BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Central Asia 2018.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Here in Ulaanbaatar a teams
have all arrived, a bikes are waiting, a container is unpacked and
everybody is prepared for a start of a sixth BMW Motorrad
International GS Trophy in Mongolia. The final
24 hours have
been bustling for a competitors, entrance to terms with jet lag, sorting
their eventuality registration, holding possession of their
BMW R 1200
GS Rallye motorcycles, holding a outing to see a 40m high Genghis Khan
Equestrian Statue, afterwards being treated to a arrangement of traditional
Mongolian horsemanship as good as entrance face to face with captive
eagles and vultures (Mongolia carrying a prolonged tradition in falconry). 

 

This year there are 18 teams from 21 nations competing including two
new teams, and a second International Female Team, all of whom are
intensely penetrating to join a GS Trophy hermit and sister hood.
Australia and India are both first-time entrants and their finalists
are naturally unequivocally vehement by what lies ahead.

 

In Australia their group finalists used a new “BMW Safari”
journey eventuality as something of a foot stay for tuning adult skills and
fastening as a team.

 

Shane Guttridge, Team Australia: “We’ve come together for team
training during a Australian BMW Safari and it’s been illusory learning
together, it’s extraordinary how we can always learn something new.” 

 

Michael Haley, Team Australia: “It’s good to be in a group with Shane
and Simon, so we can share this experience, we’re looking brazen to
pitting ourselves opposite other GS riders from around a universe and
saying how we stand. There’ll be a foe though also the
friendships and I’m certain there’s a whole atmosphere to a event. It’s
not usually one thing, it´s all these things that will make it such an
noted experience.”

 

Team India flew to South Africa to attend training during GS Trophy
organise Jan du Toit’s Country Trax Off-Road Riding Academy in
Amersfoort nearby Johannesburg.

 

Winson Lee, Team India: “Country Trax left us awestruck. To have 600
acres of plantation to float on usually put smiles on a faces. Jan was an
extraordinary horde and a unequivocally associating trainer, his singular training
techniques finished a good clarity on us and we positively devise on
visiting him again.

 

“We’re unequivocally looking brazen to Mongolia. It’s good to be
rival though we should comprehend that we are already during a place where
millions are longing to be. Just by being comparison for a GS Trophy
creates us winners and we should suffer any impulse of it. We’re looking
brazen to assembly associate riders from opposite a universe and pity our
stories and creation new friends.”

 

 

Meet a teams.

 

Below is a full list of a participants, with a tiny criticism from
any about their lives as GS riders and a fad of attending
a many prestigious GS eventuality in a world:

 

Team Argentina

 

No. 101

Rider: Andres Junco

Age: 50

Hometown: Laprida, Bueonos Aires

Occupation: Trade person

 

Quote:

“My proclivity in requesting for a GS Trophy was to find new friends
and try new adventures, so yes, I’m looking brazen to visiting
this outlandish nation and assembly new people, “Spirit of GS’ is pristine adventure!”

 

No. 102

Rider: Julio Quiroga

Age: 50

Hometown: Mendosa

Occupation: Businessman

 

Quote:

“My proclivity was that both of my sons participated in previous
editions of a Int. GS Trophy: Julian in Canada 2014 and Gaston in
Thailand 2016. It is rare to have father and sons
participating in 3 successive editions.”

 

No. 103

Rider: Silvestre Farrell

Age: 29

Hometown: Pilar Buenos Aires

Occupation: BMW Salesman

 

Quote:

“I’m looking brazen to a competition, it’s about adventure,
noted memories, teamwork and healthy competition.”

 

 

Team Australia

 

No: 111

Rider: Shane Guttridge

Age: 48

Hometown: Victoria

Occupation: Builder

 

Quote:

“My partner entered me into all this, and she paid on my credit
label though me even knowing!”

 

No: 112

Rider: Simon Turvey

Age: 49

Hometown: South Australia

Occupation: Facilitator of Youth Learning

 

Quote:

“I have ridden many bikes over a years though my R 1150 GS is a only
bike that when we pull a button, it unequivocally asks me how distant we wish to
go. we adore to get out and float it as many as possible.”

 

No: 113

Rider: Michael Haley

Age: 49

Hometown: Victoria

Occupation: Concreter

 

Quote:

“The Spirit of GS relates to friendship, a ability to float with
friends and put all else aside. It encapsulates everyone, it
doesn’t matter who we are or where we come from.”

