[Official Release] The South America 2012 edition of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy is now just days away. The 45 finalists, riding in 15 international teams, have been issued their kit bags, including their brand new BMW Motorrad Rallye suits, customised with their names, national flags and GS Trophy 2012 insignia. Representing nearly every continent, the riders are making their final preparations for a week of adventure riding, special tests and teamwork challenges in the amazing Patagonian regions of Chile and Argentina.

For those not lucky enough to be competing, BMW Motorrad has devised a full range of multi-media coverage of the event so that GS fans from all over the world will be able to read about, watch and even participate (through a photographic competition) in the event.

GS Trophy Facebook live chat on November 15
With excitement growing, Tomm Wolf, the co-organizer of the GS Trophy 2012, will be available to preview and discuss the event via a live chat on Facebook on November 15, 16:30 to 17:00 (CET, GMT + 1 hour). Tomm also scouted the 2010 edition and has been thoroughly immersed in the GS Trophy from the very beginning so will be able to answer to a full range of questions. Fans or participants can also visit the BMW Motorrad Facebook profile to submit their questions in advance.

GS Trophy photo competition
An interactive photo competition was debuted in the 2010 event and proved so popular, with over 20,000 fans voting, that it simply had to be included again.

So, on days one and four of the GS Trophy 2012 the teams themselves will be photographing all aspects of their adventure. The subject matter for the competition is entirely open, it might be an action shot of team-mates, or a spectacular landscape, maybe a unique aspect of local life. Each team will then submit their best photo at the end of the two days, to be posted on the GS Trophy website where fans will be invited to vote for their favourite. As before, the photos are posted without credit – so the fans will vote for the best photo, not their favourite team – but as in 2010 we can expect the wiliest of teams to reveal their identities one way or another…!

The photos will be posted on www.gstrophy.com, with voting open on each occasion for just 24 hours, starting on the following days:
Monday November 26, afternoon (CET)
Thursday November 29, afternoon (CET)

The teams will then be awarded points toward their overall competition score in accordance with their performance in the votes.

More ways to follow the GS Trophy
Through www.gstrophy.com BMW Motorrad has created an internet destination where GS fans will be able to find all the background information that they could want on the event and its participants. As well, just as with the BMW Press Club, the site will be updated after each day’s competition with a review of the action by way of words, photos and video clips.

The event’s excitement will also be relayed with many more words, photos and videos of a more informal kind via BMW Motorrad’s Facebook profile as well as Twitter.

[Source: BMW]