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BMW M present new fleet at Jerez

BMW M present new fleet at Jerez

BMW M Award hots up for riders, whilst new official cars debut in Spain.

A front row for Casey Stoner for the Gran Premio bwin.com de España gave the Australian the advantage in the prestigious BMW M Award qualifying competition. He had previously shared the place with Valentino Rossi after sharing pole positions available at Qatar and Japan.

With Jorge Lorenzo only four points behind in third, the top three are well clear of the rest of the field. Dani Pedrosa, who took second on the grid at Jerez, lies just seventh in the table after a difficult start to the season.

BMW M also used the first European round to show off the official MotoGP safety Car fleet, including the latest addition in the shape of the BMW X6 M -already seen at the season’s opening races in Qatar and Japan. The starting grid at Jerez heralded the assembly of the full BMW Safety Car and VIP Shuttle fleet on Saturday evening, after the all-important qualifying sessions had been completed, with the cars keys handed over to Race Direction.

Heading the Safety Car fleet is the BMW X6 M, with its newly developed V8 high-performance M TwinPower Turbo engine. The car 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 507bhp BMW M6.

Race Director Paul Butler now has a BMW M5 Touring at his disposal for official duties, with the Medical Car a 330i Touring. A brand new M3 Sedan has been given to the Safety Officer Claude Danis.

The Race Stewards have the use of an X5 4.8i, but that is not the end of the mouthwatering BMW presence at the track. The front of each Grand Prix grid will feature a brand new BMW S 1000 RR and a BMW HP 2 Sport as Safety Bikes.

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MotoGP, 2009, GRAN PREMIO bwin.com DE ESPAÑA

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