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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.


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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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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

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BMW MOTORRAD INTERNATIONAL GS TROPHY OCEANIA 2020:
22 International teams ready to go on a ride of a lifetime

Rotorua, New Zealand. Here in Rotorua, among the natural thermal springs, the teams have all arrived, the bikes are waiting, tents have been pitched, riding kit unpacked and everyone is ready for the start of the seventh BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy.

With the exception of the Australian team, arriving here has been a matter of long haul flights for all participants so there’s been the matter of coming to terms with jet lag. As well there’s the sorting of event registration, taking possession of the BMW F 850 GS motorcycles (and making personal adjustments) then, to embrace New Zealand life, being treated to an introduction to the culture of the indigenous Maori people, including the traditional challenge to newcomers – the world famous haka.

This year there are 22 teams from 25 nations competing, including four new teams, and as in Mongolia (2018) including two International Female Teams, all of whom are extremely keen to join the Int. GS Trophy brother- and sister-hood. The teams from the Netherlands, Malaysia, North Africa and the Middle East are all first-time entrants and their finalists are naturally very excited by what lies ahead.

A road less travelled.
What lies ahead is eight days and around 2400km of adventure riding traversing both the North and South Islands. Some 60% of the route will be off-road, the remaining 40%, while sealed, will look not unalike European alpine roads, this is a country of barely five million people – and most of those are concentrated in the urban centres – so these are quiet roads that lead through incredible landscapes, nearly always hilly often mountainous.

The route starts in Rotorua, close to the centre of the North Island, an area of active volcanic activity, and will end in the alpine ski-resort of Queenstown deep in the South Island. Along the way the participants will get to enjoy the nature and culture of these remote islands while facing daily challenges that count toward the competition, whether it’s riding skills, machine knowledge or wilderness understanding – but as always with the Int. GS Trophy expect the unexpected, every time a new experience!

Chris Zimmerman is the course director: “New Zealand is the perfect offroad destination, it’s not only about the roads and trails, but the people here, with everyone you meet you discuss the off-road riding and they love it, you see it in their eyes. Everyone here is so supportive. So we have a great route awaiting and as ever we have that unique Int. GS trophy mix of riding and special stages, it’s going to be a brilliant ride.”

Overall director of the Int. GS Trophy, Ralf Rodepeter (head of brand and product at BMW Motorrad) is delighted with the venue and format of this year’s competition: “I love the Int. GS Trophy, it’s a wonderful ride and so much fun, but what I like most is seeing the people connect. Every day the teams are mixed so they ride every time with new nationalities and they’ll have an adventurous experience together, which creates this bond and understanding. Bringing in teams from North Africa and the Middle East this year is especially exciting, so we can honestly say we have riders from all over the world and all walks of life. And this is the spirit of the GS, bringing diverse peoples and cultures together, learning about each other and discovering and enjoying the nature, playing and adventuring. And all this is set in this most beautiful of countries – I know I’m looking forward to this as much as the participants!”

Meet the teams.
It’s time to meet the GS Trophy riders. Below is a full list of the participants, with a little comment from each about their lives as GS riders and the excitement of attending the most prestigious GS event in the world:


Team Argentina:
No. 101, Rider: Diego Noras, Age: 30, Hometown: Mendoza, Occupation: Civil engineer.
Quote: “I’m looking forward to the challenge of the nature and obstacles in the event, competing each day in the best possible position.”
No. 102, Rider: Augustin Salanueva, Age: 43, Hometown: Tandil, Occupation: Owner of a shoe shop, grocery and fitness studio
Quote: “The GS Trophy is great, it’s a chance to go out and play, to see new places and meet new people.”
No. 103, Rider: Lucas Estuardo, Age: 24, Hometown: Esquel, Occupation: Student
Quote: “My passion comes from my father. I grew up seeing him riding his bike and from the very first time he took me with him I never wanted to stop.”

