Dakar 2021: Vaidotas Zala will attack TOP-10 with Paulo Fiuza

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Last year’s first stage winner Vaidotas Zala will attack Dakar with the new co-driver Paulo Fiuza. In 2020 Dakar the Portuguese was on the third podium place with the legendary driver Stephane Peterhansel.

Five years in a row V. Zala co-driver was Saulius Jurgelenas. However, because of health issues Dakar enthuasiat will miss the second rally raid in Saudi Arabia.

302 Peterhansel Stéphane (fra), Fiuza Paulo (prt), Mini John Cooper Works Buggy, Bahrain JCW X-Raid Team, Auto, Car, ambiance during Stage 11 of the Dakar 2020 between Shubaytah and Haradh, 744 km – SS 379 km, in Saudi Arabia, on January 16, 2020 – Photo Eric Vargiolu / DPPI

“I think the biggest problem is Covid-19 now. My expectations about Dakar is good. Maybe, we could reach TOP-6.”, said P. Fiuza.

The Lithuanian also presented his new car with which he will attack Dakar the 7th time in his career.

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