A source from the fire department on that island said that the 28-year-old Maderan Rally driver Pedro Paixao died on Thursday following a motorcycle accident in Porto Santo.
The same source added that the accident occurred in the port area, and the pilot was taken to the health center, but he did not survive his injury.
Pedro Paixão was competing in the Regional Rally Championship and took the podium in the Ribeira Brava, held on June 3 and 4, and finished third.
Pedro Picasso’s crew in a Citroen C3 Rally car, with Paulo Joao as his driving assistant.
Funchal City Council and its president, Pedro Calado, who is also one of the co-drivers, “really express their deepest sorrow at the death of young rally driver Pedro Paixao”.
“His dedication, passion, recklessness and enthusiasm for motorsport, which has won him so much admiration and sympathy, among Madiran fans for the sport, as well as his qualities as a driver and friend, will never be forgotten.” By the municipality of Funchal.
The team, the guidance of Club Sports Madeira and the organizing committee of the Vino Madeira Rally also issued a note, saying that they are “still in shock, with the sad news”.
In the document, they “express their deepest condolences and stand with their families, friends and all fans, at this moment of pain and deep sadness to see one of the world’s most talented rally drivers, unexpectedly left today, and to whom everyone has prophesied a promising future and a brilliant career” .
The Portuguese Automobile and Karting Federation also sent its condolences to family and friends.
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