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2013 marks BMW’s 15th consecutive year as the Official Car of MotoGP, the Bavarian company having supplied support vehicles and safety cars for the premier motorcycle racing series since 1999. New for 2013 is the addition of the latest BMW M6 Gran Coupe, which made its public debut at the season opener in Losail, Qatar last weekend.

The specially modified and M-liveried four-door super coupe joins BMW’s MotoGP roster as the pace car out on the racetrack. With 560 hp from its 4.4 litre twin-turbo V8 and a 0-100 km/h time of 4.2 seconds, the M6 Gran Coupe should be plenty fast enough.

Four other BMW M and M Performance models are also on duty: A BMW M6 Coupe and M5 as Safety Cars, while the Safety Officer will take to the track in an M3 Coupe with two M550d xDrive Tourings used as medical cars. BMW Motorrad will also provide two new BMW HP4s as Safety Bikes.

The BMW M6 Gran Coupe is not available in Malaysia just yet, but the two-door M6 Coupe is. And if you insist on having four-doors, there’s always the 640i Gran Coupe or the M5 saloon.