BMW Motorrad GS Trophy -05

BMW Motorrad Southeast Asia recently hosted the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy Southeast Asia Qualifier 2015, an adventure motorcycle rallye competition to select representatives who will compete at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2016 competition in Chiang Mai next year.

BMW Motorrad has organised the International GS Trophy every two years since 2008. In the event, BMW GS riders from across the world come together to engage in sporting competition. Previous locations were Tunisia, southern Africa, Chile-Argentina and North America. Next year, 19 national teams will represent their countries in northern Thailand, including a special all-womens team.

Held over the weekend of October 30 to November 1, the Southeast Asia Qualifier was held in conjunction with the BMW Motorrad Days Thailand 2015 motorcycle festival. It sought to find one winner from Thailand, Malaysia and a representative from the combined countries of Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia to represent ASEAN on its home turf.

Judged by a panel led by GS Trophy icon and organiser Tomm Wolf, participants were tested on their riding skills and strategies to successfully complete a series of obstacles over a specially designed Enduro course. Peerapat Woratham from Thailand, Mohd Faizal Sukree from Malaysia and Tommy Lee from Singapore emerged winners.

Dr Suhaimi Bin Said, Dato Hamzah Bin Mazlan, Eimran Ben Jettey, Khaizatul Akmar Binti Zabidin and Mohd Aswade Bin Ali were the other Malaysian participants.