BMW Motorrad India expected around 20 participants for this event, but their expectations were far exceeded, and applications had to be stopped after 40 entries.
BMW Motorrad has kicked off its International GS Trophy qualifier in Goa. Over 40 BMW GS motorcycle riders will spend three days battling it out, tackling multiple challenges to get a chance to represent India on a global scale at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy, 2018, in Mongolia.
The first two days at the GS Trophy qualifier in India will begin with the training of GS riders and the final day will conclude with the announcement of ‘Team India’ winners. Throughout the duration of the event, there will be a range of on and off-road challenges, as well as practical, teamwork and navigation tests.
The best three participants of the Indian national qualifier will go forward as a team in the international finals, where they will go against teams form as many as 16 other countries. BMW Motorrad claims that the Indian national qualifier will be held every two years in India, and is open to all non-professional BMW GS series owners.
Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, "We are thrilled to host the first ever GS Trophy Qualifier event for India. GS Trophy worldwide celebrates the true spirit of the BMW GS motorcycle that entails adventure, leisure, and challenge. As a part of the GS Trophy, riders will show their skill in true wilderness, riding rough trails and overcoming challenges by displaying high level of unified skill of the rider and the machine".