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BMW Award for the 2003 MotoGP Best Qualifier unveiled as new Z4

BMW Award for the 2003 MotoGP Best Qualifier unveiled as new Z4

BMW Award for the 2003 MotoGP Best Qualifier unveiled as new Z4

The BMW Award for the 2003 MotoGP Best Qualifier has been unveiled as the German factory´s new Z4. The classic roadster, dubbed by BMW as `a vehicle that was created to excite every sense´, captures the very essence of the MotoGP World Championship and of the bonus competition, which is based on the accumulated qualifying times of every rider at every grand prix – including the official MotoGP Test at Catalunya back in March.

Only riders who complete all 17 sessions will be considered for the stunning prize, which boasts a six-cylinder, light-weight alloy engine and Double Vanos, the unique valve-timing control system from BMW. Other technical innovations of the Z4 include speed-dependent electric power steering and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), whilst its stunning looks are reinforced by a whole host of safety features – such as stainless steel roll-bars, reversible aluminium bumpers and invisible deformation zones at the front and rear.

$$$ After three rounds of the BMW Award for the 2003 MotoGP Best Qualifier, current World Champion Valentino Rossi leads the way with an accumulated time of 5´24.532. He is closely followed by Max Biaggi, who is currently 0.272 seconds behind his great rival, with Tohru Ukawa a further 0.567 seconds behind in third place. Loris Capirossi, who swept the bonus prize of a BMW 330 Cd when he set the fastest lap in the opening round of the competition at Catalunya, currently lies sixth, 1.835 seconds behind Rossi with fourteen rounds remaining.

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MotoGP, 2003

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