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BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020

Mensagem por amandio » 01 fev 2019 11:34

Destination of the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020 revealed: Kia Ora – Welcome to New Zealand!

Registration for qualifying events soon to be opened.

“Destination Paradise” is the motto of the seventh edition of the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy which will commece in early 2020. Last night at 7pm (CET) BMW Motorrad revealed that the next Int. GS Trophy will take place in New Zealand – just another dream destination for most adventure riders worldwide. The participating nations now face a busy time, hosting their qualifiers and selecting their teams for this exciting and unique global adventure competition. 18 international teams, plus, as in the 2016 and 2018 editions, an international female contingent will be selected during the next months.

Confirmed teams for 2020:
Australia
China
Female Team(s)
France
India
Italy
Japan
Latin America
Malaysia/Philippines
Mexico
Middle East
Nordic (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland)
North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt)
Russia
South Africa
South Korea
Thailand
UK
USA

BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020 Oceania.
After the long days on the vast Mongolian Steppe of the 2018 Central Asia edition, New Zealand is going to provide a very different riding environment and experience for the qualifying GS riders, as Ralf Rodepeter, Head of Marketing and Product Management BMW Motorrad explains: “After Tunisia, Southern Africa, Patagonia, Canada, Thailand and most recently Mongolia, BMW Motorrad were again looking for a location that offers perfect ‘GS terrain’. Lots of legal off-road kilometres are required, with demanding route profiles, passing through fascinating landscapes and with plenty of exotic flair. New Zealand is a perfect fit on those terms. The variety of astounding landscapes from sea to volcanoes to high-altitude mountains, combined with the most beautiful vegetation and the rich Maori culture provide the perfect setting for what we think will be one of the most exciting Int. GS Trophies ever held.

About New Zealand.
New Zealand is located 1500 km east of Australia, in the Southern Pacific Ocean. There are two main islands, North and South, plus a multitude of smaller islands around the coastline. The combined landmass is approximately 270,000 sq km, which is slightly larger than say the UK, yet the population is just 4.9 million compared to the UK’s 66 million.

Taking into account New Zealand’s significant urban populations in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this makes for a very sparsely populated countryside and many regions of New Zealand can be termed wilderness.

Geologically, New Zealand is positioned over the Pacific and Indo-Australian tectonic plates so this leads to the presence of many (active) volcanoes, geothermal regions plus an alpine mountain range that reaches higher than 3700 metres. Seismic activity occurs periodically.

Positioned so remotely, much of New Zealand’s flora and fauna have evolved in isolation over millennia so are unique to this country. This includes the Kiwi bird, NZ’s national icon, which quietly forages under the dense canopy of the island’s native forests – which in turn are thousands of years old (with Kauri, Rimu and Totara trees which in days past were valued for boat and house building but today, like the Kiwi, are protected species).

The variation in the landscape is startling and the riders can expect to experience everything from forests to deserts to mountains probably all on the same day. Visiting in the antipodean summertime temperatures should be similar to that of central Europe in August.

New Zealand is also rich in culture and that of the indigenous Maori people – with strong principles of community and stunning arts and crafts – is particularly unique and valued.

About the Intl. GS Trophy.
The International GS Trophy is a celebration of the spirit of the BMW GS motorcycle, bringing together those elements of leisure, adventure and challenge that this bike engenders. The New Zealand 2020 event is the seventh edition of the International GS Trophy, the previous editions took place in Central Asia (Mongolia) in 2018, South East Asia (Thailand) in 2016, North America (Canada) in 2014, South America (Chile, Argentina) in 2012, South Africa (SA, Swaziland, Mozambique) in 2010 and North Africa (Tunisia) in 2008. This edition will see 19 teams – maybe even 20 – competing, meaning 54-57 riders, from around the world.

The event is not a race but a team competition, pitching the GS-riding international contingent against each other in a series of challenges – and not all involve riding. With the competitors camped nightly in a bivouac, the event also fosters a sense of brotherhood, sisterhood and camaraderie. Equally the GS Trophy is a celebration of culture and nature, the riders learning about and understanding the peoples and the terrains of the regions they encounter. So the successful team will be respectful of the environment, skillful and sympathetic with their machinery and understanding of team-mates.

Follow the event.
In forthcoming press releases BMW Motorrad will provide details on the GS motorcycles that will be used, the equipment the participants will receive to help them through the event, and more information on the participating countries and teams selected.

