International GS Trophy in Mongolia next year.
Held over two days, 36 participants were made to face eleven obstacles which tested their knowledge on BMW Motorrad models as well as challenge their enduro riding capabilities in off-road situations.
The challenges also included navigation, endure loop riding, on bike and
off bike skills challenge, blindfold riding, orientation, tyre and tube repairs, team exercises and challenges, fitness, clutch control tests and the ‘coffee grinder’ test.
The challenges conducted were to filter through riders who had knowledge and stamina by pushing their limits.
As the first day concluded, only ten participants were shortlisted for the challenges of the second day.
On day two, the ten shortlisted participants were provided a specially-prepared BMW R 1200 GS Adventure and had to navigate through 12 obstacles, which included balancing the motorcycle, garage, water crossing, U-turn, emergency stop, up-hill pull away, slalom, sand riding, pipes, stop downhill, on-hill full lock and off-camber.
At the end, Apis emerged the overall winner while the second and third places went to Ghazi Fawwaz Bin Md Arif and Wan Harith Taqiyuddin Bin Wan Deraman respectively.
Additionally, Khaizatul Akmar Binti Zabidin, the only female participant from Malaysia will head to Thailand from September 1 to 3 for another round of challenges in the women’s category to represent an all-female team at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy event in Mongolia next year.
The qualifying rounds in Malaysia also featured six participants from Singapore, three of who were also shortlisted to further compete in Thailand for the last spot for Team Southeast Asia at the sixth BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy in Mongolia in 2018.