BMW Motorrad has announced it’s sending a team to represent Australia at the 2018 International GS Trophy for the first time.
The GS Trophy is not a race; it is an endurance challenge that tests riders on their team spirit, fitness, tenacity and riding capability.
To select the team, a national qualifier will be held in Lima East, Victoria, October 28-29.
The top three riders who participate in the qualifier will be selected to compete in Mongolia in 2018.
The Top 2 female riders (if they place outside Top 3) will receive the opportunity to compete in the International GS Trophy Female Team, and will be sent to South Africa for the Female Qualifier event.
Event challenges include a technical test, navigation test, physical fitness test, parallel log riding, hill climbs, descents, water crossing, braking downhill, sand passage and more.
The International GS Trophy is an ultimate adventure challenge for GS motorcycle riders from all over the world.
The competition first started in 2008 in Tunisia, and has continued over the years with events in South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Patagonia, Canada and Thailand.
For more information and to register for the 2017 GS Trophy Australian Qualifier, please visit bmwsafari.com.