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Francesco Bagnaia wins BMW M Award 2023

The most powerful BMW M automobile for the fastest qualifier: The awarded BMW XM Label Red goes to Ducati rider Francesco Bagnaia this year.

26 November 2023

Electrified high-performance for the fastest qualifier of the 2023 MotoGP™ season: With the BMW XM Label Red, the main prize of this year’s BMW M Award consisted of the most powerful M automobile in the current model range.

Like last year, the winner of the 2023 BMW M Award is Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia. The Ducati rider has been particularly impressive in qualifying this season. The Italian consistently claimed top results in qualifying and had already wrapped up his second victory in the BMW M Award by the Thailand Grand Prix, with three events remaining. Over the course of the season, Bagnaia secured seven pole positions and started from the front row of the grid a further eight times. In total, he amassed 369 points in the BMW M Award, 93 more than his closest rival Jorge Martín.

Franciscus van Meel, Pecco Bagnaia and Carmelo Ezpeleta Franciscus van Meel, Pecco Bagnaia and Carmelo Ezpeleta
Franciscus van Meel, Pecco Bagnaia and Carmelo Ezpeleta (from left).
Congratulations to Pecco Bagnaia! His speed in qualifying was particularly impressive this season. The fact that he had won the BMW M Award before the end of the season this year speaks for itself.
Franciscus van Meel

CEO BMW M GmbH

AN IMPRESSIVE PRIZE CAR.

Francesco Bagnaia wins BMW M Award 2023.Francesco Bagnaia wins BMW M Award 2023.
We would like to thank our close partner BMW M. With this coveted award, they have recognised the performances of our riders in qualifying for the 21st time. The BMW XM Red Label seamlessly continues the sequence of captivating prize cars.
Carmelo Ezpeleta

CEO of MotoGP™ rights holder Dorna Sports

ITALY'S FASTEST.

Francesco Bagnaia with the key of his new BMW XM.Francesco Bagnaia with the key of his new BMW XM.

Francesco Bagnaia wants the hat-trick: “Winning the BMW M Award for the first time last year was fantastic. Back then, I immediately set myself the goal of repeating the feat this season,” said Bagnaia. “As such, I am thrilled to have actually done it. Although it may look as though it was a stroll in the park this year, it was not. Every qualifying was extremely hard-fought. For this reason, I am proud to have come out on top again. I would like to say a big thank you to BMW M for this fantastic award. I promise I will do my best to win the BMW M Award again next year!”

BMW XM LABEL RED SAFETY CAR.

BMW XM Label Red Safety Car.BMW XM Label Red Safety Car.

Next season, the BMW XM Label Red will play a major role on the track: as the new MotoGP™ Safety Car. This will be the first time that a high-performance car with an electric drive system will lead the field in the pinnacle of motorcycle racing.

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