BMW has confirmed that the 2014 edition of the GS Trophy will be held in Alberta and British Columbia in 2014.
The BMW GS Trophy is held every two years and was originally held in Tunisia in 2008. Only five teams participated that year but the event has since grown to include 15 teams from 18 nations. The Trophy has also travelled to South Africa and South America, and next year will be held in the western Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.
The GS Trophy is a friendly competition for amateur BMW GS riders who qualify in GS Challenge events held in their respective countries. Formerly, competitors rode F800GS motorcycles, but for the first time since its inception, riders will be competing on the new R1200GS.
“It’s fantastic that the GS Trophy is coming to Canada in 2014,” said BMW Motorrad Canada’s Norm Wells. “We already entered a team back in 2010 and 2012. Now we’re really looking forward to September 2014 when we’ll be able to introduce participants to a small part of our country and give them the best possible impression of Canada with carefully selected routes and challenges.”
Motorcycle Mojo’s Costa Mouzouris and Lawrence Hacking represented Canadian media in the 2010 and 2012 rounds of the GS Trophy respectively. The 2014 GS Trophy will be held in September. Go to gstrophy.com for more details.