At topspeed.com we get information that BMW car maker will comes to serve as the Safety Car for MotoGP events, but this time, the X6M was shown the door while the new 1-Series M Coupe was dressed up to play the part. The involvement of BMW 1-Series M in motorcycle racing’s top-echelon event now enters its 13th year. It’s providing the official Safety Car along with a raft of other high-performance vehicles for use by the Dorna Sports management team and IRTA officials. The car to ensure the safety of the practice runs and the race itself.
BMW security is a unique model built especially for this series of races, with only the line bi-turbo 3.0-liter six with 340 horsepower and the transmission remains from the original model. The objective of the transformation of the car was losing weight. It’s has received a carbon fiber reinforced bonnet with additional large air vents and polycarbonate side and rear windows and also a lightweight titanium race exhaust system was also used to reduce the car’s overall weight.
For the 2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe Safety Car to fully cope with the track life, it received a high performance suspension system with an adjustable race track set-up, a sport tuned chassis, and special 19″ wheels with tires measuring 255/35 at the front and 285/30 at the rear. The original brakes from the 1-Series have also been replaced by a six-piston fixed-caliper racing brake system.
The interior has also been adapted for the racing series. A cage was locked behind the B pillar and the front bucket seats new racing series have safety belts with 6 points. M steering wheel has also been modified with dressing Alcántara. The extra weight has been given to removing the rear seats.