BMW Motorrad India to host GS Trophy Qualifiers in Goa on October 26-29
Registrations are now open for the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Indian national qualifier round which will be hosted in Goa from October 26-29, 2017. The top three participants from this round will represent India at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy to be held in Mongolia in 2018. The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy will include seven days of riding over a near 2,000km course.
What is the GS Trophy?
The GS Trophy is a competition not a race. Over the riding days, the participants will ride fully equipped BMW Motorrad-supplied GS motorcycles on stages designed to physically and mentally test the riders individually and as teams. BMW Motorrad says, "challenges that are consistent with the BMW GS lifestyle and designed to exercise their intellectual, riding and navigation skills, their knowledge of, and ability to live in, the natural world and their ability to come together as a team." Vikram Pawah, president, BMW Group India said, "Anyone man or woman keen to win a place in this prestigious adventure motorcycle competition should sign up now for the Indian qualifier set to take place in Goa."
The India qualifier round
BMW Motorrad India intends to host the qualifier every two years in India for non-professional GS riders. The India event will replicate the international format - a competition lasting multiple days with the riders scoring points towards the final event. The final event will lead to top scorers fighting to be the top three - who will become team India. The winning three-man India team will go up against teams from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Russia, Southeast Asia, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States of America at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy - Central Asia 2018 in Mongolia.
Who can register?
Registration for the Indian national qualifier is open for all BMW GS Motorcycle owners in India. Participants must have a valid motorcycle license at the event as well as a GS motorcycle registered in their name. Borrowers of motorcycles, beware. The motorcycle will have to clear a technical inspection and the rider must be wearing suitable riding gear in good condition.
You will not be allowed to compete if you have already taken part in a previous GS Trophy event, work for BWM AG or other BMW companies, own a BMW dealership, work as a instructor for BMW Motorrard or hold a motorcycle racing licence .
Where to register?
Registrations are now open for the Indian national qualifier for the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy here . BMW Motorrad India has not indicated a cut-off in either number or date for the event at this time.
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