21-year old Spanish co-driver, Laura Salvo, tragically died in a crash at the Rally Vidreiro in Portugal on Saturday. Salvo was alongside Miguel Socias in a Peugeot Rally Cup car, and is believed to have died at the scene. The President of the Marina Grande Automobile Club said: "Unfortunately we have to report a death at our rally. "The competitor Laura Salvo, who was competing as co-driver in the Peugeot Rally Cup Ibérica, suffered an accident at the beginning of the first stage, dying. "The Automobile Club of the Marina Grande and its means of aid arrived at the scene in about two minutes, doing everything possible to save the young woman, attempting resuscitation.

Dani Sordo's Hyundai carried a tribute to Laura Salvo on the final day in Sardinia.

"The media took the victim to an area where the arrival of an emergency helicopter was possible medical, but the competitor ended up dying in the same place. "On my behalf, and on behalf of the Marina Grande Automobile Club, I publicly convey my condolences to the victim’s entire family, friends and team." The rally has been abandoned following her death. Salvo and her family were heavily connected to the world of rallying. Her father Gabriel competed and her sister, Maria, is also a co-driver for Sergi Francolí.

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Peter has been the editor of RallySport Magazine since its inception in 1989, in both printed and online form. He is a long-time competitor, event organiser and official, as well as working in the media. In 2020 he received a Motorsport Australia 'Media Service Award'.
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