BMW Celebrates 20 Years Of Its MotoGP Safety Cars

BMW has produced every MotoGP safety car since 1999, and in a newly-released video, the company has celebrated some of the most iconic ones, most of which were created by the M Division.

Arguably the coolest safety cars ever used was a customized Z8 Roadster used during the 2002 season. Not only is seeing a Z8 Roadster on the street an extremely rare occurrence given the car’s limited production run, but for those who followed the 2002 MotoGP season, seeing one lap some of the world’s most iconic circuits would have been an incredible sight.

Another interesting vehicle is the Z4 M Coupe used in 2007 and barely much larger than the motorcycles it led throughout that year. A few years later, in 2011, the much-loved 1M Coupe was the official safety car and perhaps the most badass of them all.

In more recent times, a satin black M4 was used in 2015, an M2 was featured in 2016 and this year, BMW decided to start using its latest and most powerful production machine, the M5.

The video below doesn’t feature every single MotoGP Safety Car from BMW in the last 20 years and leaves out vehicles like the X6 M used in 2009, but it still makes for interesting viewing.

It remains to be seen what BMW will use in the years to come, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see the upcoming M8 featured in 2020.


  • Matteo Tommasi

    The Z8 is still wonderful

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