The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Female Team Qualifying 2017
The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Female Team Qualifying 2017 concluded with something of a shock outcome. After four days of competition at the Country Trax enduro Park near Amersfoort in South Africa not one but two teams qualified for the sixth BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy that will be held in Mongolia in June 2018. Such had been the high standard of riding at this event, the BMW Motorrad team decided, in a spontaneous act, to ‘double up’ and take six women GS riders to Mongolia.
The path to qaualification hasn’t been easy. After national qualifiers in 13 countries some 23 women won their way through to international female team qualifier in South Africa, no doubt expecting a tough competition, conducted in the toughest conditions, all under a hot African sun. They certainly found tough conditions, but not the expected as huge thunderstorms rolled across the veldt on all four days (and nights). The sun made only fleeting visits when the clouds reluctantly allowed.
Celebrating the achievement of the finalists, here's the excellent round-up video from BMW Motorrad (created by Indie Village Creative in SA) and comments from the women themselves.