 

 

Team Canada

 

No: 121

Rider: Bela Herman

Age: 41

Hometown: Newmarket, Ontario

Occupation: Service technician (trucks)

 

Quote:

“I float a F 800 GS, that now has some-more than 190,000 happy kilometres
on it.
My many sparkling outing with it was a two-week adventure
together with my brother, where we trafficked along a Trans Labrador
Highway and visited a North Eastern partial of a United States.”

 

No: 122

Rider: Joel Goulet

Age: 45

Hometown: Blainville, Quebec

Occupation: Hydraulic excavator operator

 

Quote:

“I am scheming myself for a Int. GS Trophy 2018 by a lot of
training – and holding English lessons!”

 

No: 123

Rider: Jamie Jones

Age: 58

Hometown: St George, Ontario

Occupation: Stuntman

 

Quote:

“I float an F 800 GS. we went on a float with a crony and we got into
some extraordinary trails and woods. We finished some trials sections and rode
down some hills. we was unequivocally astounded during what these bikes would go
by and go up! It was a unequivocally considerable experience.”

 

 

Team China

 

No: 131

Rider: Xianmeng Bao

Age: 42

Hometown: Zhejiang

Occupation: Company owner

 

Quote:

“With a grassland accompanied, a good food accompanied, and good
friends from all over a universe accompanied we will do my ambition!”

 

No: 132

Rider: Shizhao He

Age: 40

Hometown: Zhejiang

Occupation: Owner of a float company

 

Quote:

“The GS suggestion we know is unity, assisting any other and making
swell together. we also wish that by swelling a Spirit of GS, and
what we have experienced, we can get some-more friends who adore motorcycles
and also adore willingly to join open gratification undertakings.”

 

No: 133

Rider: Chaohui Ruan

Age: 37

Hometown: Zhejiang

Occupation: Automotive dealer

 

Quote:

“Doing what we like with your favourite society is a most
appealing thing for me about a Int. BMW GS Trophy 2018.”

 

 

Team France

 

No: 141

Rider: Paul Basseville

Age: 30

Hometown: Lyon

Occupation: Surgical instrument dealer

 

Quote:

“The proclivity to enter a GS Trophy came initial with the
destination: Mongolia. I’ve dreamed about it for years. Second,
given of a tellurian knowledge and a eventuality to share my
passion for a bikes with teams from all over a world.”

 

No: 142

Rider: Jerome Durand

Age: 31

Hometown: Lyon

Occupation: Orthopaedist

 

Quote:

“I missed a final final year and wanted to take my possibility again.
Having competent is a genuine and sparkling warn we was not prepared for!”

 

No: 143

Rider: Olivier Fayat

Age: 37

Hometown: Combovin

Occupation: Motorcycle policeman

 

Quote:

“In sequence to be prepared for the GS Trophy Qualifier France, we took new
off-road ways that were designed for tiny motorbikes. Result: we had
to use a wire so we could get out of some situations!”

 

 

Team Germany

 

No: 151

Rider: Martin Kern

Age: 44

Hometown: Berlin

Occupation: Managing Director

 

Quote:

“For me, a International BMW GS Trophy is one of a final real
adventures and clearly a once in your lifetime knowledge that I
always wanted to be partial of given we listened about it for a initial time.”

 

No: 152

Rider: Valentin Muller

Age: 33

Hometown: Karlsfeld

Occupation: Car salesman / motorcycle tours organiser

 

Quote:

“Together with Michael and Martin we will do a group building
activity, some off-road trainings and usually hang out together to be
loose though focused during a once in a lifetime knowledge in Mongolia.”

 

No: 153

Rider: Michael Hansel

Age: 33

Hometown: Benshausen

Occupation: Service and sales engineer

 

Quote:

“For me, a “Spirit of GS” means carrying fun roving a motorcycle. The
feeling of leisure to live and knowledge in a truest clarity of the
word. GS Spirit means teamwork, fun and fraternisation – no matter
that nation we come from, that denunciation we pronounce or that skin
colour we have. We all have a same spirit!”

 

 

Team India

 

No: 161

Rider: Suprej Venkat

Age: 34

Hometown: Ciombatore

Occupation: Entrepreneur

 

Quote:

“I float a R 1200 GS Adventure and we recently rode opposite ten
countries in Southern Africa after shipping a bikes to South Africa
and rode all a approach to Kenya. Every day was an knowledge and the
bike was simply flawless.”

