BMW’s M division has been the official supplier of MotoGP championship safety cars since 1999. For the 2021 season, here are the three new models and a motorcycle.
Special livery and light bar on the roof, the new Moto GP championship safety cars are here. But this year they are accompanied by BMW Motorrad’s first M-badged motorcycle model, the M 1000 RR. All will celebrate their debut on March 28 when the season opens in Qatar. The fleet will not be complete until the Portuguese Grand Prix scheduled for April 18, when the M8 Competition Coupe and M8 Competition Gran Coupe safety cars, the X5 M medical car and another “M 1000 RR” safety motorcycle will join the race. fleet.
“Our three new safety cars are based on production models, which offer exceptional performance and driving dynamics which make them perfectly suited to appear in the MotoGP class”BMW M CEO Markus Flasch said. “They will be joined by the new BMW M 1000 RR as a safety motorcycle. The first two-wheeled M model was developed with the brand’s motorsport expertise and will meet the toughest demands of circuit driving. We look forward to the start of the season in Qatar to see our new fleet in action ”, he adds.
Compared to the production versions, all three safety cars are equipped with flashing front lights, light bars on the roof, a quick hood release system and “mushroom” buttons to shut off the electrical system in the event of a crash. emergency. If not, the safety M3 Competition is finished in Frozen Gray Dark Metallic and the M4 Competition in Sao Paulo Yellow. Both have modified exhaust systems and the rear seats have been removed from the yellow Coupé, which now has a roll bar and four-point harnesses instead.
The M5 CS Safety Car features Frozen Deep Green Metallic paint and the bike, the racing version of which will appear in the World Superbike Championship, sports the official Motorsport colors. We can not wait to see the fleet in action, because in photos, it throws!