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BMW M Safety Car presentation to take place in Jerez

BMW M Safety Car presentation to take place in Jerez

As MotoGP arrives in Spain for the first European GP of the 2009 season this weekend at Jerez, BMW M Power’s full involvement in the championship steps up a level.

BMW M continue for the eleventh season as the Official Car of MotoGP this year, supplying a plethora of high performance cars for series organisers Dorna and IRTA officials to utilise throughout the 17 race title chase.

The all new BMW X6 M has already been seen at the season opening races in Qatar and Japan, but the starting grid at Jerez heralds the assembly of the full BMW M Safety Car and VIP Shuttles fleet on Saturday evening at 17.45 hrs, just after the all important qualifying sessions have been completed. A photo opportunity will be available for the press as the keys are officially handed over to MotoGP’s Race Direction committee.

Heading the Safety Car fleet will be the much written about BMW X6 M - with its newly developed V8 high-performance M TwinPower Turbo engine - was only revealed to the world at the New York Motor Show three weeks ago. Alongside it on each MotoGP grid continues to be the glorious roar from the V10 507 bhp BMW M6.

Race Director Paul Butler will have a BMW M5 Touring at his disposal, the Medical Car will be in the shape of a 330i Touring together with a brand new M3 Sedan for the Safety Officer, former 500cc World Champion Franco Uncini. Finally, the Race Stewards will have the usage of a X5 4.8i, but that is not all of the mouthwatering BMW presence at the track as additionally the front of each Grand Prix grid will see a brand new BMW S 1000 RR and a BMW HP 2 Sport as Safety Bikes.

The new S 1000RR is the pinnacle of BMW Motorrad’s skill and precision engineering and just like the X6 M will be the first time that many will have seen the especially liveried bike in real life.

However, BMW M will be bringing further cars to each European race tending to the needs of guests from the VIP Village and MotoGP Paddock as they get the best seat in the house as they get their close up view of the action from the service road trip around the edge of the track.

BMW M representatives will be at the presentation on the grid at 17.45 hrs on Saturday for any further enquiries.

The BMW M Award for the best qualifier in MotoGP will also continue this weekend on the 4.4 km Jerez circuit, with Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner both having taken a pole and a second place from the first brace of races, leaving them level pegging at the top of the table. The battle for a brand new BMW M3 Sedan is well and truly underway, with Motegi winner Jorge Lorenzo in third and Andrea Dovizioso fourth.

Press release courtesy of BMW M


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