BMW Motorrad has announced the finalists for ‘Team India’ who will will participating in the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020. The finalists were selected after a two-day exciting GS adventure at the Indian National Qualifiers which was held in Goa. The trio, Mr. HK Naik from Bangalore, Mr. Shakeel Basha from Coimbatore and Mr. V Sathyananth from Tirupur won the first three places who will now represent India at an international level.
Over 75 BMW GS holders participated in the adrenaline gushing biennial edition of Indian National Qualifier in which the riders battled out various intensive stages including rigorous adventure riding and teamwork challenges. The tests during the competition 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 usually replicates challenges of the International GS Trophy. It is a multi-day competition with riders scoring highest points compete for the three-team positions.