Paulo “Speedy” Goncalves lived a life not
He was born on 5th February, 1979 in
Gemeses, a small parish in Portugal, and it
was apparent very early on that he was here
on this earth to race.
Over the next 40 years, he established
himself as a true legend in the world of
motorsports, racking up 23 total titles in
motocross, supercross and enduro.
Speedy became a Dakar mainstay, contesting
13 editions of the rally and notably
finishing 2nd in 2015.
He is survived not just by his family, but
every member of the racing fraternity.