Motorcykelkøreren Paulo Goncalves is dead after an accident on the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally.

this was stated by The organizers on the race website.

The 40-year-old Portuguese crashed after 276 kilometres of the stage in Saudi Arabia and was unconscious when rescue personnel reached the scene of the accident.

Goncalves was by helicopter transported to the hospital. Here, doctors could see that he was dead.

It was 13. time, Paulo Goncalves stood in the tradition-rich and demanding rally. He made his debut in 2006 and finished four times among the ten best. His best result was second place, which he achieved in 2015.

Portugiseren is the 29. participant who have died in the Dakar Rally, since the course was run for the first time in 1979.

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