BMW GS world united in New Zealand.

''Spirit of GS'' celebrated at 2020 international finals.

After nearly two years of build-up, numerous national qualifying events across five continents and many months of anticipation leading up to the seventh edition of the international finals, it’s hard to believe that the Int. GS Trophy 2020 finally reached its conclusion on 16 February, with a thrilling last day of competition at Coronet Peak, near Queenstown, New Zealand.

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The riding was incredible, the camaraderie amazing – it’s been a life-changing experience. “

BJ Vosloo, Team South Africa

Together as one.

Together as one.

This latest chapter in the Int. GS Trophy success story saw a hard-fought victory for Team South Africa, who became champions for the third consecutive time, despite worthy challenges by Teams France and Italy, as well as newcomers The Netherlands, who narrowly missed a podium placing by just five points!

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Memories are made of this.

Memories are made of this.

As is the Int. GS Trophy tradition, hard days in the saddle followed early morning wake-up calls for all 66 participants from across the globe, competing in 22 teams of three riders, and accompanied by a journalist representing their nations. Numerous special stages every day kept the level of competition high for these talented amateur BMW F 850 GS riders.    

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The friends we’ve made along the way from all these different nations – it makes the experience complete. “

Brandon Grimsted, Team South Africa

Beyond borders.

Beyond borders.

But even after eight days and approximately 2,500 km of the most incredibly scenic natural beauty and rugged terrain New Zealand has to offer, the overriding message was not one of winners and losers. In fact, it was a clear celebration of the unifying nature of the iconic BMW GS, the worldwide community that holds it in such high esteem, and the camaraderie and friendships that ownership of this model series entails.    

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The legend lives on.

The legend lives on.

Team South Africa’s victory will no doubt continue to inspire many more BMW GS riders well beyond its active and inclusive community. But there were so many other worthy ambassadors that emerged during these finals, from the impressive international female team riders, to the ‚fun-loving‘ South Koreans, and many more besides.

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RANKING

Challenging roads, hard days: At the Int. GS Trophy, all teams are winners. But the most daring riders are the ones who did best in the challenges. Find out the team rankings, as well as their score.

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EVERY DAY, EVERY REPORT

The Int. GS Trophy 2020 coursed through New Zealand for eight days – of which each was a veritable new adventure in its own. Find out which tasks and landscapes the riders have encountered in our daily reports.

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Day 1.
Day 1 of international finals from New Zealand.
Day 2.
Int. GS Trophy 2020 heads south.
Day 3.
Action-packed day three.
Day 4.
International finals reach New Zealand’s South Island.
Day 5.
From Havelock to Punakaiki Beach.
Day 6.
Blue lakes and mountain passes.
Day 7.
Day of the mountain passes.
Day 8.
Team South Africa wins the Int. GS Trophy.
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