International GS Trophy 2024
The destination of the Int. GS Trophy 2024 has been decided: the off-road adventure will take us to Namibia. Now that the Int. GS Trophy has travelled around all continents throughout the globe, it returns to where it all began - to Africa. Namibia impresses with beautiful landscapes, the "Big Five" and many other animal species. The hot days often end with crimson sunsets. Many nights you can marvel at an overwhelming starry sky. The trip to Namibia will be a unique experience with a lot of #SpiritOfGS. We can hardly wait.
It goes without saying that the exact routes for the Int. GS Trophy 2024 are still top secret until the event itself kicks off. However, we can already promise you one thing: it will be an unforgettable experience where participants will be able to demonstrate their riding skills and expertise as part of ambitious challenges.
It’s all about skills and team spirit. In addition to plenty of sandy stints, the route will also take us up Namibia's mountains and therefore present us with some rocky stretches. Even for experienced Enduro riders, Namibia will be an once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will remain a lasting memory.
International Female Qualifier
Concentrated female power in Spain
Concentrated female power in Spain
From 26 to 27 January 2014, the 14 international female teams showed their talent on the R 1300 GS in Malaga. 28 women from 17 countries once again demonstrated their skills on the enduro bike at the Int. GS Trophy 2024 Female Qualifier in Spain. A total of eight tests on various special stages were held to determine the final entry into the Int. GS Trophy 2024 and the associated trip to Namibia. The final teams have now been selected to compete for the title in Africa from September. Congratulations to them!
Our International Team
The men's team
They have been preparing for this event for a long time and have been training hard. And it’s all paid off. Introducing: our International Team! These five talented bikers were able to beat off the competition with their impressive skills at the international qualifying sessions at the BMW Motorrad Days and in Spain. For Dmytro, Martin and Michał, as well as for Malgorzata and Anna, this means a definite entry into the Int. GS Trophy 2024. Until then, they still have plenty of time to celebrate accordingly - and to continue preparing for the unique event in Namibia in 2024. Get to know the three men a little bit better here.
He has already taken part in a qualifying round for the Int. GS Trophy three times up to now – it finally worked out this time and now Martin Ulreich plans to give it everything he has. The 40-year old mechatronics engineer lives with his family in the town of Aschau in Austria. For Martin, motorcycles are more than just part of his professional life. He loves riding off-road through the open countryside during his leisure time as well.
42-year old Dmytro Ivanov lives in Ukraine and is the CEO there. He has been riding a motorcycle for around seven years – and bought his first GS three years ago. Dmytro describes himself as a "happy man" who is always in search of the next adventure.
Sometimes you don't find your passion – but rather it finds you. This was also the case with Michał Wantoła. It was when he first watched the iconic Chris Birch riding a motorcycle that he became so fascinated that he started riding one himself. The 42-year old Pole has been an enthusiastic GS rider for four years.
The women's team
Malgorzata and Anna were also able to prove themselves in Berlin. And not only there - at the Int. GS Trophy 2024 Female Qualifier in Spain, the two power women showed their skills once again and were rewarded with the long-awaited flight tickets to Namibia. From now on, it's all about training, training, training. And then, ideally, take home the victory!
41-year old Malgorzata Jakubiak has always loved travelling by motorcycle. She "inherited" her love of two wheels from her father – she got her own driving licence some 10 years ago. And the Polish lawyer loves to hike in the mountains or go dancing when she is not riding her GS.
31-year old Anna Janková loves being out in nature in her leisure time: whether riding, jogging or just riding her motorcycle. She has tried out many different motorcycles, but, in her view, the best off-road motorcycle is and remains the BMW R 1250 GS.
Become part of the adventure
It will still be a little time before the official start of the Int. GS Trophy 2024. The national and regional qualifers offer a first taste of what is to come. Worldwide, 15 national and regional, as well as one international qualifier will take place, where the skilled endurists can prove themselves. Whoever masters the navigation exercises with the GPS, cross-country rides or technical tests best will secure a place in one of the 22 national teams. The women's teams that prevail at the national level will win a trip to the international Female Qualifying. There will be 6 women's teams in total, who will join the 16 men's teams on the highly coveted plane to Namibia.