BMW Motorrad has selected its three finalists for ‘Team India’ who will participate in the International GS Trophy 2020 in New Zealand. HK Naik from Bengaluru, Shakeel Basha from Coimbatore and V Sathyananth from Tiruppur were chosen from more than 75 GS owners at the Indian national qualifiers.
The riders were put through a number of tests that included individual drills and teamwork challenges. The qualifiers typically replicate challenges of the International GS Trophy and put the biker’s riding capability, technique, navigation and fitness to the test.
Rudratej Singh, president and chief executive officer, BMW Group India said, “Friendly competition is good – it builds skills and a community of enthusiasts. We are delighted to introduce the second edition of GS Trophy qualifiers for our customers in India – three times bigger than last edition.”
The seventh edition of International GS Trophy will take place from February 9-16, 2020 in New Zealand and the chosen motorcycle for 2020 is the company’s middle-weight ADV model, the BMW F 850 GS. BMW has invited us to experience the qualifiers as well. Stay tuned for the story!