After eleven participations in Dakar, between 2006 and 2017, where he had a remarkable career on two wheels, Hélder Rodrigues returned to the competition to make his debut in cars competing in Class T3 for light prototypes.
A project for which a bright future is foreseen for the "little star", who has already been systematically among the fastest in this Dakar. He came close to winning a stage to add to the nine he has already won in past years. He competed in a South Racing CanAm and was accompanied in navigation by Gonçalo Reis. A positive balance from a pilot who has become used to always wanting more and working for it.
"It was my first Dakar on four wheels, I had a lot to learn, some racing details, we had already done some tests, but in racing we had little experience. We were always evolving, gaining confidence. After five years without a serious competition it's difficult to go back, but it's challenging. It was a very hard Dakar with many days of racing, but also very beautiful days. Now we have to keep working and get back to physical, psychological and technical shape in the car, to achieve a strong and big evolution and improve in all aspects", said Helder Rodrigues at the end of the rally.
Automatic translation from the original Portuguese version available on www.todoterreno.pt
Source: Helder Rodrigues official press release