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25th year as ‘Official Car of MotoGP™’: BMW M starts anniversary season with new BMW M2 MotoGP™ safety car.

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Munich. The Grande Prémio de Portugal from 24th to 26th March at
Portimão marks the start of an anniversary season for BMW M, the 25th
season as Official Car of MotoGP™. The close partnership with MotoGP™
rights holder Dorna Sports dates back to 1999. The start of the
anniversary season in Portugal will see the new BMW M safety car make
its debut. The new BMW M2 MotoGP™ safety car is based on the new BMW
M2 (combined fuel consumption in accordance with WLTP: 9.8 – 9.6 l/100
km; combined CO2 emissions in accordance with WLTP: 222 –
218 g/km; details as per NEFZ: –)*, which made its world premiere in October.


“We are delighted to be joining BMW M in celebrating the 25th
anniversary season of our partnership in 2023,” said Carmelo Ezpeleta,
CEO of Dorna Sports. “In BMW M we have had a strong partner at our
side for a quarter of a century; a partner with whom we have enjoyed
superb collaboration in many different areas. We are very proud of
this long-standing partnership that is never at a standstill, it gives
plenty of fresh momentum each year. With the most innovative
technologies, BMW M is taking care of safety in our sport for the 25th
year now, and is a firm fixture in the MotoGP paddock with a wide
range of activities. Here’s to a fantastic anniversary season in 2023!”


“2023 is our 25th season as Official Car of MotoGP – a long-standing,
close partnership like this is special in international racing,” added
Franciscus van Meel, CEO of BMW M GmbH. “We would like to thank Dorna
Sports for the great trust they have placed in us for a quarter of a
century now. Since 1999 we have been striving to incorporate our
values such as innovation, technology, emotion, and passion into our
partnership with Dorna Sports as well. Our new BMW M2 MotoGP safety
car is just one example of this. With it we are continuing our
tradition of putting the latest BMW M high-performance automobiles at
the service of MotoGP safety. Be it the safety car fleet, the BMW M
Award, or our many other activities in the top level of motorcycle
racing – we are proud that Fascination M has become an important part
of the MotoGP.”


The new BMW M2 impresses with the traditional characteristics of a
high-performance sports car – in a concentrated form and with
state-of-the-art technology. With its compact dimensions and the 460
hp TwinPower turbo in-line 6-cylinder engine, the new BMW M2 is the
perfect basis for a BMW M safety car. The BMW M2 was kitted out with
various safety car elements for its deployment on MotoGP™ racetracks.
These elements include a roll bar, RECARO seats, 6-point racing
harness, a fire extinguisher, the safety car roof bar, and the
matching front light. Several M Performance parts, such as exhaust
system, chassis, carbon wing mirror covers, diffusor, and rear wing
have also been installed. The BMW M2 MotoGP™ safety car will have the
standard BMW M safety car livery. In addition to the new BMW M2
MotoGP™ safety car, the safety car fleet of 2023 also includes many
other BMW M safety, medical and official cars, as well as BMW M 1000
RR safety bikes.


For more information about BMW M GmbH and the involvement as the
‘Official Car of MotoGP™’, see:



combined fuel consumption in accordance with WLTP: 9.8 – 9.6 l/100
km; combined CO2 emissions in accordance with WLTP: 222 –
218 g/km; details as per NEFZ: –

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