EXPERIENCE THE EXTREMES.

BMW M as Partner in the MotoGP™.

EXPERIENCE THE EXTREMES.

BMW M as Partner in the MotoGP™.

EXPERIENCE THE EXTREMES.BMW M as Partner in the MotoGP™.

Since 1999, BMW M has always taken the lead whenever the world’s best motorcycle pilots take to the race track – the BMW M Safety Cars with an entire fleet of vehicles and right out front. The MotoGP™ fascinates every season with dynamics, high performance and innovation. Attributes which are unequivocally connected to BMW M. At the BMW M MotoGP™Experience, you can directly take part in a weekend full of high-voltage excitement and BMW M Power.

DYNAMIC DETAILS.

The BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car with BMW M Performance Parts.

The aerodynamic front.

Because the entire bodywork functions as an aerodynamic unit, the interaction with the front had to be optimised. The BMW M specialist used a lightweight layer construction with glass fibre laminate and carbon fibre inserts. As a result, the front flap, rear wing and diffuser come together perfectly, ensuring the required degree of down force and ground hold. Finally, a racing-compliant engine bonnet lock was installed in Garching.

The light bar.

The flat light bar on the roof is equipped with state-of-the-art LED technology and control electronics. The lightweight, sandwich-construction holder consists of a sub-laminate, a perforated plate in the centre and a carbon fibre covering which is finished in the colour of the car to blend in perfectly. The internal metal panel not only absorbs tensile forces, it also serves to securely fix the light bar, which can be easily removed for transport purposes.

The control panel in the cockpit.

The light bar is controlled via an in-house-developed control panel in the cockpit. Here the crew can choose from different light-indicator programmes and blinking frequencies. Additional LED flashes were installed in the front and rear ends. The accompanying control device comes from the SES specialists and was adapted for the MotoGP™. On the front grille, blue LEDS are used, plus the corona rings of the headlights blink. On the rear, red LED flashes replace the Series standard back lights.

Reconfiguring the interior.

One of the first measures undertaken was the removal of the back bench from the base model by technicians, freeing up the floor assembly area. Subsequently, the receptacles for the roll cage, the anchors for the six-point belts and the fixture for the fire extinguisher were welded. The cage was modeled on the BMW M4 GTS and adapted to the space conditions of in the M2 Coupé.

The exclusive one of a kind.

Many of the cladding parts in the interior were rebuilt with particular care when in production. The result: the new BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car which represents the racing know-how of BMW M GmbH in its purest form. The golden plaque on the décor trim demonstrates the exclusivity of the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car. The highlight of the Safety Car Fleet is the gold-coloured accents on the racing seats, the steering-wheel clip and the contrasting seams.

Die BMW M carbon ceramic brake system.

BMW M opted for the carbon ceramic brake derived from the BMW M3/M4 to match the M Performance and the Michelin Cup tyres. The light braking system is corrosion-free, thermally extremely stable, and particularly wear-resistant and reduces the unsprung masses significantly. Despite, the optimised performance features, the maintenance for the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car is reduced, which in light of the very tight MotoGP™ racing calendar offers distinct advantages.

THE ADJUSTABLE CFRB REAR WING.

Even though the light bar and the roof support were designed to be flat and streamlined, they still interfere with the outstanding aerodynamics of the BMW M2 Coupé, especially at race track speed. Inspired by the BMW M4 GTS, the engineers have also designed for the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car a light, adjustable rear wing made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRB), which improves the airflow and reduces lift on the rear axle.

The M Performance exhaust system.

In terms of the exhaust system, the engineers put their trust in the proven M Performance materials. For use in the motorcycle world championship, however, the system was completely removed. The reason: without the silencer, catalytic converter and flap system, the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car still makes itself heard even when the motorcycles set the tone in the preliminary lap.

  • 1. The aerodynamic front.

    Because the entire bodywork functions as an aerodynamic unit, the interaction with the front had to be optimised. The BMW M specialist used a lightweight layer construction with glass fibre laminate and carbon fibre inserts. As a result, the front flap, rear wing and diffuser come together perfectly, ensuring the required degree of down force and ground hold. Finally, a racing-compliant engine bonnet lock was installed in Garching.

  • 2. The light bar.

    The flat light bar on the roof is equipped with state-of-the-art LED technology and control electronics. The lightweight, sandwich-construction holder consists of a sub-laminate, a perforated plate in the centre and a carbon fibre covering which is finished in the colour of the car to blend in perfectly. The internal metal panel not only absorbs tensile forces, it also serves to securely fix the light bar, which can be easily removed for transport purposes.

  • 3. The control panel in the cockpit.

    The light bar is controlled via an in-house-developed control panel in the cockpit. Here the crew can choose from different light-indicator programmes and blinking frequencies. Additional LED flashes were installed in the front and rear ends. The accompanying control device comes from the SES specialists and was adapted for the MotoGP™. On the front grille, blue LEDS are used, plus the corona rings of the headlights blink. On the rear, red LED flashes replace the Series standard back lights.

  • 4. Reconfiguring the interior.

    One of the first measures undertaken was the removal of the back bench from the base model by technicians, freeing up the floor assembly area. Subsequently, the receptacles for the roll cage, the anchors for the six-point belts and the fixture for the fire extinguisher were welded. The cage was modeled on the BMW M4 GTS and adapted to the space conditions of in the M2 Coupé.

  • 5. The exclusive one of a kind.

    Many of the cladding parts in the interior were rebuilt with particular care when in production. The result: the new BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car which represents the racing know-how of BMW M GmbH in its purest form. The golden plaque on the décor trim demonstrates the exclusivity of the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car. The highlight of the Safety Car Fleet is the gold-coloured accents on the racing seats, the steering-wheel clip and the contrasting seams.

