Joining his already impressive BMW collection.
Exactly one year ago, Marc Marquez took delivery of a shiny brand new BMW M3 CS as a reward for his amazing season in the pinnacle of motorcycle racing, MotoGP. Today, we can report that the 26-year-old Spanish motorcycle racer has received yet another BMW M award in the form of a new X4 M Competition. Not that we are counting, but this is his seventh BMW.
The performance crossover was handed to Marquez during the Valencia GP by Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of MotoGP commercial rights holder Dorna Sports, Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M, and Manuel Terroba, CEO of BMW Group Spain and Portugal. In 2019, Marquez became the fastest qualifier in MotoGP for the seventh consecutive year.
“I would like to thank BMW M for the great way in which they have recognised our performances at the track for many years, and how they reward the season’s best qualifier,” Márquez commented after getting the keys for his new ride. “I am a bit speechless to have received this award for the seventh year in a row. I am delighted to have been the fastest qualifier this year because it’s not been easy and can hardly wait to get in the car.”
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In 2019, Marquez won the award with a total of 384 points from the qualifying races during the 2019 season, leaving his closest competitor, Fabio Quartararo, 50 points behind. Marquez won the award for the first time in 2013, becoming the first rookie to top the ranking. This year BMW M presented the award for the 17th time.
As for the car itself, the X4 M Competition has a 3.0-litre inline-six turbo engine with 503 bhp and 442 pound-feet of torque. The motor teams up with an eight-speed automatic transmission and an M-tuned xDrive all-wheel-drive system.