The International GS Trophy 2022
FULLY LADEN. FULLY COMMITTED.
As off-road vehicle partner, INEOS Automotive will provide 16 Grenadiers, along with drivers and mechanics. They’ll play a vital role. Supporting riders over the entire seven-day event. Going everywhere they go. Navigating the rugged terrain with payloads of provisions, equipment and spares. Not to mention mechanics and support staff.
16 workhorses. seven jobs
Our 16 Grenadiers will play seven roles. Each performing a different duty, or carrying different teams and/or kit. First responder - Medical personnel and equipment. Technical services - Tools and spares for maintenance. SoMe (social media) - photographers and their gear. Helicopter pick up - Ferrying patients in the event of emergency. Film crew - Camera people and equipment. BMW Orga 2 - BMW Motorrad staff. AK/MRP - For media and VIPs.
Every GS Trophy rider uses the same bike – the BMW R1250 GS Trophy Competition. How does our capable off-roader compare? The tough terrain both are designed for means they share common ground.
Grenadier – Coils. Heavy-duty dampers. Progressive spring curve. All helping give a smooth ride on Albania’s extreme uneven ground. Even fully laden with kit for the arduous seven-day event.
R1250 GS Trophy Competition – Beach sand. Mountain tracks. River crossings. Riders will be able to change damper settings to match the event’s varied terrain. And engage ‘Enduro Pro’ mode for the most demanding off-road areas.
Grenadier – This extreme off-road adventure calls for BF Goodrich KO2 tyres. Fitted as standard to the Belstaff Trialmaster edition Grenadiers taking part in this event, their aggressive tread will help our drivers find extra off-road grip.
R1250 GS – The Metzeler Karoo 4 tyre is designed to provide excellent traction on and off road. With exceptional grip, even in dry, loose, and dusty conditions. Its anti-mud clog tread pattern also helps with river crossings.
Grenadier – Robust underride protection as standard. Front and rear skid plates, plus fuel tank protection. Rock sliders provide extra protection for the bodywork.
R1250 GS – Enduro engine protector, headlight protector and engine protection bar help guard the bike while off-road.
14 regional qualifiers were held around the world. Testing riders’ off-road skills, as well as their navigation and teamwork abilities. Only 57 of the world’s very best enduro riders were selected to take part in the GS Trophy. Representing 15 countries.
With teams and riders depending on Grenadiers for support, it’s vital their professional drivers are fully prepared. So in July, they took part in a two-day course with three important components. Albania-specific off-road driving skills. Grenadier familiarisation. And a briefing on the GS Trophy event itself. The drivers will be as ready as their vehicles for the off-road challenges ahead.
The Grenadiers’ journey
A 1,700 km road trip from Stuttgart to Albania will see the Grenadiers make their way through Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, and Montenegro.