After nearly two years of build-up, numerous national qualifying events across five continents and many months of anticipation leading up to the seventh edition of the international finals, it’s hard to believe that the Int. GS Trophy 2020 finally reached its conclusion on 16 February, with a thrilling last day of competition at Coronet Peak, near Queenstown, New Zealand.
This latest chapter in the Int. GS Trophy success story saw a hard-fought victory for Team South Africa, who became champions for the third consecutive time, despite worthy challenges by Teams France and Italy, as well as newcomers The Netherlands, who narrowly missed a podium placing by just five points!
As is the Int. GS Trophy tradition, hard days in the saddle followed early morning wake-up calls for all 66 participants from across the globe, competing in 22 teams of three riders, and accompanied by a journalist representing their nations. Numerous special stages every day kept the level of competition high for these talented amateur BMW F 850 GS riders.