Dakar: Paulo Gonçalves died at the age of 40

The Portuguese motorcyclist died after a fall in the seventh stage.

Terrible tragedy at the Dakar 2020: the organizers of the famous race have announced that the 40-year-old motorcyclist Paulo Gonçalves lost his life during the seventh stage.

The Portuguese centaur, a very experienced driver in the thirteenth Dakar of his career, who finished second in the 2015 edition, fell to km 276 of the fraction that goes from Riad to Wadi Al Dawasir, the organization said.

Gonçalves was found unconscious by the medical rescue team and the helicopter transport to the nearest hospital in Layla was completely unnecessary.

The Lusitanian motorcyclist of the most suggestive, but at the same time most dangerous race in the world, managed to finish 4 times in the Top Ten of the general classification.