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GS Trophy 2010, Stage 5. Elephants, Hippos and Crocodiles

GS Trophy 2010, Stage 5. Elephants, Hippos and Crocodiles

With the competition nearly at its end, the teams are being led back towards Johannesburg. This 160-km (100-mile) stage led from Phinda Game Reserve to Pongola Game Reserve and was almost exclusively on dirt or mud. With four special tests, the GS Trophy was exhausting today. At the end of the day, there was littleContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2010, Stage 4. The Growing Challenge.

GS Trophy 2010, Stage 4. The Growing Challenge.

BMW GS Trophy 2010, Day 5. The challenge is growing. The fight over the GS Trophy is always exciting. With only two days left in the competition, the teams chipped away at the lead held by the UK with the five closest separated by only six points. This day was relatively short — covering justContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2010, Stage 3. The Longest Day?

GS Trophy 2010, Stage 3. The Longest Day?

The GS Trophy headed east today, all the way over the Mozambique border to the Indian Ocean, making for a grueling 300 km (186 mile) ride over nine hours in temperatures as high as 34ºC (93ºF). With the final 30 km (19 miles) of the course comprising a very technical deep sand track special test,Continue Reading »

GS Trophy: Stage 2. Team UK Storms to the Top!

GS Trophy: Stage 2. Team UK Storms to the Top!

The GS Trophy competition intensified today with the 10 teams battling over a 280-km (174-mile) course featuring four special challenges. The UK team came out on top after a disappointing first stage. In yesterday’s navigation challenge, the UK team made a mistake and came in sixth place. But with two wins and a second-place finishContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2010: Stage 1

GS Trophy 2010: Stage 1

The second GS Trophy has begun. Under the, at times, hot African sun, 10 teams from 13 different countries (USA, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Austria, UK, Italy, Spain, South Africa and Japan) are participating in six daily challenge sections. They will demonstrate their riding skills, navigation talent, fitness and ability to work as aContinue Reading »

Get Ready for the 2010 GS Trophy

Get Ready for the 2010 GS Trophy

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 soContinue Reading »

Touratech Prepares for 2010 GS Trophy

Touratech Prepares for 2010 GS Trophy

The 2010 BMW GS Trophy in South Africa is fast approaching and teams from many countries are making preparations for the international event. The GS Trophy is held every two years at different locations around the World. The 2008 Trophy was held in the unforgiving desert sands of Tunisia. The 2010 competition will start inContinue Reading »

Italian Team Selected for GS Trophy

Italian Team Selected for GS Trophy

All the line-ups for the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2010 have now been confirmed. The last team were the Italians which were selected at the BMW GS Academy in Tuscany. Now that the final selections have taken place, a total of 10 teams from 13 different countries will join the Challenge in southern AfricaContinue Reading »

Organizing the GS Trophy

Organizing the GS Trophy

Jan du Toit’s relationship with BMW and the GS model range goes back a long way. Not only has the South African been riding BMW motorcycles since 1986, but the first ever GS Challenge was actually staged on his farm in 2004. That event was initiated by Pieter de Waal (now Vice President, BMW MotorradContinue Reading »

Spanish GS Trophy Team Selected

Spanish GS Trophy Team Selected

Back in June, the first round of BMW Motorrad Spain’s Desafio GS (Spanish GS Challenge) took place at Teruel in the northeast of the country. Fifty-seven GS lovers with their own bikes registered to take part and all of them had the same objective – to be one of the 18 best participants to makeContinue Reading »