Fabio Quartararo wins the coveted BMW M

The fastest qualifier of the 2021 MotoGP™ season is once again Fabio Quartararo. The Frenchman, who wrapped up the world championship title with races to spare in October.Won this year’s coveted BMW M Award for the second season in a row.

Official Car of MotoGP™

The award is an integral component of BMW M’s activities as ‘Official Car of MotoGP™’ and presented for the 19th time in 2021. The prize for the winner is traditionally a high-performance car from BMW M. This year, the new BMW M5 Hatch Grey Metallic.

The prize car was presented at the final race weekend at Valencia by Franciscus van Meel, CEO of BMW M GmbH. And Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of MotoGP™ rights holder Dorna Sports.

Having won the BMW M Award for the first time in 2020, Quartararo was unbeatable again in this unique competition. The Frenchman secured pole position five times this season on his way to winning his first MotoGP™ World Championship title.


In total, he amassed 318 points for the BMW M Award standings and ended the season 15 points clear of his closest rival.

Fabio Quartararo wins the coveted BMW M


Quartararo received his new BMW M5 CS after the final qualifying of the season on Saturday. The formal handover by Franciscus van Meel and Carmelo Ezpeleta took place in the MotoGP™ VIP Village at Valencia’s ‘Circuit Ricardo Tormo’.

“The BMW M Award is of great significance to us. MotoGP is the pinnacle of motorcycle racing. And we need to recognise the outstanding performances of the MotoGP riders over the course of the season,” said van Meel.

“Every race weekend, they thrill us with breath-taking performances on the track. MotoGP brings together the best motorcycle racers globally.And the BMW M Award is the fitting reward for the fastest of them all. For the second time in a row, that person is Fabio Quartararo.

He has again shown his skill and deserves to win the world championship. And has also been in a class of his own again in the BMW M Award.

We are delighted to present him with the BMW M5 CS in recognition of his qualifying performances. Congratulations, Fabio.On the world championship title and winning the BMW M Award again.

Fabio Quartararo wins the coveted BMW M


Our 23rd season as ‘Official Car of MotoGP’ draws to a close here at Valencia, and we are now looking forward to 2022. It will be a particular year for us at BMW M, as we will be celebrating our 50th birthday. And plans are already being made for an anniversary highlight in MotoGP.”

“The BMW M Award has been an important part of MotoGP since 2003. And the presentation ceremony on the Saturday afternoon of the season finale is a nice tradition,” said Ezpeleta. “BMW M GmbH comes up with something special every year when selecting the prize car.

It shows how much they value the performances of our riders and how important the partnership is with MotoGP.

This was already the 23rd season together in this long-term and close collaboration. In the BMW M5 CS, BMW M GmbH has again provided a fantastic prize car.

Congratulations to our new world champion Fabio Quartararo on his second BMW M Award in a row. He has once again thrilled us with his outstanding performances this year. I am sure he will have much fun with the BMW M5 CS.”

Fabio Quartararo wins the coveted BMW M

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“It has been a fantastic season for me, winning my first MotoGP World Championship. And my second BMW M Award is the icing on the cake at the end of this special year,” said winner Quartararo.

“Delighted to have won the BMW M Award again in 2021, having claimed my ‘maiden victory’ last year.

Enjoy driving the BMW M2 CS from the 2020 BMW M Award. I have to say that the new BMW M5 CS caught my eye as soon as it was presented as this year’s prize car.

Even from the outside, you can see how much power and performance it has. It is fantastic that I have actually won it and can take it home with me.

Thank you very much to BMW M GmbH, who is in MotoGP for so many years. Who highlight and recognise our performances as riders with the BMW M Award.”

via BMW Motorrad Press

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