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Team India Finalised For International BMW GS Trophy 2020

The event will take place in New Zealand next February

Team India Finalised For International BMW GS Trophy 2020
Team India Finalised For International BMW GS Trophy 2020
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2019-10-03T13:19:40+05:30

Since 2018, BMW Motorrad India has been hosting an annual two-day event in Goa for owners of its GS range of motorcycles. The event acts as a qualifier for BMW’s prestigious GS Trophy where the competition as well as the event is as tough as its GS range of off-road motorcycles. For 2020, the International GS Trophy is going to be held in New Zealand, and the trio of HK Naik, Shakeel Basha and V Sathyananth has been selected to represent Team India.

This is a multi-day competition where the teams score points by taking on multiple challenges, not all of which are related to riding. In addition to riding ability, the contestants’ navigational and mechanical skills are also put to the test. More than 75 GS riders took part in the qualifiers held in Goa, which aim to replicate the sort of conditions that riders will face in the finals. The top 3 will now compete aboard a BMW F 850 GS motorcycle as Team India against teams from across the world at the International GS Trophy in New Zealand from 9-16 February, 2020.

For further details, refer to the press release attached below:

‘Team India’ to compete at BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020 in New Zealand.

Mr. HK Naik from Bangalore, Mr. Shakeel Basha from Coimbatore and Mr. V Sathyananth from Tirupur selected as BMW Motorrad ‘Team India’.

More than 75 BMW GS motorcycle owners across India participated in Indian National Qualifier.

Goa. BMW Motorrad has announced the finalists for ‘Team India’ who will participate in the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020. The finalists were chosen after a two-day thrilling GS adventure at the Indian National Qualifiers held in Goa. The trio, Mr. HK Naik from Bangalore, Mr. Shakeel Basha from Coimbatore and Mr. V Sathyananth from Tirupur will proudly represent India at an international level.

More than 75 BMW GS owners participated in the adrenaline gushing biennial edition of Indian National Qualifier. Individual riders battled out various intensive stages including hard-core adventure riding and teamwork challenges. Special tests included the display of riding capability, technique, navigation, fitness, mental alertness and mechanical skills.
Mr. Rudratej Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMW Group India said, “Friendly competition is good - it builds skills and a community of enthusiasts. We are delighted to introduce the second edition of GS Trophy qualifiers for our customers in India - 3 times bigger than last edition. Every meter was packed with pure enduro fun. GS riders battled out intensive stages and numerous challenges focusing mainly on team spirit besides demonstrating riding skills. It was a privilege to watch the riders endure, persevere and display their skills and camaraderie on the challenging exercises. We congratulate the three winners who will proudly represent India at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy final to be held in New Zealand.”

The Indian National Qualifier is held every two years and typically replicates challenges of the International GS Trophy. It is a multi-day competition with riders scoring points and leading to a final where top scorers compete for the three team positions.


Source: zigwheels.com

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