cars, while the M3 Competition as well as the M4 Competition Coupé adopt a modified exhaust line.
EACH MODEL A BMW M COLOR
Unlike the classic BMW M livery, the choice for the 2021 Safety car fleet fell on unique colors for each model. The M3 will have Frozen Gray Dark Metallic, for M4 there will be Sao Paulo Yellow, BMW M5 CS instead will wear Frozen Deep Green Metallic.
“The Safety Car fleet is the focal point of our involvement in MotoGP and we are very proud to start the season with four new vehicles, for the first time in our 20-year history of Official MotoGP cars. The three new safety cars are based on the production models, which offer incredible performance and driving dynamics that make them ideal for appearing in MotoGP. They will be joined by the new BMW M 1000 RR as a safety bike. The first two-wheeled M model has been developed in competitions and will satisfy the most stringent requirements on the track. We are looking forward to the season opening in Qatar and to see our new fleet in action “, commented the CEO. BMW M, Markus Flasch.