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Source: BMW GroupPortimão. A premiere in the traditional BMW M Award: In the 2020 season, the Frenchman Fabio Quartararo was the fastest qualifier in MotoGP and thus entered the list of winners of this special competition for the first time. He was rewarded for his achievements with the BMW M Award winning vehicle 2020: the new BMW M2 CS (combined fuel consumption: 10.4 l / 100 km *; combined CO2 emissions: 238 g / km *). The winning vehicle was handed over at the weekend at the MotoGP season finale in Portimão, Portugal, which hosted a motorcycle Grand Prix for the first time.

Quartararo secured pole position four times in the MotoGP season, more often than any of his competitors. He collected a total of 225 points for the BMW M Award ranking, his lead over his closest rival was 13 points. Quartararo’s win in the 2020 season ended the impressive record series of the Spaniard Marc Márquez, who won the BMW M Award seven times in a row from 2013 to 2019. This year, however, Márquez missed a large part of the season due to injury.

After the last qualifying of the season on Saturday, winner Quartararo received his new BMW M2 CS. Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports, was present at the award ceremony. Markus Flasch, Managing Director of BMW M GmbH, decided not to travel to Portugal due to the current Corona situation, but followed the final from Munich.

“First of all, I would like to thank Dorna, who, despite all the adversities, managed to put together an exciting MotoGP season with 15 Grands Prix in this difficult year worldwide. That wasn’t a matter of course, but Dorna made it possible, ”said Flasch. “As part of our commitment as ‘Official Car of MotoGP’ in Spielberg, we were able to appear as title sponsor for the first time at the ‘BMW M Grand Prix of Styria’. And we were able to continue the tradition of the BMW M Award and have given it for the 18th time this year. Congratulations to Fabio Quartararo, who more than deserved this award with four pole positions and a total of nine starting positions in the front row. This year we selected the BMW M2 CS as the winning vehicle, our limited special edition with which we bring many components from racing to the road. We wish Fabio a lot of fun with his new high-performance vehicle! “

“Congratulations to Fabio Quartararo. He really showed an impressive qualifying performance this season and impressed us all with his speed, ”said Ezpeleta at the award ceremony in Portimão. “My thanks go to our long-standing and proven partner BMW M GmbH, whose support we could always count on, even in this difficult year. So there was never any doubt that the BMW M Award for the fastest qualifier will also be given this season, even though a lot was different this season than usual. This competition is very important to our drivers. And with the winning vehicle, BMW M GmbH once again raised the bar. You can tell by looking at the BMW M2 CS that it was born on the racetrack and I am sure that it will make Fabio’s racing driver’s heart beat faster. “

“What a crazy and exciting season. I am really happy that I was able to win the race for the BMW M Award, ”said the winner, Quartararo. “It’s great that BMW M GmbH has been honoring our qualifying achievements with this special award for so many years. Thank you for this recognition. I’m really excited to get into my new BMW M2 CS. It looks like a racing car for the road and is sure to be a lot of fun. A big thank you to BMW M GmbH! “

The BMW M2 CS is the first exclusive and limited special model from BMW M GmbH in the premium compact class. The high-performance vehicle has numerous components developed for racing. The in-line six-cylinder engine with M TwinPower turbo technology and 3.0 liters of displacement develops 450 hp and the maximum torque is 550 Nm. This power is brought to the road by the 7-speed M double clutch transmission (M DCT) and the Adaptive M chassis. The BMW M2 CS sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.0 seconds. The carbon bonnet, which is 50 percent lighter and has a striking central air outlet, ensures increased downforce and improved engine cooling. The roof is made of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). The sporty appearance of the BMW M2 CS continues in the interior, among other things with lightweight M sports seats with shell character and integrated headrests and M sports steering wheel. With its performance characteristics, the BMW M2 CS also forms the perfect basis for the BMW M2 CS Racing, which BMW M Motorsport has been offering as a customer sports vehicle as part of the BMW M Customer Racing customer sport program since this season.

The BMW M Award is an important pillar in the commitment of BMW M GmbH as the “Official Car of MotoGP”. Since 2003, the fastest MotoGP qualifier has been awarded the prize in the form of an exclusive high-performance vehicle at the end of each season. In return, the drivers collect points for their placements in qualifying every Grand Prix weekend, analogous to how points are awarded in the race. The record winner in the BMW M Award is Marc Márquez, who has won the award seven times in a row. For Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner there are three wins each in the BMW M Award. Jorge Lorenzo has been named best qualifier twice so far, Sete Gibernau and Nicky Hayden have each won once. Quartararo is new to this list with his victory in 2020.

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* All information on mileage, consumption and CO2 emissions are provisional values.

The information on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions is determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring method VO (EU) 715/2007 in the currently applicable version. The information relates to a vehicle with basic equipment in Germany, the ranges take into account differences in the selected wheel and tire size and the optional special equipment and can change during configuration. The information has already been determined on the basis of the new WLTP test cycle and calculated back to the NEDC for comparability. For these vehicles, other values ​​than those given here may apply to the assessment of taxes and other vehicle-related charges that are (also) based on CO2 emissions.

Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the ‘Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption of new passenger cars’, which is available at all sales outlets at Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, and is available free of charge at

BMW M2 CS: combined fuel consumption: 10.4 l / 100 km; Combined CO2 emissions: 238 g / km.


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