INEOS Automotive has been named the ‘Official Off-Road Vehicle Partner’ for BMW Motorrad’s International GS Trophy 2022. The Grenadier will be the lead 4X4 support vehicle for this year’s edition of the world-renowned motorbiking adventure.
Set to take place in Albania in September, the seven-day expedition is exclusively open to owners and riders of BMW Motorrad’s GS motorcycle range. Sixty riders will qualify for one of 22 teams through a series of events before heading to the start of the GS Trophy.
Six Grenadiers will help scout the GS Trophy route in August, before being joined by 14 more vehicles for the event itself.
From 4-10 September, 20 Grenadiers – some driven by mechanics and technicians from INEOS Automotive – will tackle the same 1,300km of rocky, rugged terrain as the GS Trophy teams.
The vehicles will take on the mountains, valleys, rivers, forests and beaches of Albania with a full payload of provisions and supplies for the riders.
“We’re delighted to be able to support our friends at BMW Motorrad with INEOS Grenadiers for this year’s event,” INEOS Automotive commercial director Mark Tennant said.
“The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy is one of the world’s toughest off-road challenges. A great test for the riders and their machines – and for their Grenadier support vehicles – it’s exactly the sort of thing we built the Grenadier for.”
Production of the Grenadier is planned to start in July 2022, with buyers able to choose from a BMW 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol or diesel engine. The German car maker’s powertrain has been recalibrated specifically for the INEOS SUV.
Pricing and specs for the INEOS Automotive Grenadier will be announced in April for markets across the globe (including Australia).