Monday 13 November, 2017
Country Trax, Amersfoort, South Africa
The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Female Team Qualifying 2017 begins
The second BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Female Team Qualifier is underway. More than twice the size of the first (which took place in 2015), some 23 women representing 13 countries have come to the Country Trax Amersfoort enduro park (three hours north of Johannesburg) to compete over the next four days for the few select places in the International Female Team – the team that will attend the sixth BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy in Mongolia in June 2018! The participants have already competed in national qualifying events, with the top two women from each event being seeded through to this final.
But before the competition got underway, the participants this morning first travelled over 300km from Johannesburg, stopping at the Koenskop Primary School in Amersfoort where they were given a rousing reception by the the pupils who performed a series of traditional African tribal dances, before the GS Trophy participants in turn presented the 267 children with a vast supply of stationery and books for their schooling. The interaction was part of a charitable relationship between BMW, Country Trax and the local education authority, under the identity www.stationery4africa.com