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Published on March 25th, 2011 | by Seán Ward

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BWM 1 Series M to be Moto GP Safety Car

With the Moto GP season looming, BMW has confirmed that a special version of its 1 Series M will serve as the safety car for the 2011 season.

The engine remains the same as the standard 1 Series M, set to be released later this year for £38,000, but the safety car version gets a roll cage, a new carbon fibre body, no rear seats, six point racing harnesses, and a “special lightweight titanium race exhaust system that not only saves weight but also delivers a captivating sound for the benefit of the spectators”.

The safety car will also be joined on track by two safety bikes, one a BMW S 1000 RR and the other a BMW HP2 Sport.

And if that wasn’t enough BMW for you, there will be two backup safety cars, an X6 M and an M3, an X5 M for the safety officer, an ActiveHybrid X6 for the stewards, and a 535i Touring for the medical team.


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