At the recently completed BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020, Malaysian trio, Norizuan Abdullah, Chan Kiang Wei and Mohd Zulfakar bin Mohd Alghaus finished in 18th place – pushing through a challenging first half to place above Team India and Team North Africa, amongst others.
The seventh edition of the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy pitted a total of 23 teams comprising of 40 different nationalities against each other on a thrilling 3,000-km adventure. The motorcycle competition spanned across eight days and featured multiple adrenaline-pumping challengings that saw riders zipping across the scenic landscapes of the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
BMW Group Malaysia’s Managing Director Harald Hoelzl said, “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. 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.”
Adding to that was BMW Motorrad Malaysia’s Head Owen Riley who said the three Malaysian riders managed to push the boundaries to show what Malaysians can achieve as a team. “This truly is the spirit and camaraderie that the International GS Trophy aims to create!” he said.
Norizuan Abdullah, a member of Team Malaysia, was happy to represent Malaysia in the International GS Trophy this year adding, “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,” he said proudly.
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