SAFETY just got a whole lot better looking at MotoGP events, following the unveiling of the high-performance BMW M Safety Car fleet comprising the outstanding M2 and BMW S 1000 RR Safety Bikes.
The Safety Cars and Safety Bikes will fill an important role at each MotoGP round and will be on track every day, for every session and race, ready to respond. In the case of a crash, their role will be to rapidly ferry the Medical Director, FIM Intervention Doctor and a nurse to the scene.
In the case of a red flag, whether for a crash, oil leak or track conditions, the FIM Safety Officer and FIM Safety Advisor are taken to the relevant point on the track in the Safety Officer’s car, in order to check out the situation.
The Safety Bikes are used to complete safety checks of the circuit and will clear the circuit 10 minutes prior to the start of MotoGP race events before the Medical Car and Safety Car take up their positions at the rear of the field.