Francesco Bagnaia wins BMW M Award 2023.

THE ITALIAN JOB.

Francesco Bagnaia wins BMW M Award 2023.

The italian job.Francesco Bagnaia wins BMW M Award 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.

BMW XM Label Red: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.0–1.6 (WLTP); Electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 33.5–32.5 (WLTP); CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 45–35 (WLTP); Electric range in km: 76–82 (WLTP)

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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.

The most powerful BMW M automobile for the fastest qualifier.

In its 25th year as “Official Car of MotoGP™”, BMW M GmbH once again provided an extraordinary highlight as the prize car for the BMW M Award, the BMW XM Label Red. It is the embodiment of extrovert lifestyle and a passion for absolute top performance. The BMW XM Label Red combines a performance-enhanced M HYBRID system, making it the most powerful BMW M automobile ever produced, with individual design accents. In keeping with tradition, the prize car was presented after the final qualifying of the season by Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of MotoGP™ rights holder Dorna Sports, and Franciscus van Meel, CEO of BMW M GmbH. This year, the BMW M Award was presented to the fastest qualifier in MotoGP™ for the 21st time, and the name of this season’s recipient went down in the exclusive winners list for the second time in a row.

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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
Francesco Bagnaia gewinnt BMW M Award 2023

ITALY'S FASTEST.

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!”

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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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BMW XM Label Red Safety Car
BMW XM Label Red

THE XM LABEL RED

THE XM LABEL RED

BMW XM Label Red: Fuel consumption in l/100km (combined): 2.0–1.6 (WLTP); Electric power consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 33.5–32.5 (WLTP); CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 45–35 (WLTP); Electric range in km: 76–82 (WLTP)

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