Registration Now Open for BMW US GS Trophy Team Qualifying

The 2022 BMW International GS Trophy took place in Albania. For 2024, the circus heads to Namibia. First stop for US hopefuls: qualifying in South Carolina.

The 2022 BMW Worldwide GS Trophy befell in Albania. For 2024, the circus heads to Namibia. First cease for US hopefuls: qualifying in South Carolina. (BMW/)

BMW Motorrad declares that registration for the US GS Trophy Workforce qualifiers is now open. Qualifying takes place October 12–15 on the BMW Performance Center in Greer, South Carolina. After two full days of qualifying, three males and two ladies shall be chosen to characterize Workforce USA within the 2024 BMW Worldwide GS Trophy in Namibia.

The ultimate occasion in Namibia will deliver collectively 22 nationwide groups—16 males’s groups and 6 ladies’s groups—to compete for the crown of GS Trophy champions. The GS Trophy is without doubt one of the most prestigious occasions for beginner journey and enduro riders, pitting nation in opposition to nation in a collection of particular assessments. From conventional rally levels to extra unconventional particular assessments—like driving blindfolded via a cone course with solely the voices of 1’s teammates to information, or “Motoball,” the place rivals have to make use of the motorbike’s rear wheel to “kick” a soccer ball—the GS Trophy is a check of endurance, ability, and psychological fortitude.

Ben Phaup in the 2022 Trophy. Phaup now conducts personal training near for US qualifier participants near his home in Virginia.

Ben Phaup within the 2022 Trophy. Phaup now conducts private coaching close to for US qualifier contributors close to his residence in Virginia. (BMW/)

In response to past team USA competitors, the ultimate occasion is a celebration as a lot as it’s a competitors. For some, qualifying for the ultimate occasion by beating out the highest amateurs on the nationwide stage is the true accomplishment. An entry price of $449 features a competitors jersey, customized parking stall, and all meals and snacks. So, no matter how one performs, at the very least there are snacks.

Competitors is open to US residents and everlasting residents aboard BMW GS fashions, together with the single-cylinder G 310 GS, choose previous and present parallel-twin F fashions, and boxer fashions starting with the R 1100 GS. Nonetheless, riders who make it to the ultimate stage of the competitors shall be required to leap off their very own bikes and experience a brand new R 1250 GS from the Efficiency Heart. The motorbike shall be set in Enduro Professional Mode with Enduro ABS on and traction management off. Tire strain shall be set at 30 psi. The rider seat will be adjusted or changed with a BMW OEM various. Adjusting controls with out the usage of instruments is permitted.

To stage the enjoying discipline to some extent, the next riders are eligible to take part within the Workforce qualifiers however aren’t eligible to make the ultimate US crew: members of earlier Worldwide GS Trophy groups, BMW workers, homeowners of a BMW dealership, skilled instructors, skilled riders who maintain AMA or FIM competitors licenses, or licensed BMW IIA/ITA Academy graduates and model consultants.

Riding in places like this is surely a big motivation to earn a spot on the national trophy team.

Driving in locations like that is absolutely a giant motivation to earn a spot on the nationwide trophy crew. (BMW/)

For riders eradicated earlier within the competitors who would nonetheless wish to experience the ultimate course, BMW is providing restricted spots for what it calls “Redemption Sunday.” Extra than simply giving entry to the course, Redemption Sunday may have instructors available to assist contributors up their recreation, whetting their appetites for his or her subsequent shot on the qualifiers. Whereas qualifiers are to not be taken frivolously, Redemption Sunday introduces a component of humility to competitors that will get to the center of beginner endeavor—we’re all in it to enhance our expertise to get essentially the most enjoyable out of motorcycling as attainable.

For these excited by some last-minute coaching earlier than the qualifier, the BMW Efficiency Heart is internet hosting a GS Trophy Prep Course on September 20–21.

To register for the US Trophy Qualifier, go to:

A special test at the 2022 Trophy. Trophy livery is now available on the Trophy version of the 2023 R 1250 GS.

A particular check on the 2022 Trophy. Trophy livery is now out there on the Trophy model of the 2023 R 1250 GS. (BMW/)
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