International GS Trophy 2022

The unknown beauty of Albania

Rugged mountains, vast valleys, wild rivers, dense forests and a fantastic coastline: BMW Motorrad will bring the International GS Trophy to Albania in late summer 2022. The country, which is considered an insider tip for off-road touring, is incredibly rich in flora, fauna and culture. The best Enduro riders in the world can look forward to discovering this as yet quite unknown beauty on their GS bikes, in numerous special stages, and experience the #SpiritOfGS up close.

Once in a Lifetime

Seven days of pure adventure. Seven days that took two years of preparation. Seven days that change lives. Each rider only has one opportunity to take part in the International GS Trophy. But it is not a classic race – these intense challenges, in which participants demonstrate their knowledge and riding prowess, are all about team spirit and skill. And the journey is made memorable by nights in the tent under the stars, unique landscapes and cultures, as well as new friends from all over the world – the #SpiritOfGS doesn’t get much better than this.

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National qualifiers

Here’s your chance to enter the International GS Trophy 2022. If you are ready for rough terrain, GPS navigation exercises and testing your GS knowledge, you can now register for the national qualifying sessions, where we will be ranking men and women separately for the first time. With a lot of skill and a little luck, you could secure one of the coveted places in the country team – including a ticket to Albania. You can find out more about qualifying on the registration page.

 

Our team for Albania

In Thailand, too, the country's best GS riders have been determined. In the Int. GS Trophy 2022 Qualifier, three outstanding participants prevailed over the competition. The three Thai teammates are now preparing at full speed for this year's Int. GS Trophy in Albania.

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I've been in love with this bike since my first ride on a GS.

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Likit Phonken

Team Thailand, Int. GS Trophy 2022

Kriengsak Saensumrong

Kriengsak lives in Khon Kaen and is 38 years old. Here he has his own business, which allows him to travel a lot and discover new cultures. By traveling on a motorcycle, he has the opportunity to explore new corners of the earth that he would not be able to reach by car. Ever since he sat on a motorcycle, the GS was at the top of his wish list.

Likit Phonken

36-year-old Likit comes from Lampang and is self-employed. In his free time, he spends a lot of time with his baby and family. Ever since he was a little boy, he has loved everything about motorcycles: the sound of the machines and the typical smell. Through a friend he was able to take his first test ride on a GS and was immediately in love with the unique riding experience.

Kittanat Khuntong

44-year-old Kittanat lives in Chiang Mai, a city where people ride their motorcycles to school. He is the owner of a store for motorcycle accessories and clothing as well as a small workshop. Kittanat learned how to handle motorcycles professionally through safety training courses. For a long time, he only dreamed of his first GS for cost reasons, until he finally made this dream come true. He does not regret this decision a single day.

Review 2020

On the hobbit trail

On the hobbit trail

New Zealand not only offers an impressive film backdrop, but was also ideal terrain for the International GS Trophy 2020. Where rainforests meet glaciers, and fjord landscapes lie at the foot of low mountain ranges, the participants enjoyed pure Enduro fun at every metre.

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The incredible rides and the unique community were an experience that will change my life.

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BJ Vosloo

Team South Africa

Documentary

Behind the scenes in New Zealand

Eight days, 22 teams, 2,500 kilometres: These are the hard facts of the 2020 International GS Trophy in New Zealand. To find out how big the organisation effort and support team was, how many spare parts travelled to the other end of the world, and how the navigation devices were charged on the go, see our three-part documentary on Amazon Prime (available in Germany, Great Britain and the USA).

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