Great challenges and new friendships
Spectacular rides through jagged rocks, sand and mud, energy-sapping challenges in the trials - the riders have given everything. In the untouched dream scenery of Albania, the ultimate off-road adventure started on September 4, 2022: the 8th Int. GS Trophy. The week-long challenge is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that demands everything from the international participants: courage, skill and stamina. The tests that the 57 participants faced required great skill, but above all real team cohesion - pure #SpiritofGS.
Two years of preparation for seven days of action
Around 10 hours a day on the motorcycle and well over 1,000 kilometers covered: You have to prepare for such a challenge for a correspondingly long time. Two years to be precise. Because after the end of the last Int. GS Trophy, the preparations for this year's already started. After many training sessions and qualification rounds, all teams were finally decided. Although the teams fight with full commitment, winning is a secondary matter. It is more about new friendships, the common experience and cohesion in the team. And yet, in the end, there were two teams that prevailed with their skills: Team South Africa won both the men's and women's competitions.
Dare the impossible
Dare the impossible
Every day, the riders faced new challenges in rocky climbs and endless mud holes, fought their way through gorges and over high mountain trails, sandy tracks and narrow goat paths. They mastered planned challenges through challenging trial sections - and unplanned ones through a large herd of goats and sheep.
This beautiful country with incredibly friendly people has made the International GS Trophy 2022 a spectacular experience for all of us.“
Head of Brand and Product BMW Motorrad
After the Trophy is before the Trophy
An incredible adventure comes to an end. We are full of gratitude for all participants, be it riders, organizers or sponsors and last but not least the friendly people in Albania. The Int. GS Trophy 2022 was as always a team event. So we look back proudly and at the same time already forward again. Because the preparations for the Int. GS Trophy 2024 have already started. In 2023, the national qualifiers will start with the most talented drivers of the countries. Are you one of them?