Team Russia.

The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2020.

Since 2012 Team Russia is a vital part of the Int. GS Trophy. This time, all members come from the country’s capital Moscow. Ruslan Karimov (40), Aleksey Abroskin (36) and Grigory Biryukov (39) are very motivated to represent their country in the competition. Ruslan Karimov earns his money as a CEO, Aleksey Abroskin is an associate director and Grigory Biryukov works as a specialist for watch services.

 

Aleksey Abroskin

Aleksey Abroskin

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

My first bike was a R 1200 RT back in 2014. Once we had a long journey with my friends, they all were riding a GS. There were a lot of trails on our route: RT survived them, but I realized that I need a GS for that kind of adventures. During the national qualifier 2017 in Russia I was ranked first place among the rookies, then I realized that everything is possible, and I can do more. I started trainings and finally I’m here, a part of Russian team for the Int. GS Trophy 2020!

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

A lot! I cannot imagine what will wait for us at the Int. GS Trophy – places, people, experience. But I can’t wait to be there!

What special skills do you bring to your team?    

I can repair a motorcycle in a field! Not only mine, but I can help guys from other teams, too!

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Grigory Biryukov

Grigory Biryukov

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

It’s a practicality that no other motorcycle can give you. GS is a true all-rounder, and when you’re riding it you have no limits – only in your head!

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

I’m riding motorcycles since 2006. Mostly roadsters, no big trips. After ten years my friend invited me to a journey in the mountains, then I realized that I’m not such a good rider as I thought! But the views on that trip were worth the trainings, so I started to master my off-road skills!

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

The Int. GS Trophy 2020 is a dive into the unknown! So, I cannot really foretell what will be the most difficult part. But I’m sure there are a lot of challenges ahead!

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Ruslan Karimov

Ruslan Karimov

What made you want to learn how to ride a motorbike? 
 
 
I started riding motorcycles about eight years ago. First, I preferred sports bikes, but then in 2014 I tried a GS. My friend advised me that I should try. I felt in love with the GS instantly and couldn’t return back to my sports bike. Then I visited a GS Day event in Russia and was so excited that I decided I must learn how to ride my GS off-road.

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

First, I cannot wait to see New Zealand, it’s a dream to ride a motorcycle there! To enjoy the views and the nature. And, of course, to feel the unique atmosphere and find new friends from all over the world!

What special skills do you bring to your team?  

 
I can cook some great meals for all the teams and other participants of the Int. GS Trophy 2020!

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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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