DEATH IN DAKARJ: Paulo GONCALVES fatally injured on stage 7

For the Portuguese, who competed in the Dakar for the 13th time this year, it was a fatal fall in the middle of the stage to Wadi al Davasir.

Seventh stage of the rally Dakar 2020 in Saudi Arabia, the racing caravan turned black as a Portuguese motorcyclist was fatally injured Paulo Goncalves, otherwise a member of the Indian Hero team. It's 40-year-old Goncalves fell badly at the 276th kilometer of today’s speed test, despite prompt intervention a former teammate Kevin Benavides and a competitor Toby Price, found unconscious, resuscitation attempts and helicopter transport to a hospital in Laila, Portugal there was no more help.

Paulo Goncalves (1979 - 2020)

Unfortunately, doctors can be in the hospital only confirmed the death of the Portuguese motorcyclist, who first performed at the Dakar in 2006 and was a veteran the toughest endurance rally in the world. Four years ago, when he was driving for Hondo, finished in second place, finishing sixth two years ago. Besides, he was Goncalves also a world champion in cross-country, and before the seventh stage he was in 46th place in the overall standings.



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