Great challenges and new friendships
Spectacular journeys across rugged rocks, sand and mud, strenuous trial challenges – riders have given it their all. On 4 September 2022, the ultimate off-road adventure launched in Albania’s pristine dream setting: the 8th Int. GS Trophy. The seven-day challenge is an once-in-a-lifetime experience that demands everything from international participants: courage, skill and perseverance. Tests the 57 participants took required great skill, but above all genuine team spirit – absolutely #SpiritOfGS.
Two years of preparation for seven days of action
Around 10 hours a day on a motorcycle, covering well over 1,000 kilometers: you need to be well prepared for such a challenge. More specifically, you need to prepare for two years. Once the last Int. GS Trophy came to an end, the time had already come to start preparing for this year’s event. All teams had finally been nominated after many training sessions and qualification rounds. Even though participants give it all they’ve got, winning isn’t the main objective. It’s more about new friendships, shared experiences and team spirit. And yet, in the end, there were two teams able to claim the victory based on their skills: Team South Africa came out top in both the men’s and women’s category.
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 riders of the countries. Are you one of them?