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BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Southeast Asia 2016, Day 5. The Trophy turns east…

After dual days bivouaced during Mae Sariang, it was behind to life on
a highway currently with a riders distinguished stay early, enjoying a hot
breakfast, stuffing their hydration systems to a margin with water
(with vegetable additives) and afterwards grabbing a lunch bag to reserve in
their tail packs. With a prolonged day’s float ahead, it was critical to put
some kilometres behind them while a object was still low in a sky.

Making swell was a sequence of a day if a finish was to be
reached before dusk – and it was a close-run thing. Early trails
were slow, technical single-track by a self-evident jungle, with
high descents and wily climbs.

As with any day, a riders were exploring remote regions,
regularly flitting normal stilt-house villages, every
ride-through formulating a mayhem of pinch dogs, chickens, ducks,
pigs – and even buffalo. A centuries-old canvas. Later a trail
became some-more open, though hard-pack clay riven with washouts, rocks and
dusted with lax mill done a roving both harsh and tiring.
Hour after hour this continued, by remote valleys and along the
ridges of 1500m plateau with usually a special tests to mangle the
everlasting effort.

After 85 kilometres – though 4 hours of roving – a competitors
arrived during a initial Special of a day – ‘Big Buffalo’ – a relay
practice where any organisation supplement indispensable to float discerning and afterwards make a
pointy spin (to equivocate a buffalo of course!) before returning to the
start line to tab their team-mate. When a times were combined up,
Team South Africa were transparent winners and showed a rest of the
competitors accurately how to equivocate a unpleasant confront with a famous
Thai H2O buffaloes.

Another 100 kilometres of scenic, though tough roving led to the
subsequent exam situated during a opening to a Obluang National Park.
This was a navigation test, where a teams were given a GPS unit
and a waypoint. If entered into a GPS correctly, this led to
another waypoint, any waypoint rewarded by a minute – and a next
waypoint destination. When a teams had located all waypoints and
collected all letters, they could afterwards join a letters together to
form a word to give to a organise – explanation they’d rightly found
all waypoints – and a time could afterwards be stopped.

The teams that had practised navigation exercises in advance
were discerning to finish this Special, while some of a others could
be seen scratching their heads and acid a undergrowth for
critical clues. Fitness played a part, too, since using around a
steep, wooded hollow in full roving rigging in temperatures in a high
30s positively took a toll. Not so for Team UK, who were the
quickest in this information entertainment exercise.

After again stuffing their hydration packs to a brim, the
riders set off again, as they still had another 100 kilometres to go
until nearing during a bivouac. The object had descended behind the
plateau as a heading organisation of riders rolled adult to camp, while
a after arrivals indispensable their head-torches in sequence to representation their

Perhaps a many eagerly-awaited proclamation during cooking was the
formula of a second print competition, where changed points were
‘up for grabs’ depending on how successfully a teams had engaged
with their communities, following a GS Trophy from behind home. A
large 41,561 votes were expel in a brief window of opportunity,
with newcomers Team China winning a second foe with an
considerable 7,603 fans rating their design as a favourite. All
photos and votes can be noticed during

Of course, a points of a day were also announced and showing
complicated consistency, it is South Africa who still lead a approach over
Germany and a UK, nonetheless with usually 27 points separating a top
five, a 2016 GS Trophy is still really most there for a taking.
With dual days of foe remaining, a teams that keep a cool
conduct underneath vigour have a genuine possibility to take a pretension behind home
with them.

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Results BMW Motorrad Int. GS Trophy 2016 Day Five:


1     South
Africa                                                   214 pts.

Germany                                                        200 pts.

3     UK
                                                                 194 pts.

4     Latin America
                                               190 pts.

5     China
                                                             187 pts.

6     CEEU
                                                            178 pts.

7     Brazil
                                                             177 pts.

8     USA
                                                              163 pts.

9     Mexico
                                                           147 pts.

10   Argentina
                                                      144 pts.

11   France
                                                           141 pts.

12   Russia
                                                           138 pts.

13   Italy
                                                                133 pts.

14   Canada
                                                         126 pts.

15   South Korea
                                                  120 pts.

16   South East Asia                                            
101 pts.

17   Japan
                                                            94 pts.

18   International Female Team                           89 pts.

19   Alps
                                                               83 pts.







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