Continuing with the M Award tradition, BMW delivered an unique, Frozen Red colored, Individual M4 to the 2014 MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez: the one racer that was fastest in all qualifying rounds. The 21 year old Spaniard took delivery of his prize on Saturday, in Valencia, Spain.
The BMW M Award was introduced back in 2003. In order to win it, MotoGP riders must be fastest in the qualifying sessions; getting points based on their position. The top spot gets one 25 points, second place on the grid calls for 20 points while starting from third place you one 15 points and so on, down to one point for 15th place. Amongst the previous winners of the coveted award are Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner that are also the record holders for most such titles under their belt, with three each. Marquez, on the other hand, is the youngest man to win it back in 2013 when he was just 20 years old.
“Knowing the prize is there at the end of the year gives you special motivation when going for pole on Saturday. This year even more so, because I really like this BMW M4 Coupé. I am happy to receive this car and, of course, I will enjoy it,” said Marquez.
“Congratulations to Marc Marquez on winning the BMW M Award again. Last year he came through as a rookie to defeat his more experienced opponents. In 2014 he raised the bar again with 13 pole positions. It was breath-taking to see how Marc went from one success to the next this year,” said Thomas Schemera, Director of Sales and Marketing BMW M GmbH.
Back to the M4, that distinctive Frozen red shade makes it stand apart. The insides are trimmed in Individual fine-grain Merino Opal White leather and sprinkled with some Individual fine-wood Ash Grain White trims all around the cabin. The car sports the quicker 7 Speed DCT gearbox as well as the optional carbon Ceramic brakes.