Team Australia:
No: 111, Rider: Shaun Terblanche, Age: 31, Hometown: Perth, Occupation: Building maintenance contractor
Quote: “The Spirit of GS is all about the joy that these bikes bring to people who may not even have crossed paths otherwise. Watching others overcome obstacles, challenges and fear, building trust in fellow riders and sharing some of the most spectacular sights around the world.”
No: 112, Rider: Wesley Bygate, Age: 35, Hometown: Glass House Mountains, Queensland, Occupation: Certified welder
Quote: “I have ridden many bikes over the years but my R 1150 GS is the only bike that when I push the button, it really asks me how far I want to go. I love to get out and ride it as much as possible.”
No: 113, Rider: Tysen Haley, Age: 26, Hometown: Yackandandah, Occupation: Builder
Quote: “The Spirit of GS would be best described as being part of a group that shares your passion and enthusiasm towards exploring the wonders of this country and world.”

Team Brazil:
No: 121, Rider: Pedro Marchioretto, Age: 22, Hometown: Itapira, Occupation: Tradesman
Quote: “For me, a week without my motorbike is a week without a part of me, because the bike completes me!”
No: 122, Rider: Filipe Hawerroth, Age: 26, Hometown: Santa Catarina, Occupation: Self employed
Quote: “The place where I was born and raised gave me the opportunity to practice sports in contact with nature. As a child, I felt free riding my bike. Over time the desire for the motorcycle was inevitable.”
No: 123, Rider: Claudinei Costa Silva, Age: 34, Hometown: Sao Paulo, Occupation: Motorcycle mechanic
Quote: “The “Spirit of GS” is all about a mix of freedom and passion in a two-wheeled world. At the GS Trophy I’m looking to overcome my limits.”

Team France:
No: 141, Rider: Aurelien Szulek, Age: 32, Hometown: Bordeaux, Occupation: International director for motorcycle accessories
Quote: "For me, a week without my motorbike is impossible. I always have some motorbikes around me. And I ride as much as I can.”
No: 142, Rider: Vincent Debitte, Age: 32, Hometown: Rethel, Occupation: Heavy truck mechanic
Quote: “I look forward to meeting a lot of people and sharing beautiful sceneries on board of a GS and especially a maximum of fun.”
No: 143, Rider: Nicloas Bastin, Age: 41, Hometown: French Alps, Occupation: Software engineer
Quote: “Since I was a child, I have always wanted to ride motorcycles! I had to wait to be 21 years old for my first motorcycle. After turning 37, four years ago, I discovered a passion of off-road riding with my R 1200 GS Adventure!”

Team India:
No: 161, Rider: Sathyananth Vasudevan, Age: 36, Hometown: Tiruppur, Occupation: Civil engineer
Quote: “I always wanted to be a biker. I loved riding and I loved the original boxer twins and the smell from the carburettors and the sense of adventure that came with it. I think that spirit still influences everything I do today.”
No: 162, Rider: Rickiey Naik, Age: 43, Hometown: Bangalore, Occupation: Businessman
Quote: “The “Spirit of GS” is ‘One for all, all for one’. ‘One for all’ – each person contributes to the whole. ‘All for one’ – nobody is left behind.”
No: 163, Rider: Shakeel Basha, Age: 30, Hometown: Coimbatore, Occupation: Businessman
Quote: “The passion that I have towards any motorbike. The happiness you get while cruising through the wind and dirt is something which will never go away. So why will our team win? Because we have fallen and learnt a lot of things in the hard way from every fall. This has helped us grow and given us more confidence.”

Team Italy:
No: 161, Rider: Michele Pradelli, Age: 39, Hometown: Modena, Occupation: Bank manager
Quote: “Open terrain is the road that leads you to the adventure ... Why would out team win? We will win because we are a complete, tenacious team and we know how to have fun!”
No: 162, Rider: Alberto Ballardin, Age: 27, Hometown: Padova, Occupation: CNC machinist
Quote: “My favourite trail is the one I don’t know, because every time I ride an unknown trail is a wonderful discovery. The GS Trophy will be a wonderful experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth with bikes and adventure, which are some of my biggest interests.”
No: 163, Rider: Frederico de Angelis, Age: 42, Hometown: Terni, Occupation: Trade agent
Quote: “My favourite trails are curvy roads in the mountains and everything off-road! For me, a week without my motorbike... is a bad week!”

