With the countdown to the start of the Africa 2010 edition of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy now down to a few days (begins November 13), there is a heightened level of expectation among the 10 international teams set to take part. Obviously not everyone can be there to join in the fun first-hand so BMW Motorrad is providing several ways for GS fans from all over the world to read about, view and even participate in the event as closely as possible.
For the first time, fans can follow the GS Trophy closely via new media and even influence the outcome of the event through an interactive photo competition that will take place over the course of the event. Among their many special tests, on three days the teams will be asked to submit their best photograph of the day — a photo which can cover any subject, be it GS action, African wildlife, landscape or simply friendship — and these will be posted on www.gstrophy.com for GS fans to vote on. The teams will then be awarded points in accordance with their percentage of the vote.
The photos will be available for voting on the following days:
- November 15, 10:00 through to November 16, 15:00
- November 17, 10:00 through to November 18, 15:00
- November 19, 10:00 through to November 20, 15:00
Through www.gstrophy.com, BMW Motorrad has created an internet destination where GS fans will be able to find all the background information that they could want on the event and its participants. The site will be updated after each day’s competition with a review of all the action.
For those who like their information even more immediate, and interactive, the event will also be communicated through Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/The-2010-BMW-GS-Trophy
You can count on BMW Motorcycle Magazine to bring you the latest BMW and GS Trophy news, photographs and videos on our website. We’ll also have a complete wrap-up with spectacular photography in an upcoming issue of our printed magazine.