  • 6. Die BMW M carbon ceramic brake system.

    BMW M opted for the carbon ceramic brake derived from the BMW M3/M4 to match the M Performance and the Michelin Cup tyres. The light braking system is corrosion-free, thermally extremely stable, and particularly wear-resistant and reduces the unsprung masses significantly. Despite, the optimised performance features, the maintenance for the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car is reduced, which in light of the very tight MotoGP™ racing calendar offers distinct advantages.

  • 7. THE ADJUSTABLE CFRB REAR WING.

    Even though the light bar and the roof support were designed to be flat and streamlined, they still interfere with the outstanding aerodynamics of the BMW M2 Coupé, especially at race track speed. Inspired by the BMW M4 GTS, the engineers have also designed for the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car a light, adjustable rear wing made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRB), which improves the airflow and reduces lift on the rear axle.

  • 8. The M Performance exhaust system.

    In terms of the exhaust system, the engineers put their trust in the proven M Performance materials. For use in the motorcycle world championship, however, the system was completely removed. The reason: without the silencer, catalytic converter and flap system, the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car still makes itself heard even when the motorcycles set the tone in the preliminary lap.

At BMW M in Garching the serial version of the BMW M2 Coupé was rebuilt, further optimised and specifically adapted to its new role at the MotoGP™. In addition to custom-made and compulsory safety devices, the BMW M GmbH engineers have donated an extensive line of BMW M Performance Parts to the Safety Car, creating not only eye-catching accents but also fulfilling functional requirements for aerodynamics, cooling and lightweight construction. Many of the M Performance Parts – including the lower-lying coilover suspension and the exhaust system with flaps – are available as retro-fit components for the BMW M2 Coupé.

BUILT FOR THE LEAD.

BMW M Performance Parts Upgrade for the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car.

It is rather unusual for the BMW M to send such a high-performance car onto the race track, and not to compete for a place. Yet, it’s a tonne of fun to be a part of the MotoGP™.

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The BMW M MotoGP™ Experience: here’s what you can expect from our exclusive Incentive Programme

It doesn’t get any closer.

For anyone who wants to make their visit to the MotoGP™ an unforgettable moment, the BMW M MotoGP™ Experience is just the thing. As an exclusive guest at the VIP Village, you will not only follow the race from the best seat in the house, you will also meet world champions, chat with active pilots, drive as a co-pilot in the safety car and watch over the mechanics’ shoulders as they work in the pit.

100 Percent MotoGP™.

You will find out makes the MotoGP™ really special during a tour of the pit lane with former world champion Loris Capirossi or with a direct one-on-one with the former top driver Alex Hofmann. Take an extended walk down the Service Road, in the paddock and Pit Lane for a chance to experience up close the latest MotoGP™ pilots.

The professionals talk.

A MotoGP™ weekend has never been so informative. With the BMW M MotoGP™ Experience, you receive exciting insider info from the experts in safety control or the Michelin tyres technicians. Highlights: the Pit Lane Walk and a visit with a selected team, with an exclusive introduction to the MotoGP™ events.

Exclusive adrenaline.

Power. Performance. Race-track feeling of the highest order. Experience the course so close as never before: by taking a lap in the passenger seat of one of the latest BMW M Safety Cars. An unforgettable experience.

MORE POWER FOR THE FASTEST.

MORE POWER FOR THE FASTEST.

The BMW M Award is a long-fostered tradition of the MotoGP™. In the 2017 season, BMW M GmbH handed out this renowned prize fifteen times. Similar to the points awarded for the race, the pilots receive points for the places reached at every Grand Prix weekend. At the end of the season, the winner will be rewarded with an exclusive and individually designed BMW M Automobile.

A COMMON HISTORY.

2016 marks the 18th season of BMW M as the “Official Car of MotoGP”. Since the start of the partnership, BMW has consistently introduced innovative ideas to the commitment – and always ensures the highest possible degree of safety at the racetrack, courtesy of the very latest technology. 


In 2001 the new BMW Z8 was launched within the MotoGP. The BMW Motorrad Boxer Cup, renamed the BMW Motorrad Power Cup in 2005, also made its debut on the same bill as the World Championship in the same year. At the end of the 2003 season, the best qualifier was presented for the first time with the BMW Award, which is now the BMW M Award and held in great acclaim among the MotoGP riders.


BMW M Division took on the role of “Official Car of MotoGP” in 2006. Since then, BMW M Division has repeatedly caught the eye with fascinating events and, with its fleet of vehicles, contributed significantly to the success of the first night race in Qatar in 2008. Since 2010, the BMW M Motorhome has been an important contact point in the paddock. In 2012, BMW M Division once again broadened its commitment. Since then, three-time World Champion and Dorna safety consultant Loris Capirossi has served as a BMW M MotoGP Expert. An exclusive incentive programme was also introduced, in the form of the BMW M MotoGP Experience.


BMW M Division creates new highlights every season with its Safety Cars. The latest models and impressive technical innovations – this is what makes the BMW M MotoGP Safety Cars of the past, present and future so special. The BMW M6 Gran Coupé made its debut as a Safety Car in 2013, while the BMW M4 Coupé was an eye-catching addition in 2014. In 2015, BMW M employed the newly-developed and innovative water injection for the first time in the BMW M4 MotoGP Safety Car. The next highlight followed in the 2016 season: as the new spearhead of the Safety Car fleet, the spectacular new BMW M2 Coupé gave its debut as a MotoGP Safety Car.
 

NOT ONLY THERE. BUT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.

The BMW MotoGP™ Experience.

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