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Saudi Arabia Dakar 2020 | Stage 8 - Waypoints (Quad)
Monday, January 13 2020 | Wadi Al Dawasir > Wadi Al Dawasir

Stage 8 cancelled for motorbikes and quads

The decease of Paulo Gonçalves during today's stage 7 between Riyadh and Wadi Al-Dawasir has left the entire Dakar, especially the bikers, in shock. Paulo, a beloved figure of the rally, was immensely respected by both veterans and less experienced competitors who admired and were inspired by him. After meeting the riders and making a decision together with the entire motorbike family, the organisers have decided to cancel stage 8 for the motorbikes and quads category, which was supposed to take place on a loop course around Wadi Al-Dawasir, in order to give the riders time to mourn their friend.

The entire Dakar caravan would like to extend its sincere condolences to his friends and family.

Paulo Gonçalves (1979 - 2020)


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