Team Japan:
No: 171
, Rider: Shinichi Kimijima, Age: 44, Hometown: Nikkō, Occupation: Mechanical engineer
Quote: “The Spirit of GS is confronting any difficulty with courage and overcoming it with a team. And enjoying it.”
No: 172, Rider: Yoshiaki Terao, Age: 42, Hometown: Ishikawa, Occupation: Road marker
Quote: “For me the “Spirit of GS” means a never-ending journey. If we win it is because I believe in my power, in the power of my friends, in the power of my GS.”
No: 173, Rider: Sunao Ueda,Age: 47,Hometown: Minaminosaka, Occupation: Sheet metal worker
Quote: “I bring to my team Japanese teamwork and years of experience in many parts of the world. But we are going to New Zealand just for fun, so we won't feel any stress.”

Team Latin America:
No: 181, Rider: Freddy Kehler, Age: 39, Hometown: Paraguay, Occupation: Business owner
Quote: “I’m looking forward to the GS Trophy, I expect to make a lot of new friends from all over the world and see new landscapes I have never seen before.”
No: 182, Rider: Diego Penagos, Age: 37, Hometown: Colombia, Occupation: Doctor
Quote: “Nothing made me want learn to ride a motorcycle, it’s just something that I’ve been passionate about since I was a kid. It makes me feel like nothing else in the world.”
No: 183, Rider: Luis Arturo Palmieri Núñez, Age: 26, Hometown: Guatemala, Occupation: Lawyer & Notary public
Quote: “The qualifier was tough; really good people were left behind, so in the name of all those good riders when we get to the GS Trophy we must fight for the best result possible. We probably won’t be able to train together, but we will surely compensate it with passion, preparation and desire.”

Team Malaysia:
No: 191, Rider: Norizuan Abdullah, Age: 31, Hometown: Ipoh Perak, Occupation: Businessman-Engineer
Quote: “Living life on two wheels, I can move faster and go wherever I want. This is my personal freedom.”
No: 192, Rider: Kiang Wei Chan, Age: 38, Hometown: Srawak, Occupation: Engineer
Quote: “For me the Spirit of GS is about making new friends, discovering new places, the heart of adventure.”
No: 193, Rider: Mohd Zulfakar bin Mohd Alghaus, Age: 31, Hometown: Kuala Lumpur Occupation: Driver
Quote: “I learnt to ride the motorcycle for the fantastic experience, to meet more like-minded friends and because I admire the nature.”

Team Mexico:
No: 201, Rider: Manuel Enrique Montalvo Febres, Age: 19, Hometown: Mexico City, Occupation: Student
Quote: “As a child, I always looked up to my father, who rode motorcycles since he was 13 years old. I remember that every time I heard the sound of his motorcycle, I got really excited. When I finally started riding, the feeling of putting myself each time into bigger challenges really made me fall in love with motorcycles.”
No: 202, Rider: Antonio Sanchez Aldana Cusi, Age: 45, Hometown: Mexico City, Occupation: Sales manager
Quote: “For me the Spirit of GS means freedom, going to places nobody has ever gone before, it means natural life, living outdoor, it’s living different from all the others, meeting different people and cultures.”
No: 203, Rider: Angel Ernesto Vazquez Ramos, Age: 47, Hometown: Mexico City, Occupation: Businessman
Quote: “My favourite trail: the one we just did near Jalcomulco, Veracruz – with rain! The GS Trophy will be a great adventure, and we’ll be meeting awesome new friends.”

