International GS Trophy 2022

The unknown beauty of Albania

Rugged mountains, vast valleys, wild rivers, dense forests and a fantastic coastline: BMW Motorrad will be bringing the International GS Trophy to Albania between 4 and 10 September 2022. The country, which is considered an insider tip for off-road touring, is incredibly rich in flora, fauna and culture. The best Enduro riders in the world can look forward to discovering this as yet quite unknown beauty on their GS bikes, in numerous special stages, and experience the #SpiritOfGS up close.

Once in a Lifetime

Seven days of pure adventure. Seven days that took two years of preparation. Seven days that change lives. Each rider only has one opportunity to take part in the International GS Trophy. But it is not a classic race – these intense challenges, in which participants demonstrate their knowledge and riding prowess, are all about team spirit and skill. And the journey is made memorable by nights in the tent under the stars, unique landscapes and cultures, as well as new friends from all over the world – the #SpiritOfGS doesn’t get much better than this.

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Our team for Albania

The Int. GS Trophy 2022 Qualifier United Kingdom is done. The best male and female GS riders of the country met to qualify for the Team United Kingdom at the Int. GS Trophy 2022 in Albania. The final men's team consisting of three members has already been determined. The best two riders who make up the final women's team still have to face the finalists from the other 15 participating countries in the international ranking. Only the best six women's teams will secure their ticket to Albania.

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I started riding GS to someday take it on a trip around the world.

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Kyle Robertson

Team United Kingdom, Int. GS Trophy 2022

Craig Searles

Craig Searles (33) from Leominster was born to ride a motorcycle, as his grandfather, father, uncle and brother all rode them. Even as a child, he watched the Dakar Rally with great enthusiasm. Later, he took a course at the BMW Off Road Skills School and traveled through Spain on his BMW R 1200 GS.

 

Frederick Adams

Frederick Adams (27) from Bristol owns his own motorcycle workshop and likes to keep fit in his spare time by going to the gym, running, cycling and climbing mountains. He did his training with one of our BMW partners and came to the GS because both his father and brother bought one.

Kyle Robertson

When Kyle Robertson (33) from Llanrwst isn't importing and selling goods from Asia, he's planning his next big trip on a motorcycle. He has set himself the goal of traveling the world. After trying out a friend's BMW R 1200 GSA, he was hooked on the GS.

Caroline Maclean

Caroline Maclean (37) from London owns her own real estate consulting company and wanted to follow in her brother's footsteps with a motorcycle. In 2018, she won a GS Women's Challenge without ever having ridden a BMW R 1200 GS before. That motivated her to go to the BMW Off Road Skills School.

Rebecca Catchpole

Rebecca Catchpole (43) from Rugby has been working at the University of Warwick for 20 years, currently as an operations assistant. She also enjoys being creative and training her dog. After being her husband's passenger for a while, she got her motorcycle license in 2015 so she could go on her honeymoon with him in France on her own GS.

Review 2020

On the hobbit trail

On the hobbit trail

New Zealand not only offers an impressive film backdrop, but was also ideal terrain for the International GS Trophy 2020. Where rainforests meet glaciers, and fjord landscapes lie at the foot of low mountain ranges, the participants enjoyed pure Enduro fun at every metre.

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The incredible rides and the unique community were an experience that will change my life.

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BJ Vosloo

Team South Africa

Documentary

Behind the scenes in New Zealand

Eight days, 22 teams, 2,500 kilometres: These are the hard facts of the 2020 International GS Trophy in New Zealand. To find out how big the organisation effort and support team was, how many spare parts travelled to the other end of the world, and how the navigation devices were charged on the go, see our three-part documentary on Amazon Prime (available in Germany, Great Britain and the USA).

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