 

No: 162

Rider: Winston Lee

Age: 41

Hometown: Mumbai

Occupation: Businessman

 

Quote:

“I’ve been an zealous adventurer given my younger days, I’ve always had
a craving to try a opposite and new destinations. The GS has in
many ways enabled me to try new grounds. Places I’ve been to that
we never suspicion of roving to before, like Spiti, Leh, Nepal and Bhutan
to name a few. So it’s protected to contend a Spirit of GS is a suggestion of me!”

 

No: 163

Rider: Sanket Shanbhag

Age: 41

Hometown: Satara

Occupation: Hotelier

 

Quote:

“I float an R 1200 GS Rallye. The many surprizing thing that I
gifted was how easy it is to float one. I’m looking brazen to
assembly likeminded people, see a new nation and have an epic ride.”

 

 

Team Japan

 

No: 171

Rider: Hiroaki Tazawa

Age: 42

Hometown: Yokohama

Occupation: operative for an automobile auction company

 

Quote:

“My many sparkling GS story is when we assimilated a GS Trophy Japan in
2013. It was my initial time camping, participating in a skills
hurdles and a GS Trophy qualifier. we was also means to communicate
with many other GS riders, and it has unequivocally altered my life.”

 

No: 172

Rider: Sho Tajima

Age: 29

Hometown: Okinawa Island

Occupation: Safety roving instructor

 

Quote:

“To ready for a GS Trophy firstly we investigate English to understand
a regulations of a GS Trophy games. Secondly, we build flesh to
entirely suffer my dream days. Finally, we assistance with a housework and
childcare any day to get capitulation from my wife!”

 

No: 173

Rider: Yuki Ogasawara

Age: 38

Hometown: Hiroshima

Occupation: Hair dresser

 

Quote:

I have always been encouraged by constantly perplexing new things that
give my life value – we trust a International GS Trophy does
accurately that. GS life is a consistent cycle of hurdles and tiny adventures.

 

 

Team Korea

 

No: 181

Rider: Sung Duck Kwon

Age: 36

Hometown: Osan

Occupation: Motorcycle Mechanic

 

Quote:

“I finished fourth in a qualifier though was called adult to a team
3 weeks ago after a initial place finisher was injured. we feel
unequivocally contemptible for him, though gay for myself, so we will do my best on
his behalf. It’s good to be entrance to this nation and to find new friends.”

 

No: 182

Rider: Choi Donghoon

Age: 38

Hometown: Osan-si, Gyeonggi-do

Occupation: Engineer

 

Quote:

“I have once challenged myself by participating in a previous
subordinate eventuality for a International GS Trophy 2016, though failed
regretfully ranking usually 7th. However, we intensively prepared myself
for a International BMW GS Trophy 2018 for a final dual years, and
got ranked 2nd in this subordinate event. we am unequivocally astounded and happy
that we can join the GS Trophy 2018 during last.”

 

No: 183

Rider: Kim Sunho

Age: 35

Hometown: Cheonan City

Occupation: Engineer

 

Quote:

“Riding my bike during a GS eventuality is allied to participating in a
triathlon. As a following skills are equally required: riding
skills, earthy strength and mild spirit. So it seems to be
full of manly beauty.”

 

 

Team Latin America

 

No: 191

Rider: Daniel Hoyes

Age: 34

Hometown: Medellin, Colombia

Occupation: Mechanical Engineer

 

Quote:

“I have been roving GSs for 15 years and ridden a GS Trophy in
Colombia and Latin America, so I’m unapproachable to be here for the
International GS Trophy. For me, being here is about assembly new
people, enjoying a landscapes and roving this pleasing machine.”

 

No: 192

Rider: Picho Barrientos

Age: 23

Hometown: Guatemala

Occupation: Helicopter Pilot

 

Quote:

“I’ve been roving given we was 4 years old, that’s 19 years, eight
years of those on BMW. we have an F 800 GSA. we design this to be a
formidable foe though we consider we will suffer it, and in a name of
God maybe we finish first.”

 

 

No: 193

Rider: Francisco Lopez

Age: 31

Hometown: Pereira, Columbia

Occupation: Self Employed

 

Quote:

“I got a call usually this Thursday to float in this eventuality after one of
a riders couldn’t make it. we had one hour to container my bags and make
it to a airport. I’m so excited, I’ve ridden in dual GS Trophies in
Latin America, and this is a time of my life. we feel so lucky!”

 

 

Team Mexico

 

No: 201

Rider: Jose Vivanco

Age: 45

Hometown: Mexico City

Occupation: Business Manager (Textiles)

 

Quote:

“Before this my biggest journey was a coast-to-coast float across
Mexico, so this is an implausible life knowledge entrance here.”

