BMW looking for GS owners to take part in GS Trophy

Published: 18 March 2010

BMW is celebrating 30 years of the iconic GS model in 2010.

To mark the occasion, BMW Motorrad UK has teamed up with Simon Pavey and the BMW Off Road Skills School to host the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy UK Qualifier; a unique sporting challenge which will culminate with three amateur British riders being selected to  represent the UK at the International GS Trophy Finals in November 2010.

The GS Trophy UK, taking place on 31 July - 01 August 2010 at BMW Off Road Skills’
base in South Wales, is Britain’s only national qualifying round for this major international motorcycle competition.

Open to all GS owners, the two-day UK qualifier will put participants through a series of on and off-road challenges, combining team work and mental and physical tests.

Riders will also be judged on their ability to negotiate hazards and obstacles over varying cross-country terrain.

The three winners will be flown at BMW expense to an exotic location (provisionally
South Africa, but to be confirmed) for 11-21 November, issued with full riding kit and compete in the GS Trophy Finals on BMW F 800 GSs.

These riders will represent the UK against amateur riders from Italy, Germany, Spain Japan and USA.

With entries accepted on a first-come-first-served basis*, the UK qualifier will be limited to a maximum of 200 participants**, who will be required to ride their own GSs around a cross-country course***.

The course will include several observed sections, which competitors will be required to complete ‘feet up’ (on the pegs) in order to avoid being docked penalty points.

All participants will ride the same number of laps, with the riders accumulating the lowest number of penalty points topping the leader board.

For further information, or to register your place on the 2010 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy UK Qualifier, visit www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk/gstrophy or phone the World of BMW on 08000 131 282.

* Terms and conditions of entry apply: visit www.WorldofBMW.com

** The event is designed for hobby and amateur motorcyclists. Riders competing as
experts or above, in any form of off-road motorcycling, should not take part.

The Organisers reserve the right to refuse or accept entries without dispute

*** A limited number of BMW Off Road Skills motorcycles will be available for hire