Team Middle East:
No: 211, Rider: Elias Abi Antoun, Age: 33, Hometown: Lebanon, Occupation: Electrician
Quote: “The Spirit of GS is to discover the world with fellow riders in an adventurous way, to go to unreachable places with our GS, it’s a lifestyle, and brotherhood.”
No: 212, Rider: Martin Victor Alva, Age: 32, Hometown: United Arab Emirates, Occupation: Business owner
Quote: “For me the Spirit of GS means freedom, adventure and camaraderie. It’s a lifestyle and I love it.”
No: 213, Rider: Jorge Osorio Restrepo, Age: 32, Hometown: United Arab Emirates, Occupation: IT engineer
Quote: “My favourite riding is to adventure off-road, that mix between moto travels and off-road. It is important to know your machine and enjoy the moto adventure in all terrain and waters.”

Team Nordics:
No: 221, Rider: Ronnie Lundberg, Age: 39, Hometown: Trollhättan, Sweden, Occupation: Teacher for car and bike traffic
Quote: “My first ride on a motorcycle was on an 80cc motocrosser at Skara summer land when I was 10 years old, then I was hooked to motorbikes!”
No: 222, Rider: Ole Christian Kristiansen, Age: 34, Hometown: Stange, Norway, Occupation: Electrician
Quote: “The Spirit of GS means to see the world! I think the GS Trophy is going to be hard, challenging and a great adventure.”
No: 223, Rider: Arto Kallionen, Age: 41, Hometown: Finland, Occupation: Engineer
Quote: “My favourite riding is on narrow enduro trails. The GS Trophy will be a once in a lifetime experience.”

Team North Africa:
No: 231, Rider: Hicham Lahlou-Kitane, Age: 45, Hometown: Casablanca, Morocco, Occupation: Trader
Quote: “My favourite trail is difficult to choose, Morocco is a huge playground for the GS, the Moroccan Sahara is breathtaking.”
No: 232, Rider: Majd Berrada, Age: 42, Hometown: Casablanca, Morocco Occupation: Architect
Quote: “I want to discover New Zealand, the F 850 GS and to live a beautiful adventure with my team and all the other GS trophy finalists. I’m sure I will encounter very interesting bikers. It’s a dream that is coming true.”
No: 233, Rider: Hicham Malti, Age: 52, Hometown: Casablanca, Morocco Occupation: Architect
Quote: “For me, the GS spirit represents adventure, mutual help and solidarity between riders. My challenge at the GS Trophy will be to be at the same level with my teammates and enjoy every moment of the event.”

Team Russia:
No: 241, Rider: Grigory Biryukov, Age: 39, Hometown: Moscow, Occupation: Specialist in watch services
Quote: “I’m riding motorcycles since 2006. Mostly roadsters, no big trips. After ten years my friend invited me to a journey in the mountains, then I realized that I’m not such a good rider as I thought! But the views on that trip were worth the trainings, so I started to master my off-road skills!”
No: 242, Rider: Ruslan Karimov, Age: 40, Hometown: Moscow, Occupation: CEO
Quote: “I started riding motorcycles about eight years ago. First, I preferred sports bikes, but then in 2014 I tried a GS. My friend advised me that I should try. I felt in love with the GS instantly and couldn’t return back to my sports bike. Then I visited a GS Day event in Russia and was so excited that I decided I must learn how to ride my GS off-road.”
No: 243, Rider: Aleksey Abroskin, Age: 36, Hometown: Moscow, Occupation: Associate director
Quote: “My first bike was a R 1200 RT back in 2014. Once we had a long journey with my friends, they all were riding a GS. There were a lot of trails on our route: RT survived them, but I realized that I need a GS for that kind of adventures. During the national qualifier 2017 in Russia I was ranked first place among the rookies, then I realized that everything is possible, and I can do more. I started trainings and finally I’m here, a part of Russian team for the Int. GS Trophy 2020!”