 

 

No: 202

Rider: Manuel Andreu

Age: 46

Hometown: Mexico City

Occupation: Business Manager (Motorsports)

 

Quote:

“To have competent as one of a 3 best Mexicans is an honour,
and this is going to be an implausible adventure, to be in this awesome
nation is so special.”

 

No: 203

Rider: Luis Enrique Lopez Rovirosa

Age: 29

Hometown: Mexico City

Occupation: Courier

 

Quote:

“My biggest motorcycle journey was a float from Mexico to Alaska, it
was 31 days alone on my BMW F 800 GS. Here, as a group we wish to win!
We have a unequivocally good team, we have good communications and we have
used together, though as good to have fun and a good week.”

 

 

Team Russia

 

No: 211

Rider: Vasilly Zhilinskiy

Age: 38

Hometown: Moscow

Occupation: Entrepreneur

 

Quote:

“Once we had a outing in a low forest. We took a shortcut, though this
time a turf was so muddy that we had to literally lift our
bikes on a hands for 6 hours. That was unequivocally tough! But that’s
a approach we got unequivocally related to a motorcycles: a genuine togetherness of
bike and rider.”

 

No: 212

Rider: Alexander Mishkinis

Age:  45

Hometown: Moscow

Occupation: Entrepreneur

 

Quote:

Spirit of GS means freedom. Adventures. Pioneering. The unequivocally core of
GS is that it opens adult a opposite universe to you. When we start riding
GS, it will change your amicable circle, interests and lifestyle.”

 

No: 213

Rider: Konstantin Zolotarev

Age: 31

Hometown: Moscow

Occupation: Entrepreneur

 

Quote:

“The foe itself is a many appealing thing to me. we have
been in Mongolia before and can certainly say: there are no roads there –
that’s a ideally selected mark for GS holding place. We are certain that
we and a motorcycles will give a unequivocally best!” 

 

 

Team South Africa

 

No: 221

Rider: Mark Dickinson

Age: 33

Hometown: Magalieskruin, Pretoria

Occupation: Motorcycle technician

 

Quote:

The many appealing aspect of a International BMW GS Trophy is that
it spreads a adore for and from BMW Motorrad. The Spirit of GS means
togetherness to me.

 

 

No: 222

Rider: Eugene Fourie

Age: 39

Hometown: Centurion, Pretoria

Occupation: Systems engineer

 

Quote:

“The many sparkling float for me has many unequivocally been my first
roving and camping journey with my mother as a pillion through
Lesotho. It was a ‘mildly technical route’ that stretched our
abilities emotionally. It was a noted fastening knowledge with some
unequivocally engaging campfire stories.”

 

No: 223

Rider: Chris Meyer

Age: 39

Hometown: George, Southern Cape

Occupation: Motorcycle technician

 

Quote:

“To me, a Spirit of GS means intercourse and freedom. Just one big
happy family roving bikes.”

 

 

Team Southeast Asia

 

No: 231

Rider: Jakit Thawongpeay

Age: 36

Hometown: Rayong, Thailand

Occupation: handling Director

 

Quote:

“GS bikes are a many superb bikes in a adventure/ touring
segment. My GS takes me everywhere both tarmac and off-road, ascending or
down on a road. we wish that we will urge my roving skills by
participating in this eventuality as good as to get to know other GS bikers
from around a world.”

 

No: 232

Rider: Mohd Apis Bin Sagimin

Age: 35

Hometown: Kota Tinggi Johor, Malaysia

Occupation: Diver

 

Quote:

“The R 1200 GS Adventure is some-more than a furloughed bike and had we merely
kept it on a highway afterwards we would not be unlocking a full potential.
So we motionless to try a intensity of a bike off-road. And with
a set-up of the GS Trophy in this region, we felt that it was an
eventuality not to be missed where we could try a full potential
of a bike as good as improving my technical roving skills in a safe
sourroundings surrounded by attention and roving experts.”

 

No: 233

Rider: Aris Cuevas

Age: 43

Hometown: Taguig City, Philippines

Occupation: Senior Project Manager in construction

 

Quote:

“What we adore about BMW bikes given we acquired one in 2008 is that my
mother loves to come with me on my journey rides. The comfort,
trustworthiness and a bravery it has, to go to places that other brands
can't reach, is superlative.”

