Team Italy

Alessandro Bottani:

Since when do you ride motorbikes and how did it come to your passion for off road?
I have ridden a motorbike since I was 14 years old, at that time I started to ride a tuned Vespa 50 m.y. 1965 transformed into 110 cc. My passion for offroad came when I was 19 and I bought a Yamaha TT350

What do you associate with the BMW Motorrad GS?
The meaning of BMW Motorrad GS for me is: adventure, freedom, mud and sand

What has been your most extreme or extraordinary Enduro experience?
Travelling on a 100 cc scooter along the Ho Chi Minh trail in Vietnam.

What are the goals you set yourself for the GS Trophy 2012?
I'd like to satisfy my thirst of adventure.

The GS Trophy is a unique event. What fascinates you the most about ist?
Sharing an adventurous riding experience with people from all over the world, travelling through the Andes.

What further goals you would like to achieve with your GS?
Speaking in terms of dreams, I'd like to do a world trip on my R80 G/S Paris Dakar.


What else would you like to tell us?
I'd like to thank BMW for the precious opportunity given to me. I'll do my best with the Italian team to reach the highest position in the GS Trophy.

Andrea Rossi:

Since when do you ride motorbikes and how did it come to your passion for off road?
My story is that of a motorcycle passenger. My dad took me on wonderful trips on his BMW R 100 RS (1983). I was only 3 years and could not imagine that those emotions would not have been able to do more with less. I got my first bike when I was 9 years old and from there I have never ceased to ride the bike. My passion for off-road was inevitable because it's a real mix of my passion for nature, adventure and for two wheels.

What do you associate with the BMW Motorrad GS?
For me BMW Motorrad GS is the total motorcycle - the motorcycle for everything.

What has been your most extreme or extraordinary Enduro experience?
A tour of Elba in a total off-road adventure and many enduro races in the most extreme and unthinkable places throughout Italy.

What are the goals you set yourself for the GS Trophy 2012?
I want to give my best and get the best possible result from this.

The GS Trophy is a unique event. What fascinates you the most about ist?
I am fascinated by the adventure in faraway places, far removed from my everyday life, and the possibility of being able to test myself.

What further goals you would like to achieve with your GS?
My dream is to visit all the continents on my motorbike.


What else would you like to tell us?
I want to thank BMW for giving me the chance to live a dream.

Carlo Morini :

Since when do you ride motorbikes and how did it come to your passion for off road?
I have been riding a motorbike since 1990, I started when I was a child and I have never stopped! Offroad is inside me since the age of 10 , when I tried an offroad motorcycle and it was love at first sight!!!!

What do you associate with the BMW Motorrad GS?
Adventure, travel, discovery, no limits, freedom.

What has been your most extreme or extraordinary Enduro experience?
A journey through Libya, all off-piste through the Awbari, all dunes with a twin tent, with just a car service including petrol and food.

What are the goals you set yourself for the GS Trophy 2012?
Have fun, and win....


The GS Trophy is a unique event. What fascinates you the most about ist?
The place where we will be riding ....absolutely the best for a motorcyclist

What further goals you would like to achieve with your GS?
Discover how the 800 GS can really do on a hard offroad trip!!!!!!!


What else would you like to tell us?
Thank you for this great adventure!!!!!!