During the event BMW Motorrad will provide a multi-channel media experience, with outputs ranging from social media feeds to regular written press releases to professionally shot and edited video synopses of each day, full details of which will be released closer to the time. For now you can find out more about the event and the teams at the dedicated website www.gstrophy.com.


Fonte: BMW PressGroup
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https://youtu.be/r7c9D9XsmYA

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BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Oceania 2020
Announcement of competition motorcycle and event date.

Plans for the 2020 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy in New Zealand are advancing. The biggest news is that after three editions with the BMW R 1200 GS, for 2020 the chosen motorcycle is the new BMW F 850 GS.

BMW Motorrad has also announced the date: The seventh edition of the Int. GS Trophy will take place February
9–16, 2020.

For the first time the route is not a loop on account that it will take in both New Zealand’s North and South Island.
Meanwhile, the Netherlands and Argentina have entered the list of confirmed teams.

The motorcycle.
The biggest news is that after three editions with the BMW R 1200 GS, for 2020 the chosen motorcycle is the new BMW F 850 GS. Introduced in 2018, the F 850 GS is the natural successor to the F 800 GS that has been introduced in 2008.

The F 850 GS is perfectly suited to the New Zealand environment as with its off-road capable 21”/17” wheel combination and perky 70Kw (95hp) motor it has the agility to suit the incredibly varied and often technical terrain the two islands offer.

The BMW F 850 GS is a thoroughly modern middleweight adventure motorcycle, building on the strengths of the F 800 GS while bringing all the latest technological advances. The GS Trophy riders will come to enjoy the bike’s latest electronic aids such as latest generation ABS, riding modes and automatic stability control, while also appreciating the integrity of the unique monocoque bridge design frame, the security of the cross-spoke aluminium wheels with tubeless tyres, not forgetting the authority and character of the new 90º offset parallel twin motor which is now both stronger and smoother than its predecessor.

The date.
Equally importantly, BMW Motorrad now revealed the ‘when’: The seventh edition of the International GS Trophy will take place on the dates February
9–16, 2020. As in Mongolia, that’s an eight-day competition to account for the distances and sheer logistics involved in this edition.

The route.
The route of the International GS Trophy is always a closely guarded secret, but in this instance we can reveal two of the most significant aspects, as this will only further whet the appetites of the GS Trophy hopefuls:
1. For the first time the route is a one-way journey. (All previous events have been a circuit with the same start and end point).
2. The route is one-way on account it will take in both New Zealand’s North and South Island! For anyone who knows New Zealand this is excellent news as the two islands offer very different environments and terrains – and neither is to be missed!

New teams.
Yes, they keep coming. Since our last bulletin the Netherlands and Argentina have entered the fray! This means in 2020 we have first time entrants from the Middle East, North Africa and the Netherlands while a Nordic team makes a comeback to the event.

Follow the Trails.
As before, in Thailand (2016) and Mongolia (2018), the incredibly successful ‘Follow The Trails’ tours will be available after the Int. GS Trophy has concluded. This is an opportunity for every GS fan to experience the route and the ride that the competitors followed. The motorcycles are the original GS Trophy machines used in the event and the trails are exactly those the event followed. The tours are led by BMW Motorrad offroad instructors, there’s a support team, medics and all accommodation plus food and petrol is included. More details on the ‘Follow The Trails’ tours will be announced soon.


International GS Trophy 2020: website and video online.
As with each edition, a dedicated website has been created to help participants find out more and to find connections to their local qualifiers. As well, this website is a destination for all GS enthusiasts wanting to know more about this fascinating event and to follow – and get to know – the riders who qualify and participate in it.
Also, an exciting new teaser video has been created for this edition, highlighting the look and feel of New Zealand for the Int. GS Trophy Oceania 2020: www.gstrophy.com


Fonte: BMW Press Group
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Re: BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020

Mensagem por amandio » 03 jun 2019 09:05

Quais serão os próximos desafios para o GS Trophy 2020

Int. GS Trophy 2020: An Interview with Mathias Horn

Next up in our meet-and-greet Int. GS Trophy 2020 organizers is project lead Mathias Horn who has made sure that riders know what's coming and giving great advice on what to expect in almost every #gstrophy!


Fonte: BMW Motorrad

https://youtu.be/fyO5T1jSfto
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