Dakar 2022: Luís Portela Morais 7th SSV in Dakar 2022

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Luís Portela Morais/David Megre duo with a fantastic performance

Luís Portela Morais and David Megre met their great goal of reaching the end of the 44th edition of the Dakar Rally. The long off-road marathon ended today in Jeddah after the 12th stage, whose selective sector was composed of a 163km long section. The BP Ultimate SSV Team celebrated the seventh place in the general SSV classification, which they reached in the ninth stage of the Dakar, a position which reflects the excellent performance of the Portuguese who saw their progress evolve from day to day which culminated in the conquest of 5th place in the 11th stage, considered the most difficult of the whole race.

Despite the difficulties experienced, inherent to a competition like the Dakar Rally, Luís Portela Morais concluded this competition for the first time in his career as a driver, fulfilling his dream of finishing the hardest and most difficult cross-country race in the world, in his debut year in the SSV category. With this result, the duo formed by Luís Portela Morais and David Megre stands out for being the best Portuguese team in this Dakar Rally.

"The Dakar is over and our main goal was achieved. These were very intense weeks where we were always learning. We are very happy and to further increase our satisfaction we achieved an excellent result. It's very positive, no doubt, because to be seventh in the Dakar makes us the best Portuguese duo ever in SSVs, which is a source of pride for us. We will think if it is possible to come back next year, but for now we are going to enjoy this moment", revealed Luís Portela Morais who finished the last special of the Dakar 2022 Rally in the 24th position.

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