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BMW Motorrad Australia is pleased to announce the national team selected to represent Australia at the 2018 International GS Trophy in Mongolia.

The GS Trophy Qualifier was held over the weekend at Charnwood Camp in Lima East, Victoria. Participants battled it out in various challenges on GS motorcycles for the opportunity to compete in the prestigious global off-road event – the International GS Trophy.

The qualifier commenced with riders competing on their own motorcycles. Challenges included an Obstacle Course, Traverse Slalom, Offset Slalom, Enduro loop, Navigation Loop and various other strength and endurance challenges.

The Top 10 riders were selected on Saturday evening to participate in Sunday’s Final Skills Challenge.

The Final Skills Challenge was a grueling step up for the riders. Participants competed on 2017 BMW F 800 GS Adventure motorcycles, ensuring all riders set off on a level playing field.

Challenges included:

  • Tight circle ride
  • Up-hill/downhill loop
  • Traverse hill
  • Reverse Tyre Flick
  • Grass Track Laps
  • Motorcycle Push
  • Obstacle Course

Competition was fierce, with a small points margin separating the top riders.  Coping with the pressure and the excitement of Mongolia, the riders pushed through and showcased their skill and off-road technique.

Congratulations to the Top 3 riders, who will represent Australia in Mongolia next year:

  • Shane Guttridge
  • Simon Turvey
  • Michael Haley

Congratulations to the Top 2 female riders, who will travel to South Africa to compete in the qualifier for the International Women’s Team.

  • Julia Maguire
  • Andrea Box

BMW Motorrad Australia congratulates all participants and is looking forward to representing Australia’s vibrant GS community at the International GS Trophy in Mongolia in 2018.

Click here to learn more about the International GS Trophy.