 

 

Team United Kingdom

 

No: 241

Rider: Peter Twigg

Age: 55

Hometown: Sheffield

Occupation: Engine technician

 

Quote:

“I’m following my nephew Oz into this, he rode for Team UK in 2016
(they finished second!). we possess an R 1200 Adventure as good as a F 800
GS and we am now restoring an early R 80 GS. we have finished many
shining European trips over a years. One of them that stands out
is a Stella Alpina Internazionale in a Italian Alps where hundreds
of large trailbike enthusiasts accumulate any Jul to float adult a Colle
del Sommeiller, a top unpaved highway in a alps during 3,000 metres.”

 

No. 242

Rider: Craig Keyworth

Age: 39

Hometown: Lincoln

Occupation: Engineer

 

Quote:

“More than any of my other bikes, cars, vans and vehicles in general,
a Spirit of GS is embodied by a capability to be a two-up
commuter/scooter one day, and a continent crossing, critical off-roader
a next. Beyond a tangible bike, a ethos of transport without
bounds or barriers and find both on your possess doorstep, or the
other side of a universe flattering many sums it up.”

 

No: 201

Rider: Peter Urquhart

Age: 50

Hometown:  North Wales

Occupation: Owner of a construction company

 

Quote:

“The suggestion of GS means a plea of journey roving giveaway of
stipulations with new practice around any corner.”

 

 

Team USA

 

No: 251

Rider: David Vaughan

Age: 29

Hometown: Florida

Occupation: Service confidant – automotive

 

Quote:

“While roving dual adult with my fiancée in a Cohutta Wilderness in
north Georgia, we came opposite a furious jackass and a donkey. They were just
as extraordinary of us as we were of them. They would not let us get closer
than about 20 feet from them, though any time we inched brazen on our
bike they followed us. We rode all day in a woods though seeing
another person, and it unequivocally felt like an adventure.”

 

No: 252

Rider: Tom Thompson

Age: 55

Hometown:  Colorado

Occupation: Plumbing and hydronic feverishness complement contractor

 

Quote:

“The ‘Spirit of a GS’ to me means leisure of choice. My riding
credentials is mostly all mud (trials, enduro, hare scrambles) though I
also suffer highway roving and touring. The GS allows me do both mud and
highway riding. It’s a do it all bike!”

 

No: 253

Rider: Matt Kelley

Age: 49

Hometown:  Ohio

Occupation: Maintenance mechanic

 

Quote:

“For me a interest of a International BMW GS Trophy is a ability
to paint a nation we adore and do it on what my whole life has
revolved around, motorcycles. It is a possibility of a lifetime experience
to uncover what a group of Americans can do in another country, on the
best motorcycle built!”

 

 

International Female Team Ausamerica

 

No: 261

Rider: Julia Maguire

Age: 33

Hometown: Melbourne, Australia

Occupation: Sales Projects Administrator

 

Quote:

“The GS Trophy is an eventuality to knowledge a new place and
enlightenment with a group of like-minded moto-women. And to uncover everyone
how clever we are and hopefully enthuse other women to follow their
dreams and plea themselves.”

 

No: 262

Rider: Jocelin Snow

Age: 46

Hometown: California, USA

Occupation: Signs Contractor

 

Quote:

“All my adventures have been good and we have had many, including a
new 30-day 12,000 mile float to Alaska. But my biggest journey was
a outing to South Africa with the GS Trophy girls.”

 

No: 263

Rider: Bettina Nedel

Age: 51

Hometown:  Colorado, USA

Occupation: Communications Technician

 

Quote:

“For a journey of my life we would take a following things with
me… we will take my bike and my physique to physically lift me. we will
take my conduct to keep me protected and we will move my heart so we can love
any moment.”

 

 

International Female Team Eurafrica

 

No: 271

Rider: Sonia Barbot

Age: 33

Hometown: Montpellier, France

Occupation: Graphic designer

 

Quote:

“I am meddlesome in a International BMW GS Trophy because I
detected off-road with my bike and we am amatory that – it gives me a
lot of pleasure.”

 

No: 272

Rider: Ezelda outpost Jaarsveld

Age: 39

Hometown: Pretoria, South Africa

Occupation: Operations Manager

 

Quote:

“My biggest journey has been a International BMW GS Trophy Female
Team Qualifier! I’m looking brazen to removing to know a motorcycle,
urge my roving skills and accommodate other riders.”

 

No: 273

Rider: Linda Steyn

Age: 48

Hometown: Kempton Park, South Africa

Occupation: Physiotherapist

 

Quote:

“My biggest journey has been roving a remote areas of South
Africa and surrounding countries with my hubby and overwhelming friends.”

 

 

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