Team South Africa:
No: 251, Rider: Cobus Theron, Age: 28, Hometown: Tulbagh, Occupation: Farmer
Quote: “A few years ago, the Spirit of GS didn't have the meaning that it does today after getting involved with the Trophy and the closer GS community. For me, in the true spirit we share our passion for GS and allow it to take us places new and old and Make Life a Ride!”
No: 252, Rider: BJ Vosloo, Age: 34, Hometown: Cape Town, Occupation: Industrial architect
Quote: “I believe the greatest challenge will be not to forget to enjoy the moment. The Int. GS Trophy journey is most definitely not easy. It takes hard work, massive determination and an attitude not to forget about your goals set to yourself. You have to be willing to sacrifice some things in life to achieve great things. Every rider that has qualified in the past will know this.”
No: 253, Rider: Brandon Jason Grimsted, Age: 20, Hometown: Fouriesburg, Occupation: Commercial driver
Quote: “I look forward to completely submerging myself in a new culture and being able to challenge myself and push my skills and abilities to new heights, all whilst exploring the incredibly beautiful and diverse terrain that New Zealand has to offer.”

Team South Korea:
No: 261, Rider: Yeonsoo Yun, Age: 23, Hometown: Seoul, South Korea, Occupation: Magazine editor
Quote: “My first rising experience came when my dad gave me a little dirt bike when I was young. And then he asked me: “Can you ride this?” The “Spirit of GS” is about endurance, passion, the spirit of never giving up.”
No: 262, Rider: Hyukyong Kwon, Age: 46, Hometown: Seoul, South Korea, Occupation: News camerman
Quote: “The trail (I want to ride the most) is from Mount Halla at the southern end of the Korean peninsula to Mount Baektu at the northern end of the Korean peninsula. But now I can't go. Because my country is divided into South and North Korea. I want to ride my GS someday on that trail. At that time, I would like to ride through the beautiful Korean peninsula during the Int. GS Trophy with my international friends.”
No: 263, Rider: Hyunwook Kim, Age: 32, Hometown: Seoul, South Korea, Occupation: Businessman
Quote: “My introduction to motorcycling came when I was hanging out with my friend at his family’s restaurant. I had the chance to deliver food by riding the motorcycle. I have been crazy about riding motorcycles since then.”

Team Thailand:
No: 271, Rider: Patompog Laboonta, Age: 33, Hometown: Chiangmai, Occupation: Businessm
Quote: “The “Spirit of GS” means we have the same goal and same passion, so we will always be united and help each other. Unity and team spirit will drive us to success.”
No: 272, Rider: Siam Keawwatchan, Age: 37, Hometown: Chiangmai, Occupation: Motorcycle tour guide
Quote: “I am looking forward to making new friendships at the Int. GS Trophy. The GS Spirit is about team spirit, sharing and caring.”
No: 273, Rider: Phaisan Hunthai, Age: 36, Hometown: Rayong, Occupation: Engineer
Quote: “I think I have all the required skills, and I’m ready to be part of Team Thailand in the Int. GS Trophy 2020. Because of our team spirit, we all have the GS spirit.”

Team United Kingdom:
No: 281, Rider: Tim Mitchell, Age: 25, Hometown: Warrington, Occupation: Car technician
Quote: “My dad has always owned BMW bikes for as long as I can remember, I've been brought up around boxer engines so riding bikes was inevitable! It’s hard for me to pick a favourite trail but Snowdonia is great for twisty roads or challenging off-road sections and both offer breathtaking views!”
No. 282, Rider: Roy Prescott, Age: 46, Hometown: Barton, Occupation: Farmer
Quote: “I expect to get a ‘Big Smile’ from the International GS Trophy 2020, and the chance to make new friends that share my interest in GS adventure riding.”
No: 283, Rider: Richard Cox, Age: 47, Hometown: Clutton, Occupation: Civil engineer
Quote: “My favourite trail is the Napiers trail to Magdala in Ethiopia. You’ve asked me what a week without my bike would feel like? Sorry, I don’t even want to think about it!”

