Portuguese Rally Champion Cross-Country Nuno Matos at the start of the MDC2017
Two champions in the Moroccan adventure
After winning the title of national champion of rally raid in 2016, Nuno Matos’ challenge for 2017 is to expand his sport horizons and start in the Morocco Desert Challenge. (In 2010 the pilot also won the FIA Cup for the Cat. T2)
Matos will drive his Opel Mokka Proto, a machine “Made in Portugal” that has been evolving and prepared to tackle very different tracks from the Portuguese ones. For this new adventure the Portuguese pilot from Portalegre and former winner of FIA Cup T2, will have next to him another champion, Nuno Rodrigues da Silva, who won the world rally title in the Production Class in 1995.
“In 2016 our team achieved a very ambitious title for which we strive and fight. We had the supreme happiness of conquering in Baja Portalegre with many of those who always supported us. Now I personally want to broaden my horizons starting with the old dream of racing in Africa. The important thing now is to focus on this huge challenge that is for all of us: myself, Nuno Rodrigues da Silva who will be by my side, our Opel made in Portugal and our team “, emphasizes Nuno Matos who adds:
“I want to start by thanking everyone who has helped us to make this challenge possible and to highlight the availability of Nuno Rodrigues da Silva to venture with me on this project with so much novelty at all levels.”