Daily update by Costa Mouzouris. Pics: Costa Mouzouris. The missing day. Lurkers took a toll on machinery; this is the front wheel on my bike. Yesterday (Day 6) was supposed to be an easy day with a relaxed, scenic transfer to Country Trax, our camp for the night. But lurkers took a toll on … Continue reading GS Trophy update 7
Daily update by Costa Mouzouris. Pics: Costa Mouzouris. Day 5 of the GS Trophy was a day of mixed emotions. Today’s ride provided some of the best scenery and trails yet. Tomorrow will be a long day. The ride from Phinda to tonight’s camp was absolutely spectacular. We rode serpentine dirt roads and winding trails, … Continue reading GS Trophy update 6
Daily update by Costa Mouzouris. Pics: Costa Mouzouris. Today could almost be described as a rest day, and following yesterday’s tough ride it was a welcome relief. Riders can rest a while today; tomorrow it’s back to business. The morning ride was still quite tough, though overnight rain made riding in the sand much easier. … Continue reading GS Trophy update 5
Daily update by Costa Mouzouris. Pics: Costa Mouzouris. Day three of the GS Trophy was hard on Team Canada. Day three ends with 30 km of deep sand. The stuff in this photo isn’t the deep stuff. We first had to deal with customs officials at the Mozambique border crossing, which was a mass of confusion, … Continue reading GS Trophy update 4
Daily update by Costa Mouzouris. Pics: Costa Mouzouris. After a two hour delay at the border, we crossed from South Africa into Swaziland today (Monday). Most of the roads in this country are dirt covered and rough, so the riding today has been fantastic. Team members push an F800GS out of the mud bog in … Continue reading GS Trophy update 3
Daily update by Costa Mouzouris. Pics: Costa Mouzouris. Team Canada arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa on Saturday without a hitch. Our base camp was located at Touratech’s South African headquarters, where we all pitched tent for our first night outdoors. Riding to the first special test was easy on the first day. During the riders’ … Continue reading GS Trophy update 2
Daily update by Costa Mouzouris. Pics: Supplied by BMW, unless otherwise specified. I’m off to South Africa, a country that has so far eluded me as a travel destination, to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience. BMW Motorrad Canada graciously extended an invitation to ride with GS Trophy qualifiers Pat Horan, Brian Kiely and … Continue reading GS Trophy update 1
There will be no Canadian team at the 2020 GS Trophy.
Canadian Superbike champion still stands to earn a nice cheque if he keeps in second place.
A Spanish racer, then a couple of BSB racers, are leading the BMW in-house roadracing series right now, but there’s plenty of time for that to change.