Team Netherlands:
No: 291, Rider: Peet Gerards, Age: 30, Hometown: Cujik, Occupation: International account manager
Quote: “It all started with a broken moped when I was eight years old. I took it apart and build it back together 100 times just for fun. At ten years old biking was already in my blood and I got my first trail bike. Addiction.”
No: 292, Rider: Xavier Tobé, Age: 22, Hometown: Oostvoorne, Occupation: Project assistant
Quote: “What made me want to learn to ride a motorcycle? There was no escape, I’m doing things on two wheels since I was three years old! So a week for me with out my motorcycle is a major disaster!”
No: 293, Rider: Jaap van Hoofwegen, Age: 35, Hometown: Den Bosch, Occupation: Sales director, wind turbines
Quote: “For me, a week without my motorbike makes me restless. My GS allows me to recharge my batteries, restructure my thoughts and put things into perspective.”

Team USA:
No: 301, Rider: Chris Johns, Age: 34, Hometown: Temecula, CA, Occupation: Motorcycle mechanic
Quote: “The “Spirit of GS” is a symbol of freedom to go everywhere without hesitation. The greatest challenge at the Int. GS Trophy 2020 is going to be going back home!”
No: 302, Rider: Harrison Kendrick, Age: 22, Hometown: Charlotte, NC, Occupation: Sales engineer
Quote: “My dad got me into riding at an early age. It became a great way to spend time with him and also explore. The more I rode, the more I enjoyed the challenge of taking big bikes places where many people said they could not go.”
No: 303, Rider: Kevin Jones, Age: 41, Hometown: Pasadena, CA, Occupation: Real estate
Quote: “It is such an honour to have earned a spot on the trophy for team USA. There were so many determined and amazing competitors at the qualifier, I am lucky to be here. The greatest challenge that I face is to honour those other competitors and contribute to my team and ensure that team USA has a strong and respectable finish while making new friends and having fun!”

International Female Team 1:
No: 311, Rider: Isabela Londono Rivas, Age: 26, Hometown: Manizales, Columbia, Occupation: Architect
Quote: “The greatest challenge at the Int. GS Trophy 2020 will be the amount of riding, and sleeping in tents seven days in a row won’t be easy!”
No: 312, Rider: Nikki van der Spek, Age: 31, Hometown: Hoek of Holland, Netherlands, Occupation: Motorcycle instructor
Quote: “Will our team win? Just being in New Zealand and seeing the beautiful country. That’s already winning for me.”
No: 313, Rider: Claire Bichard, Age: 32, Hometown: L'isle Adam, France, Occupation: Office manager
Quote: “For me the ‘Spirit of GS’ is a big family. If our teams wins it is because we never give up! We are a family now.”

International Female Team 2:
No: 321, Rider: Lisa Taylor, Age: 47, Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ, USA, Occupation: Policewoman
Quote: “The ‘Spirit of GS’ is a sense of adventure, riding off the beaten path into the heart of the land and culture. Making new friends and lasting memories.”
No: 322, Rider: Andrea Box, Age: 28, Hometown: Carboor, Victoria, Occupation: Trauma nurse
Quote: “The ‘Spirit of GS’ is about the friendship and camaraderie in this event. It’s the support and help we provide to each other. I’m not sure what to expect when we get to New Zealand but that’s all part of the adventure.”
No: 323, Rider: Klara Finkele, Age: 54, Hometown: Dublin, Ireland, Occupation: Scientist
Quote: “I learned to ride a motorcycle for the freedom and adventure to go anywhere. When we get to the GS Trophy I expect hard work, challenge, and a lot of fun.”

The event’s excitement will also be relayed with much more information of a more informal kind via BMW Motorrad’s social media sources:
BMW Motorrad Facebook www.facebook.com/bmwmotorrad
Twitter www.twitter.com/bmwmotorrad (#gstrophy)
YouTube www.youtube.com/bmwmotorrad
Instagram www.instagram.com/bmwmotorrad
“RIDE AND TALK – The BMW Motorrad Podcast”
Watch out for more information on the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020 – brought to you directly from New Zealand!


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Int. GS Trophy 2020 – Highlights preparation day

Ready to hit the trails! Preparation at the Int. GS Trophy was all about fun, camaraderie and final checks. 22 teams of amateur BMW GS riders were united for the first time as final preparations took place for their adventure ride of a lifetime. Finally, they all were united with their own personalised BMW F 850 GS Trophy bikes – the highlight of the day. Bike adjustments were made and team photos then completed with national flags before the entire base camp was honoured to be treated to a wonderful display of Maori culture at picturesque Lake Okataina.


