BMW M2 Named Official MotoGP Safety Car

What’s better than a BMW M2? One that’s filled with upgrades that make it ready for the track.

Continuing its relationship with MotoGP, the German automaker has unveiled the BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car that will make its debut this race season. Modified at the BMW M factory, the MotoGP Safety Car features a gutted interior with a roll cage, Recaro racing bucket seats with six-point harnesses and an on-board fire extinguisher. On the outside, BMW applied its signature tri-color stripes with gold wheels for contrast. As a safety car, it wears a low-profile LED strobe light bar on the roof further supported by blue LEDs in the front grille and red diodes in lieu of reverse lights.

There’s also an adjustable carbon-reinforced plastic rear wing and Michelin Cup tires and carbon-ceramic brakes.

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BMW M has been a permanent member of the international MotoGP family since 1999. In 2014, the automaker and Dorna Sports extended their cooperation up to and including 2020. As part of its collaboration, the BMW M Award has been presented at the end of the season to the best MotoGP qualifier since 2003.

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