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Become aware of the circumstances of the death of Portuguese rider Paulo Goncalves in the course of the rally “Dakar”. Their results Motosport.com
According to the publication, Goncalves not lost control during the 276-kilometer distance, passing between the dunes. It is noted that 5 km stretch has a high level of risk. The driver lost control of the vehicle, fell from the bike and fell and received severe head injuries and body. Later, these injuries led to his death.
On the death of Gonsalesa it became known on January 12. The organizers have received the alarm and called on the scene medics. By the time of their arrival, 40-year-old Portuguese was unconscious. By helicopter, the driver was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Goncalves made his debut in the Dakar rally in 2006. Arrivals in Saudi Arabia was his 13th in his career. The best result of the racer in second place in 2015.
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