The Malaysian team recently completed the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020 with competition against the best BMW Motorrad off-road riders from around the globe. It was a tough yet fruitful experience for the national representatives, Norizuan Abdullah, Chan Kiang Wei and Mohd Zulfakar bin Mohd Alghaus.
Out of 23 teams who participated, the Malaysian trio finished in 18th place ahead of Team India, Team North Africa, and more. Contestants from 40 different nationalities went head-to-head in an exhilarating 3,000km adventure which many have regarded as one of the world’s most prestigious premium adventure motorcycle competition.
According to Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia, “The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy is the world’s most prestigious premium adventure motorcycle competition with diverse participants from across the globe coming together to celebrate Make Life a Ride. We are proud to see our local team at the competition, representing not just Malaysia but all of Southeast Asia as well for the very first time – making a name for themselves on the global stage.”
Owen Riley, Head of BMW Motorrad Malaysia meanwhile said, “What a ride the past weeks have been at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020 as well as on our BMW Motorrad social media channels. Our three local riders managed to push the boundaries to show what Malaysians can achieve as a team in their very first outing at the trophy. This truly is the spirit and camaraderie that International GS Trophy aims to create!”
Norizuan Abdullah, member of Team Malaysia said, “It is a huge achievement for us to represent Malaysia in the International GS Trophy this year. Even though we had a bumpy start, we worked hard and came out better riders. I believe this is what the GS is about, bringing people together through the thrill of the ride, despite the challenges we have to face. It takes true grit to make it to the finish line and I am so proud we did it. Thank you for believing in us, Malaysia!”
To know more about the International GS Trophy 2020, head over to www.bmw-motorrad.com/en/experience/stories/adventure/gs-trophy-2020.html.