2013 BMW “Ride of Your Life” Tour aboard 2013 BMW R 1200 GS
BMW Motorrad recently released a video highlighting the jury panel for the new “Ride of Your Life” tour that is set for 2013.
During that tour, riders picked by celebrity judges (Adrien Brody, Rick Yune, Charley Boorman and Jutta Kleinschmidt) will pilot a 2013 BMW R 1200 GS across five continents.
The trip will begin in Laos, then tour through New Zealand, South Africa, the USA and Europe, eventually ending in Munich, Germany, the capitol of BMW Motorrad.
Following are descriptions of the judges who will chose the participants in the “Red of Your Life” tour:
A motorsport pioneer, Kleinschmidt took part in her first rally in 1987, in Egypt. In 1988, she took part in the demanding Dakar Rally through the desert on an HPN BMW motorbike. In 1992, she won the rally’s women’s competition on a standard BMW R100 GS and in 2001 she won “Paris Dakar” – as first women ever. Until 1992 she worked for six years in BMW’s development division, and alongside this built her own bikes, winning many more motorsport trophies along the way.
As the son of a director and a costume designer, Boorman first appeared on screen when he was still a child. In 1997, the Englishman appeared in a film alongside Hollywood star Ewan McGregor for the first time, and the two men have been close friends ever since. In 2004, they went on a motorbike tour together from London to New York. A film of the journey was later shown on TV. A second tour from Scotland to South Africa followed in 2007.
Korean-American Yune first made a name for himself as an Olympic taekwondo athlete. He then earned a living as a hedge fund manager on Wall Street while completing his studies. Here, he was discovered by a model scout and became the first Asian-American to appear in Versace and Polo campaigns. In 1999, he won his first big role in the film “Snow Falling on Cedars”. He then became known to the wider public when he played Pierce Brosnan’s adversary Zao in the 20th James Bond film “Die Another Day.” Yune practices several martial arts and enjoys riding fast motorbikes.