The venue of the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2024 has been decided: this time, the off-road adventure will take place in Namibia. Having been held on all continents around the globe, the International GS Trophy now returns in 2024 to where it all began in 2008 – Africa.
Namibia’s fascinating attractions include magnificent landscapes, unique flora, and fauna.
When night falls after a hot day has drawn to a close with a deep red sunset, a spectacular starry sky stretches over this paradise on the Atlantic coast of southwestern Africa.
In short, the journey into fascinating Namibia will be a unique experience in many respects – well-seasoned with a good portion of SpiritOfGS.
National qualifying rounds and the first international qualifying round for an International Team at the 2023 BMW Motorrad Days.
However, there is still some time to go before the official start of the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2024. Meanwhile, the national qualifying rounds offer a foretaste of what will come.
There will be 15 national qualifying events and one international round worldwide, allowing skilled endurance specialists to demonstrate their capabilities.
Participants must perform GPS navigation exercises, off-road rides, and technical tests to secure a place on one of the 22 national teams.
The women’s teams that prevail at the national level will win a trip to the international female qualifying round, where six women’s teams will be selected for the much-coveted seats on the plane to Namibia, along with the 16 men’s teams.
The qualifying rounds for the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2024 are confirmed for the following countries and regions:
Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai)
For those who do not see their home country on the list of national or regional qualifying rounds, there is no reason to despair:
As part of the BMW Motorrad Days taking place in Berlin from July 7 to 9, 2023, BMW Motorrad offers international qualifying for the first time from July 6 to 8, 2023, to give even more enthusiastic enduro riders a chance to participate in the Int.
GS Trophy 2024 in the so-called International Team. A link to the sign-up page will be available on gstrophy.com in March 2023.
BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2024 Namibia
Rugged cliffs, deep valleys, raging rivers and a gorgeous Mediterranean coastline provided the challenging terrain for the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy from 4 to September 10 2022, in Albania, making complete demands of the 57 participants in total.
But Namibia will present GS riders with entirely different conditions, as Dr Ralf Rodepeter, Head of Brand Management BMW Motorrad, explains: “After Tunisia, South Africa, Patagonia, Canada, Thailand, Mongolia, New Zealand and most recently Albania.
BMW Motorrad was again on the lookout for perfect GS terrain – and found it in the beautiful country of Namibia.
Countless off-road kilometres with challenging route profiles passing through marvellous landscapes with fascinating flora and fauna once again ensure an exciting GS Trophy.”