When BMW released the M3 GTS, you would have expected that there would be drivers from all over the world drooling at the chance to take the almighty car out for a spin.

MotoGP Champion Valentino Rossi takes the new BMW M3 GTS out for a run
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Well, drivers, drool with envy. MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi already has first dibs.

The Italian motorbike superstar earned the privilege after being awarded the BMW M award prize for being this year’s Best Qualifier. As part of this prize, Rossi was given a chance to run the M3 GTS around the Ricardo Tormo circuit for a few laps.

After his much-enviable run around with the M3 GTs, MotoGP found Rossi and asked about his comments on the car. “It was amazing in the GTS, just amazing,” he said. “It was great, especially under braking with the light weight that it has.”

Rossi was so taken by the M3 GTS that he even managed to convince BMW to trade in his BMW M Award prize for a brand-new M3 GTS, making him one of the very first owners of BMW’s new superduper sports car.

Yes, we know. Some guys just have all the luck.


Source: Moto GP

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  (780) posted on 12.28.2009

Sorry to say this but the BMW 3-series earned "boos" from the spectators and it’s the worst car series of BMW. Congratulations for Rossi as a MotoGP champ for this year and as a part of his prize, he will experience driving a BMW M3 GTS.

  (815) posted on 12.8.2009

BMW m3 is also feature in Need for Speed Shift, I really love using this car. Based on the game play it can go 200mph, really fast eh?

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