Veteran Dakar Rally Rider Paulo Goncalves Dies Sunday During Saudi Arabia Dakar Rally

WADI AL DAWASIR, SAUDI ARABIA. (THECOUNT) — Veteran Dakar Rally rider Paulo Goncalves has passed away following a crash on Sunday’s seventh stage of the 2020 event in Saudi Arabia, according to reports.

Goncalves, 40, was contesting his 13th Dakar for Indian manufacturer Hero, and was sitting 46th overall when he was killed in a crash on Sunday, following Saturday’s rest day.

During Sunday’s 546km Riyadh-Wadi Al Dawasir test, the Portuguese rider suffered a crash at the 276km mark at 10.18am local time. A medical helicopter was dispatched, and Goncalves was found unconscious having gone into cardiac arrest, reports MotorSport.

Goncalves was airlifted to Layla Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He is the first competitor to have died contesting the Dakar since Michal Hernik in 2015.

Goncalves won numerous motocross and enduro titles in his native Portugal either side of the turn of the century, and made his Dakar debut in 2006, finishing 25th on his first attempt.


Geo quick facts: Wadi Al Dawasir is a town in Najd, Saudi Arabia, in the Dawasir valley. The town is the homeland of the tribe of Al-Dawasir. The municipality had a population of 106,152 at the 2010 Census. It is divided into three main neighborhoods, Alnowaima and Alkhamaseen and Allidam – Wikipedia.

WINDFALL! Daniel Craig Made $100,000 A MINUTE In New Range Rover Ad

Daniel Craig is uber-hot right now which is solid proof that Skyfall was a raging success… But come on! $100,000 a minute payment for just standing around for Range Rover? That’s $1 million for 10 minutes work! WHAT? You say I I sound bitter? Damn right I’m bitter! I can only break down my earnings on a per year basis! So how much does Craig make a second? Math students? Hello? Anyone?

8158241 WINDFALL! Daniel Craig Made $100,000 A MINUTE In New Range Rover Ad

The actor reportedly received a whopping ONE MILLION DOLLAR paycheck for a little spokesperson work, showing up and taking pics in front of the new Range Rover at the New York Auto Show.But after a VERY quick photo shoot, Daniel hightailed it out of there! Onlookers said he was there only a few minutes before bolting! One unsatisfied guest said: “I couldn’t even tell if he was actually here.Source.”

A representative from Range Rover decided to focus on the positive. He said:

“We won’t comment on our relationship with Mr. Craig beyond confirming that Land Rover supports the charity S.A.F.E., of which the actor is a patron, and will continue its charitable efforts with a vehicle donation later this year.”

So then the nice elite folks at Range Rover said that S.A.F.E. works to fight AIDS and female mutilation in Africa, so you know, how down can you really get on the propers?