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BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020 Oceania.
Day 1. Sun and surprises on Day One of the 2020 edition.

Synopsis of Day 1.
Location: Napier Beach, North Island, NZ Weather: Sun, 15-25ºC
Course: 400km: Lakes Lodge, Rotorua to Napier Beach Terrain types: Highway 215km, gravel 185km
Tests: SP1: ‘Water Crossing’, SP2: ‘Sena Challenge’
Top three teams: 1. South Korea, 2. Italy, 3. USA


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Int. GS Trophy 2020 - Highlights Day 1
What a first day for the competitors at the Int. GS Trophy 2020. First a heroes’ send-off, then 360 km of outstanding adventure riding, with two special stages thrown in for good measure. Everyone competed hard, but who came out on top after day one? Watch our day one highlights to get the full picture.


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BMW MOTORRAD INTERNATIONAL GS TROPHY OCEANIA 2020.
Day 2. Fun on the beach.

Synopsis of Day 2.
Location: Castlepoint, Wairarapa Coast Weather: Sun, 22ºC
Course: 360km, Napier Beach to Castlepoint Terrain: Highway 180km, gravel 170km, sand 10km
Tests: SP3: Photo Competition, SP4: Gravel Push, SP5: Beach Sprint
Top three teams: 1. South Korea, 2. France, 3. USA


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Int. GS Trophy 2020 - Highlights Day 2
Take a look at the highlights from a fantastic second day of Int. GS Trophy action in New Zealand. Today’s 380-kilometre route took the 22 teams of riders on a memorable journey south through this amazing island, with plenty of sandy ‘specials’ along the way!


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BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020 Oceania.
Day 3. Heading south, sweeping through the Rimutakas.

Synopsis of Day 3.
Location: Wainui, North Island, New Zealand Weather: Sun, 22-28ºC
Course: 345km, Castlepoint to Wainui Terrain: Gravel 180km, trail 10km, highway 155km
Tests: SP6: Beach Drift, SP7: White Rock Leatt Neck Brace Challenge; SP8: Trial
Top three teams: 1. South Korea, 2. South Africa, 3. Netherlands


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Int. GS Trophy 2020 - Highlights Day 3
Day three of Int. GS Trophy 2020 had a little bit of everything: scenic trails, twisty tar and two beachside special stages. And then just when participants arrived back at camp to set up their tents for the night, they were greeted with an additional trials challenge that involved water, trees and more sand. Check out all the highlights here.


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BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020 Oceania.
Day 4. The (No) Rest Day.

Synopsis of Day 4.
Location: Pelorus Bridge, South Island, New Zealand Weather: Sun, 29ºC
Course: 204 km, Wainui, North Island to Pelorus Bridge, South Island Terrain: Highway 204 km
Tests: SP9: ‘40 years of GS Quiz’, SP10: ‘GPS Challenge’, SP11: ‘Metzeler Challenge’, SP12 :‘Photo Contest 2’
Top three teams: 1. France, 2. South Africa, 3. Italy


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nt. GS Trophy 2020 - Highlights Day 4
An early start saw the entire Int. GS Trophy circus board a huge ferry and cross the Cook Strait to the South Island. Although the distances were shorter on this fourth day of competition, three special stages and a second photo contest kept the participants busy and entertained throughout the day. Check out the highlights as the competition reaches its halfway point!


Fonte: BMW Motorrad
https://youtu.be/F-ps4R_fzSo

A propósito do teste SP9: ‘40 years of GS Quiz’ a BMW Motorrad também lançou este video:
40 years of GS adventure... and still counting!
We've been building our GS bikes for 40 years and we think that's worth celebrating here at the Int. GS Trophy 2020! Listen to Dr. Ralf Rodepeter, Head of Marketing and Product Management BMW Motorrad, tell us more about this special year in the brand's history.
#MakeLifeARide #SpiritOfGS

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