MotoGP: BMW M4 up for grabs as BMW M become title sponsor for the Grand Prix of Styria
Riders will have an extra incentive to win this year's Grand Prix of Styria with BMW offering an exclusive 2021-spec BMW M4 to the winner.
The prize comes as part of a new sponsorship deal which sees BMW M GmbH become the title sponsor of the Grand Prix of Styria. The GP will mark the second visit to the Red Bull Ring in Austria this year and takes place on August 21-23. Round five of the championship will now be officially known as the BMW M Grand Prix of Styria.
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BMW and BMW M GmbH have a long history in MotoGP having become partners with Dorna in 1999. Since then, the German manufacturer has focused on providing the safety car fleet.
Whilst BMW have never awarded a car to the winner of a race before, The BMW M Award has been running since 2003. This rewards the rider who has amassed the most points in qualifying with an exclusive BMW M high-performance car. The vehicle is traditionally presented on the Saturday of the MotoGP™ season finale in Valencia. Marc Marquez has been the lucky recipient of a brand-new BMW for the last seven years.
Pau Serracanta, Managing Director of Dorna Sports, commented: "Our partnership with BMW is one of our most invaluable and longstanding, as we’ve been working together now for more than two decades.
"That’s why, alongside the prestige of the BMW M marque, it makes us especially proud to see BMW M as a title sponsor in 2020, with the BMW M Grand Prix of Styria making history as the first time the brand take top billing at an event.”
Round one of the 2020 MotoGP season takes place at Jerez next weekend (July 17-19). The following weekend, riders and teams will return to the circuit for the Andalucia GP.