BMW Motorrad GS Tro­phy 2018

South Africa is GS coun­try, and South African rid­ers are some of the tough­est in the world. Meet the team who will rep­re­sent the coun­try at the in­ter­na­tional GS Tro­phy event in 2018.

Driven - - Motorcycling -

While the BMW GS range of mo­tor­cy­cles is to be en­joyed by all man­ner of en­thu­si­asts, the in­ter­na­tional BMW Motorrad GS Tro­phy com­pe­ti­tion, is de­signed for the best of the best male and fe­male rid­ers from across the globe. Rid­ers with a pas­sion for get­ting their BMW GS mo­tor­cy­cles (and them­selves) re­ally dirty, while ex­plor­ing some of the most re­mote off-road cor­ners of the globe.

South Africa has fea­tured promi­nently in the con­test, and re­cently the BMW GS Tro­phy South Africa 2018 men’s team was an­nounced af­ter a gru­elling two day South African Na­tional Qual­i­fier event at Coun­try TRAX (an of­fi­cial off-road train­ing partner of BMW Motorrad) in Amers­foort, Mpumalanga. Rid­ers from all re­gions were con­fronted with sig­nif­i­cant phys­i­cal and men­tal chal­lenges on gravel, sand and mud to com­pete in­di­vid­u­ally for a place in the top three.

Ul­ti­mately, the three best rid­ers from the na­tional qual­i­fier were se­lected and will rep­re­sent South Africa on a mis­sion to de­fend the ti­tle at the In­ter­na­tional GS Tro­phy in 2018 in Mon­go­lia.

TEAM SOUTH AFRICA

Mark Dick­in­son

Eu­gene Fourie

Chris Meyer

Ste­fan Boshoff (em­bed­ded jour­nal­ist) Not to be out­done to rep­re­sent South Africa in the 2018 BMW GS Tro­phy, nine South African ladies also showed off their mo­tor­cy­cle skills while com­pet­ing for a place in the top two to rep­re­sent South Africa at the BMW GS Tro­phy In­ter­na­tional Ladies Qual­i­fier at Coun­try TRAX in Novem­ber 2017. The ladies had to face the same ex­treme chal­lenges that the boys had to con­quer, and ul­ti­mately two ladies were tri­umphant in this re­spect.

REP­RE­SENT­ING SA AT THE IN­TER­NA­TIONAL LADIES

QUAL­I­FIER

Ezelda van Jaarsveld Linda Steyn-Bod­ing­ton

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