António Maio will debut in the event, which will be played in Peru next year.
For the first time in his career, Antonio Maio, the three-time national champion of TT, will participate in the Dakar Rally. The rider will debut in the race with a Yamaha WR 450 Rally.
“I am very happy to finally be able to take this step towards a dream that I had a few years ago. The time has finally come for me to take part in the world premiere of the world ATP and I want to thank all those who have contributed to make this dream a reality. I will do my best knowing that I take with me to Peru the strength of all who cheer for me, “Antonio Maio said in a statement.
After having participated in the Merzouga Rally, a race that serves as a wild card for the Dakar, the Portuguese rider has been registering good participation in races of navigation of the National Rally Championship.
It is recalled that this edition number 41 of the Dakar will take place in Peru between 6 and 17 of January of 2019.