Motorcycle Mojo contributor Lawrence Hacking will follow team Canada as they ride along challenging terrain through Chile and Argentina in the 2012 GS Trophy.
Team Canada will be joining 14 other teams from 19 countries, each team comprised of three competitors and one journalist.
Team Canada riders include Albertans Adrian Tobler, 28, and Darius Rylander, 23, as well as 38-year-old Marc-André Octeau from Quebec. Hacking, who in 2001 became the first Canadian to finish the Paris-Dakar Rally, is the media member of Team Canada and will document the event.
Competitors will ride specially prepared BMW F800GS motorcycles for six days and cover approximately 2,000 km, while taking part in daily special tests. Teams will be scored and ranked each day, with the winner crowned on the final day.
Team UK won the GS Trophy in 2010 with Team Canada placing a very respectable fourth place overall. Mojo associate editor Costa Mouzouris had taken part in that event.