Halfway point for Int. GS Trophy.

International finals reach New Zealand’s South Island.

The 2020 edition of the Int. GS Trophy continued its journey south today, with a mass transfer of all competitors, marshals, media and organisation teams to the South Island. A 5am departure towards the boat saw around 140 BMW F 850 GS bikes strapped down safely inside the huge ferry used for the four-hour crossing of the Cook Strait.

Time to breathe?

Time to breathe?

The scenic transfer and a rare chance for a quick nap was briefly interrupted for the first special of the day – a ’40 years of GS’ quiz – which tested participants’ knowledge of the history of this iconic series. A simultaneous livestream allowed the GS community worldwide to also participate and show their impressive brand knowledge.

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Southsiders.

Southsiders.

On the other side, the splendour of the Marlborough Sounds was explored and some astonishing views were enjoyed from the saddle on the way to the overnight camp at Pelorus Bridge, where another special awaited the participants – a GPS challenge in the dense forest – that required skilled knowledge of the functions of the BMW Motorrad Navigator VI.

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Tired or tyred?

Tired or tyred?

Oh yes! There was a third special test waiting for the competitors (and a fourth if you include the second photo contest!). This one, aptly named the Metzeler Challenge, involved teams performing a rear wheel removal and installation against the clock on one of their F 850 GS Trophy bikes. Suffice to say that the best display of teamwork, dexterity and speed was key to winning this test. 

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Picture Voting

At the end of day four, the leaderboard has changed completely, with Team France at the top, followed by South Africa and Italy in close pursuit.

 

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RANKING

BMW GS world united in New Zealand.

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

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