BMW Motorrad GS Trophy – Highlights Day 1-8
Catch the highlights of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy below. This year there were 18 teams from 21 nations all aiming to become the 2018 GS Trophy champions.
On day one, they travelled 477km (about 300km on road and 177 off-road) in total and started in Ulaanbaatar, then headed south into the northern Gobi Desert. A very cold and windy start, but it warmed up later in the day.
It was a challenging second day for the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy. 234km of off-road racing in the Gobi desert. Warmer temperatures (about 22-32 °C) in strong wind (100km+). There were also four big crashes. We wish all those involved a speedy recovery!
After a grueling second day, the organizers of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy decided to make day three a transfer day. No competition, just riding! A sunny 25ºC, 195km ride in Camp Gobi Erdene, Mongolia.
Day four of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy was a sunny day of around 16ºC and the riders travelled 283 km. After a very windy night that threatened the tents and camping equipment in Camp Ongiin Nuuts, Mongolia, they embarked upon the course, all of which was off-road and some of it in sand.
A beautiful day five at the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy in Mongolia. A sunny/cloudy day, they travelled from Camp Ongiin Nuuts to Camp Munkh Tenger and covered 310km.
Day six of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy was a sunny/cloudy day of 21ºC, and they covererd 283km. Location: Camp Khatan Ugij, Mongolia.
BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Central Asia 2018. Day 7. Synopsis of Day 7. Location: Camp Hoyor Zagal (N 47o 19.574’ E 103o 46.513’) Weather: Sun, 34oC Course: 210 km, Camp Khatan Ugij to Camp Hoyor Zagal Terrain: Sand 60%, gravel 30% paved road 10% Tests: SP17: ‘Buhin Gol’, SP18 ‘Shell Challenge’.
Day eight and the final day of the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2018 in Central Asia. And the winner is…Team South Africa – again! A sunny 23°C, they covered a distance of 299km from Camp Hoyor Zagal to Chingisiin Khuree Terrain.