One for all, all for one.

"I'll help you, but I still want to win".
When the going got tough, the teams also helped each other.
The teams proved this time and time again throughout the long daily stages and special tests. The members of each team didn't just help each other out - when push came to shove, the teams also helped the other teams. "On one tour we got a flat tyre. Team Germany helped us repair it. We would have done it ourselves, but they insisted", said Oliver Twigg from Team Great Britain and added: "There was a spirit of camaraderie despite the competition. Along the lines of: I'll help you, but I still want to win".
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Learning about team spirit.

Team Alps.

Learning about team spirit.

Some of the riders had already participated in the GS Challenge before the Int. GS Trophy. For that event, they were competing primarily alone and did not have to take other team members into consideration. But for this Enduro Challenge, the riders came as a team of three. This was a new experience for some of the riders. "At first we didn't work well together. But learning how to work as a team was an amazing experience. Especially since I had only ever ridden alone in the past", said Alfred Scheurer from Team Alps.

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Travelling together to Thailand.

Team China travelled to Thailand by motorcycle just for the event.

Travelling together to Thailand.

In order to successfully compete as a team in the International GS Trophy, many decided to contact each other and meet before the event. Some, like Team China, even organised their trip to Thailand together. "We decided to ride our motorcycles together to Thailand as a team. We definitely didn't want to just fly there. This tour really helped strengthen us as a team," said Liang Wen-Hao. Team China took a total of four days to travel to Chiang Mai.

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GS riders from all over the world: participants in the 2016 International GS Trophy.

The women's team that made history.

Something has been missing at the International GS Trophy over the past several years: female GS riders. That all changed in 2016. Stéphanie Bouisson from France, Amy Harburg from Australia and Morag Campbell from South Africa made up the first women's team in the International GS Trophy. Even though the female riders were competition for the other teams, they still received a lot of support.
Giving up was not an option.
"The guys were phenomenal and showed their support in all of the tasks. They cheered for us and called out our names", said Morag Campbell during the event. The female riders proved they have what it takes in this male-dominated event: riding skill, agility and endurance. Giving up was not an option for them. Even when the team had to lift a 238-kg GS over a 1.5-metre-high tree trunk.
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The guys were phenomenal and showed their support in all of the tasks.

Morag Campbell, International Female Team

How was the International GS Trophy for you?

Fernando Deneka from Team Brazil:

Fernando Deneka from Team Brazil:

"Although Team Brazil didn't have such a great performance, it was still fantastic to participate. Thailand is gorgeous, the people were very kind and the BMW R 1200 GS is spectacular. This experience has been a very special one in my life".

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Cory Villeneuve from Team Canada:

Cory Villeneuve from Team Canada:

"It exceeded all of my expectations. It was really great and we had so much fun. Everything was perfect. BMW Motorrad did a great job and I very much enjoyed the GS Trophy. I'm grateful for the opportunity".

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Jan Zlabek from Team CEEU:

Jan Zlabek from Team CEEU:

"We had a lot of fun on the different routes. We really enjoyed the views and the people. We had to ride quite a lot and were busy planning, meeting, eating and checking out the results – you really don't have a lot of free time at the GS Trophy".

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Sébastien Saphores from Team France:

Sébastien Saphores from Team France:

"It was a great experience. It was especially amazing to cross the river on the motorcycle. We aren't able to do that in France, because it's not permitted here".

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Leoncio Reynoso Sosa from Team Mexico:

Leoncio Reynoso Sosa from Team Mexico:

"The event with BMW Motorrad was super. I'm only 18 years old, but I will remember it for the rest of my life. I'd like to do it again if I can".

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