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.
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
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
Ezelda van Jaarsveld Linda Steyn-Bodington