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BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy heads to Namibia in 2024.

The 9th edition follows the bi-annual tradition of this adventure. Through the years, the GS Trophy was held in different idyllic locations around the world: Albania in 2022, New Zealand in 2020, Mongolia hosted in 2018; Thailand in 2016, and 2014 was in Canada. Prior to that, the entourage was in Argentina in 2012, 2010 in Swaziland, and the inaugural event was held in 2008 in Tunisia.

The 2024 edition will see a total of 22 teams from all over the world, with 60 riders in attendance (which includes the respective country's media representative). Six of those teams will be all-women teams. These riders are picked through national and regional qualifiers, for example, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam will be competing for the South East Asia squad.

BMW Motorrad stresses that the International GS Trophy is not a rally race. Instead, it consists of various tests to how much a rider can benefit from the strengths and even weaknesses of a BMW motorcycle, in this case, most probably the F 800 GS/GSA, rather than the R 1250 GS/GSA. They are also required to undergo navigation exercises, team tests, technical riding challenges and many more.

All riders must be BMW motorcycle owners, and those who had qualified before are not allowed to join again thus opening the way for other BMW owners to experience the trophy.