Team Netherlands.

The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2020.

For the first time in the history of the Int. GS Trophy, the Netherlands is sending a team to participate in the competition. But because they are new doesn’t mean they are rookies. In fact, Xavier Tobé (22), Jaap van Hoofwegen (35) and Peet Gerards (30) are true GS enthusiasts and more than ready to meet their competition. Xavier Tobé from Oostvoorne is project assistant, Jaap van Hoofwegen from Den Bosch works as a sales director for wind turbines and Peet Gerards, who lives in Cujik, is international account manager for electronically adjustable exhaust systems.    

Xavier Tobé

Xavier Tobé

What made you want to learn how to ride a motorbike?

There was no escape, I’m doing things on two wheels since I was three years old!

Complete the sentence: "For me, a week without my motorbike ..."

… is a major disaster!

Why will your team win the Int. GS Trophy 2020?

Because we’re in many ways a very balanced Dutch team.

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Jaap van Hofwegen

Jaap van Hofwegen

What does the “Spirit of GS” mean to you?

Visiting new places, meeting new people, creating memories, bringing cultures and personalities together – enjoying life.

Complete the sentence: "For me, a week without my motorbike ..."

… makes me restless. My GS allows me to recharge my batteries, restructure my thoughts and put things into perspective.

What will be your greatest challenge at the Int. GS Trophy 2020?

Staying focused for multiple days under challenging circumstances like time difference, altitude, sleep deprivation etc.

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Peet Gerards

Peet Gerards

What made you want to learn how to ride a motorbike?

It all started with a broken moped when I was eight years old. I took it apart and build it back together 100 times just for fun. At ten years old biking was already in my blood and I got my first trail bike. Addiction.

What is your favourite trail?

Difficult question, I really like a lot when it’s deep sand and off-road!

What do you expect from the Int. GS Trophy 2020?

I expect the most beautiful riding places on earth. This together with a great team. Meeting people with the same passion from all over the world!

 

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All Teams

Get to know the riders who successfully completed the Qualifier and scored one of the highly desired positions at the Int. GS Trophy 2020.

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