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BMW Award returns to spice up the Official MotoGP Test at Catalunya

BMW Award returns to spice up the Official MotoGP Test at Catalunya

BMW Award returns to spice up the Official MotoGP Test at Catalunya

The BMW Award returns for its second season with the MotoGP World Championship in 2004, starting off once again with a tempting appetiser at the Official MotoGP Test at Catalunya on the 26, 27, 28 March. As with last year, the fastest rider from a one-hour timed session on the final day will drive home in a brand new BMW which will be theirs to keep. Twelve months ago it was Loris Capirossi who sprung the surprise of the preseason, setting the fastest lap on an early prototype of the stunning Ducati Desmosedici and picking up the keys to a BMW 330 Cd.

Speed and consistency are the key for the overall BMW Award – MotoGP Best Qualifier, which is determined by accumulating all the final qualifying times from throughout the season, including the one-hour timed session at the preseason prologue at Catalunya. If a rider misses any one of the sessions they are automatically excluded from the competition, which again features a top of the range BMW as the prize.

Despite Capirossi's shock at the start of the year it came as little surprise that the emphatic winner at the end of the season was multi-World Champion Valentino Rossi, who drove away a BMW Z4 after sealing his ninth pole position of the campaign in the final round at Valencia, extending his overall advantage over Max Biaggi to 4.769 seconds.

The top five from last year's competition were:

1. Valentino ROSSI - 29'32.632 2. Max BIAGGI - 29'37.401 3. Loris CAPIROSSI 29'38.061 4. Sete GIBERNAU - 29'40.189 5. Carlos CHECA - 29'43.522

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MotoGP, 2004

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