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currently leads the Best Qualifier standings and looks set to pick up this 431 horsepower at the end of the season. (Photo courtesy .com)

MotoGP™ riders will be competing for the BMW M Award for Best Qualifier throughout the 2014 season. For this 12th edition, a special BMW M4 Coupé will be up for grabs.

On the eve of the Gran Premio bwin de España, MotoGP™ Official Partner BMW M unveiled the M4 Coupé for this year’s BMW M Award winner. The Best Qualifier of the 2014 season will win an exclusive new BMW M coupé, which features a completely new, 431 bhp six-cylinder inline engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology and which sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.1s.

The BMW M Award classification features a point-system similar to the one used for the race, where riders are awarded points relative to their positions in qualifying. In 2013, Marc Marquez won the BMW M Award. And, after the first four qualifying sessions of 2014, the reigning World Champion leads the Best Qualifier standings with 100 points ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa.