Hélder Anjos – Introduction

Assistance mechanic

Since 2001 he dedicates his life to trucks mechanics, which gives him professional satisfaction.

He played football for Clube de Futebol do Carregado, but now he dedicates his leisure time to his dog “Pit”, training it.

The first time he took part in a motor competition was as assistance mechanic in Oleoban/MAN Portugal team for the 2007 Guy Hoquet rally in Morocco. He repeats the experience at the 2008 AMV Shamrock rally, also in Morocco. His mechanical knowledge and his interest in the races tie him definitely to the team, and he is now responsible for the maintenance of the racing truck during the competitions.

Sérgio Cardoso – Introduction

Sérgio Cardoso – Assistance Pilot

Sérgio Cardoso, a lover of motorcycles from an early age, has dedicated his professional activity to the road transport of goods, in its most varied aspects.
He holds the Professional Capacity Certificate – Merchandise Transport Manager and drives various types of vehicles.
Since 2016 he has also been driving service trucks in Bajas and in the most varied rallies and raids.
He joined the Bio-Ritmo Team in 2018 leading the service truck.

As a hobby he enjoys traveling, fishing, visiting theme parks and snowboarding.

Jorge Gil – Introduction

Team Manager

He was an undergraduate in Economy, has a degree in Geography and worked as commercial manager.

At first, motorcycle cross-country was a hobby started in 1987. He took part in competitive races, besides innumerable pleasure rides, but his personal emotional relationship with the driver Elisabete Jacinto soon made him leave the competitions and assume the management of this driver’s team, which he has been doing since 1992.

Beyond managing the team and taking care of all its logistics, he also learned the secrets of assistance mechanics and was responsible for assisting Elisabete Jacinto’s motorbike during World Cup competitions between 1998 and 2001, as well as for assisting the driver Mário Brás during the 2000 Dakar rally and the driver Pedro Machado in 2001.

Besides photography, a hobby he has since 1976, he is also an enthusiast of recreational diving.

Marco Cochinho – SPORTS RÉSUMÉ

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Marco Cochinho

Date of birth: 24th December 1980

Marital Status: Married

Place of birth: Lisbon

Living in: Alenquer

Job Description:

Truck engine mechanic

Activities:

1996 – Light Contact National Champion

1997 – Light Contact National Champion

1998 – Light Contact National Champion

1999 – Thai-Boxing Runner-Up in the World Championship

2000 – Thai-Boxing Runner-Up in the European Championship

2007
Assistant Mechanic in the Trifene 200/MAN Portugal team  Euromilhões Lisboa-Dakar Rally (MAN M2000)
Assistant Mechanic in the Trifene 200/MAN Portugal team  Optic Tunisie 2000 Rally (MAN M2000)
Mechanic for competitions by the Trifene 200/MAN Portugal team in the Guy Hoquet Rally in Morocco – 1st place in General Classification

2008
Elisabete Jacinto’s assistant mechanic in the Aïcha des Gazelles Rally (Morocco)
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® /MAN Portugal team in the Rallye Tunisie (Tunisia) – runner-up
Took part in the Rallye AMV Shamrock

2009
Took part in the Dakar Argentina-Chile
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® /MAN Portugal team in the Shamrock Rally (Morocco) – Runner-up

2010
Took part in the Africa Race Rally (in MAN TGS)Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® /MAN Portugal team in the Tunisian Rally: – 1st place in the Trucks General Classification (in MAN TGS) and 8th in the Car/Truck General Classification
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® /MAN Portugal team in the Moroccan Rally – 1st in the Trucks General Classification (in MAN TGS) e 11th in the Car/Truck General Classification

2011
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® /MAN Portugal team in the Africa Eco Race Rally – 2nd place in the Trucks General Classification (MAN TGS) e 7th place in the Car/Truck General Classification
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® /MAN Portugal team in the Tunisian Rally: – 1st place in the Trucks General Classification (MAN TGS) and 8th in the Car/Truck General Classification
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® /MAN Portugal team in the Moroccan Rally: – 3rd place in the Trucks General Classification (MAN TGS) and 15th in the Car/Truck Classification

2012
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® /MAN Portugal team in the Africa Eco Race Rally: – 2nd place in the Trucks General Classification (MAN TGS) and 4th in the Car/Truck General Classification
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® /MAN Portugal team in the Moroccan Rally: – 3rd place in the Trucks General Classification (MAN TGS) and 13th in the Car/Truck Classification

2013
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® team in the Africa Eco Race Rally: 3rd place in the Trucks General Classification (in MAN TGS)
7th place in the Car/Truck General Classification
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® team in the Baja Aragón 2013: 2nd place in the Trucks Classification
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® team in the Moroccan Rally: 1st place in the Trucks General Classification
17th place in Car/Truck Classification

2014
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® team in the Africa Eco Race Rally: 3rd place in the Trucks General Classification (in MAN TGS)
7th place in the Car/Truck General Classification
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® team in the Moroccan Rally: 4th place in the Trucks General Classification
10th place in Car/Truck Classification

2015
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® team in the Africa Eco Race Rally: 4th place in the Truck General Classification (in MAN TGS) 11th place in the Car/Truck General Classification
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® team in the Moroccan Rally: 12th Place in the Truck General Classification
24th place in the Car/Truck Classification

2016
Mechanic for competitions by the OLEOBAN® team in the Africa Eco Race Rally: 3rd place in the Truck General Classification (in MAN TGS) 14th place in the Car/Truck General Classification
Took Part in the Libyan Rally

2017
Took Part in the Africa Eco Race Rally
Mechanic for competitions by the Bio-Ritmo® team in the Morocco Desert Challenge Rally:
3rd Place in the Truck Class Classification
Took Part in the Oilibya du Maroc Rally

2018
Took Part in the Africa Eco Race Rally
Mechanic for competitions by the Bio-Ritmo® team in the Morocco Desert Challenge Rally:
7th Place in the Truck Class Classification

2019
Mechanic for competitions by the Bio-Ritmo® team in the Africa Eco Race Rally: 1st place in the Truck General Classification (in MAN TGS), 5th place in the Car/Truck General Classification

José Marques – Curriculum

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José Marques – SPORTS RÉSUMÉ

Date of Birth: 12-08-1965

Place of Birth: Vila Real

Nationality: Portuguese

1st Participation in a Cross Country Rally: Baja Serra de Monchique 2000

Cross Country Rally’s: 130

 

Most important competitions:

 

Cross Country Portuguese National Championship in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018; Baja Spain Aragon 2001, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018; Rally of Morocco 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017; Pharaons Rally 2005; Montes de Cuenca Rally 2005, 2006 and 2007; Lisbon Dakar Rally 2006; Transibérico Rally 2008; Dakar Series Pax Rally 2008; Argentina Chile 2099 Dakar Rally; Estoril Marrakech TT Rally 2010; Africa Eco Race 2011; 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018; Baja Portalegre 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2015, Libya Rally 2016, Baja de Italia 2016, Morocco Desert Challenge 2017 e 2018.

Best results:

2000
Baja Portalegre – 10th overall / 3rd diesel

2001
Baja Spain Aragon – 19th overall / 5th Portuguese team

 2002
Rally TT Casa Pessoal da RTP – 8th overall

Baja Serra de Monchique – 5th overall

2003
Rally TT Serras do Norte – 4th overall / 1st private team

Baja Serra de Monchique – 5th overall

Rally TT Castelo Branco – 7th overall

2004
Baja Terras d’el Rei – 6th overall

Rally TT Serras do Norte – 8th overhall

Rally TT Montes Alentejanos – 3rd overall

Rally TT Segafredo Zanetti – 10th overhall

Baja Portalegre – 8th overall

2005
Rally TT Castelo Branco – 8th overall

Rally TT Montes Alentejanos – 7th overall

Montes de Cuenca Rally – 10th overall

2006
Baja Terras d’el Rei – 3rd overall

Baja Serra de Monchique – 4th overall

2007
Baja Terras d’el Rei – 6th overall

Rally TT Esporão – 7th overall

Transibérico Rally – 6th overall / 2nd Portuguese team

2008
Transibérico Rally – 4th overall / 1st private team / 2nd Portuguese team

Dakar Series Pax Rally – 18th overall / 4th Portuguese team

2009
Argentina Chile Dakar Rally – 80th overall

Baja Portalegre – 10th overall

2010
Ervideira Rally TT – 3rd overall / 1st T8

2011
Africa Eco Race Rally – 2nd truck / 6th overall

2012
Africa Eco Race Rally – 2nd truck / 4th overall. Overall winner of the 9th Stage

Ervideira Rally TT – 2nd overall

Baja Spain Aragon – 2nd truck

Rally of Morocco – 3rd truck / 13th overall

2013
Africa Eco Race Rally – 3rd truck / 7th overall

Baja Spain Aragon – 2nd truck

Rally of Morocco – 1st truck / 17º overall

2014
Africa Eco Race Rally – 3rd truck / 7th overall

Baja TT Rota do Douro – 4th overall

Rally of Morocco – 4th truck / 10th overall

2015
Africa Eco Race Rally – 4th truck / 11th overall

Baja de Loulé – 3rd overall

Baja Spain Aragon – 7th overall

2016
Africa Eco Race – 3rd truck / 14th overall

Baja de Reguengos – 2nd overall

Baja de Idanha-a-Nova – 2nd overall

Baja de Portalegre – 4th overall

2017
Morocco Desert Challenge – 3rd truck / 5th overall

Baja de Loulé – 4th overall

Baja TT do Pinhal – 1st overall

2018
Baja TT de Loulé – 1st overall

Baja TT de Reguengos – 3rd overall

Baja TT da Extremadura – 1st overall

Baja TT de Idanha – 1st overall

Winner of the Iberian Cross Country Cup

2019
Africa Eco Race Rally – 1st truck / 5th overall

Drivers: Messias Ferreira, João Cruz, António Baião, Ricardo Oliveira, Pedro Gameiro, Vítor Mendes, Hélder Oliveira, Madalena Antas, Nelson Clemente, Alexandra Gameiro, José Mendes, Victor Figueiredo, Alejandro Martins, Martine Pereira, Paulo Sousa, Rui Marques, Elisabete Jacinto, Maria Luís, João Belo and Sheik Khalid Al Qassimi.

Cars: Nissan Pickup V6, Nissan Terrano II 3.0 TD, Nissan Terrano II V6, Suzuki Jimny, Nissan Patrol GR, Toyota Land Cruiser T2, Nissan Patrol GR V8, Hyundai Santa Fé, Nissan Pickup Proto, Toyota Land Cruiser T1, Opel Astra Proto, Nissan Pathfinder T1, Isuzu Pickup Rodeo T2, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado T2, Nissan Pickup 03, Mitsubishi Pajero Evo, MAN TGS 18.345, Nissan Pickup 06, Toyota Hilux Overdrive OTB, Opel Depieres Proto, Toyota Hilux Overdrive IRS and Toyota Hilux Overdrive RCF.

Teams: MRacing, Prolama, Cimpomotor, Racing Team Santinho Mendes, Promotech, Team Motivo, Padock Competições, Nissan Tecnosport Italia, Toyota France, Team OLEOBAN, Nuno Matos Proto Team, Team Bio-Ritmo/MAN Potugal and Overdrive.

Elisabete Jacinto

beta_01A mais radical das aventureiras
Durante vários anos Elisabete Jacinto desafiou o universo masculino, competindo em moto nas mais difíceis competições de todo-o-terreno, disputadas em diversos continentes. Todavia, para esta professora de Geografia que apenas aos 24 anos de idade aprendeu a pilotar uma máquina de duas rodas e apenas com o intuito de dela se servir para o dia-a-dia, o maior desafio foi sempre consigo própria, acreditando que a vontade e tenacidade superam todas as barreiras.

E foi sob esse lema que, passando por cima de todas as dificuldades, não só se atreveu a ser a primeira portuguesa a enfrentar o mítico Paris-Dakar em moto, acrescentando-lhe a proeza de concluir a prova mas, mais do que isso, conseguindo triunfar entre as Senhoras, contra adversárias detentoras de um enorme palmarés e integradas em equipas profissionais.

Às motos, sucederam-se os carros e o retomar das vitórias internacionais entre as Senhoras.
Mas os grandes desafios continuam a encontrar eco na tenacidade internacionalmente reconhecida de Elisabete Jacinto e, três meses depois de ter obtido a carta de condução de pesados, apresentou-se à partida, para a edição das bodas de prata do Dakar (2003), instalada aos comandos de um Camião, um tipo de máquina que encontra na prova africana uma magnífico espaço para competição, mas da qual as mulheres se mantiveram afastadas durante largos anos.

É em 2004 que Elisabete não só se torna numa das primeiras mulheres do Mundo a concluir o rali Paris-Dakar conduzindo um camião como se transforma na primeira mulher a ganhar uma especial nesta categoria no Rallye Optic Tunisie 2000.

Desde então tem levado a cabo um trabalho contínuo tendo feito progressos ao nível da condução, preparação técnica do seu camião e organização de equipa do qual muito se orgulha. Cerca de 40% da preparação técnica do seu camião é, actualmente, feita em Portugal.

Apesar da sua experiência na competição ter sido também marcada por alguns momentos particularmente difíceis, Elisabete não baixa os braços e ruma em direcção ao topo da classificação geral das mais variadas competições onde participa.

Elisabete Jacinto – Cross-Country Driver

beta_curriculumElisabete Jacinto
Date of birth: 8th June 1964
Marital Status: Married
Place of birth: Montijo
Living in: Lisbon/Benfica

Studies:

Graduated in Geography at Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa in 1987.
Post-graduation in Geography Teaching.

Jobs:

Geography teacher (not exercised at present).
Cross-country driver.

AUTHOR OF SCHOOL BOOKS:

“Guia de Aprendizagem de Geografia” (Volumes I and II) for the subject of Ciências Sociais e Formação Cívica studied at Evening School. Written with co-author Eduarda Pina (1995). Published by Plátano Editora.

“Guia de Aprendizagem de Ciências do Ambiente, Unidade 3 – A Terra em Transformação”, for Basic School pupils with learning difficulties (1996). Co-author Maria Eduarda Pina. Published by Plátano Editora.

“Guia de Aprendizagem de Ciências do Ambiente, Unidade 6 – A Terra em Movimento”, for Basic School pupils with learning difficulties (1996). Co-author Maria Eduarda Pina. Published by Plátano Editora.

“Guia de Aprendizagem de Ciências do Ambiente, Unidade 8 – Elementos Climáticos e Factores que os Condicionam”, for Basic School pupils with learning difficulties (1997). Co-author Maria Eduarda Pina. Published by Plátano Editora.

“Guia de Aprendizagem de Ciências do Ambiente, Unidade 9 – O Clima como factor do Ambiente”, for Basic School pupils with learning difficulties (1997). Co-author Maria Eduarda Pina. Published by Plátano Editora.”Ciências Sociais e Formação Cívica – Guia de Aprendizagem”, Units 5, 6, 7 and 8. Co-authors Margarida Sequeira, Maria Adelaide Soares and Maria Eduarda Pina (1998). Published by Plátano Editora.

“Ciências Sociais e Formação Cívica – Guia de Aprendizagem”, Units 9, 10, 11 and 12. Co-authors Margarida Sequeira, Maria Adelaide Soares and Maria Eduarda Pina (1998). Published by Plátano Editora.

AUTHOR OF COMIC STRIP BOOKS

“Os Portugas no Dakar” (Portugeese at the Dakar), Volume 1, co-author Luís Pinto Coelho, published by Plátano Editora, 2003.

“Os Portugas no Dakar” (Portugeese at the Dakar), Volume 2, co-author Luís Pinto Coelho, published by Plátano Editora, 2007.

“Irina no Master Rali” (Irina at the Master Rally), Plátano Editora, 2010

LECTURER

She deals with subjects connected with her sports activity in schools, universities and firms.

DECORATIONS and DISTINCTIONS

Ordem do Mérito (Order of Merit) – Granted by His Excellency the President of the Republic

Diploma de Mérito Desportivo (Diploma of Merit in Sports) – Federação Nacional de Motociclismo (National Federation of Motorcycling)

Diploma de Mérito de Barca da Aldegalega (Diploma of Merit from Barca da Aldegalega) – Junta de Freguesia do Montijo (Small Constituency in Montijo)

Diploma de reconhecimento por serviços prestados (Diploma recognizing relevant services) – Região de Turismo da Costa Azul (Blue Coast Tourist Region)

“Prestígio” (Prestige) Prize – Federação Portuguesa de Automobilismo e Karting (Portuguese Federation of Car Racing and Karting)

Distinguished by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Professor Anibal Cavaco Silva in the Celebration of the 10th of June in 2014.

Reception by the President of the Portuguese Republic, Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, 2019

Montijo County Gold Medal, 2019

SPORTS RÉSUMÉ IN MOTORCYCLES

TITLES

1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Winner of the Ladies’ Trophy in the National Motocross Championship

1999, 2000, 2001
1st Woman in the Motocross World Cup

INTERNATIONAL RACES

1994

Winner of the Ladies’ Cup in Baja de Alta Alcarria (Spain)

Winner of the Ladies’ Cup in Baja de Aragón (Spain)

1995
Winner of the Ladies’ Cup in Baja de Alta Alcarria (Spain)

1996
Winner of the Ladies’ Cup in Baja de Alta Alcarria (Spain)

1997
Baja de Alta Alcarria (Spain):

1st in the Ladies’ Cup
5th in Class 4
13th in General Classification

Baja España Aragón (Spain):

1st in the Ladies’ Cup
3rd in the less than 400cc Class
13th in General Classification

Received a merit in sports distinction

Rallye Optic Tunisie (Tunisia):

Runner-up lady
2nd in the less than 400cc Marathon Class
52nd in General Classification

1998
Rallye Paris Granada Dakar:
Took Part

Rallye Optic Tunisie (Tunisia):Runner-up lady
1st in the 250cc Class
60th in General Classification

Rallye Atlas Savane (Morocco):
Runner-up lady
3rd in the up to 250cc Class
47th in General Classification

Rallye Alta Alcarria (Spain):
1st in the Ladies’ Cup
3rd in the up to 250cc Class
13th in General Classification

Baja Aragón (Spain):
1st in the Ladies’ Cup
6th in the up to 250cc Class
15th in General Classification

Montes de Cuenca (Spain):
1st in the Ladies’ Cup
35th in General Classification

UAE Desert Challenge (United Arab Emirates):
67th in the General Classification

1999
Rallye Granada Dakar:
Took Part

Tunisian Rally:
3rd in the Ladies’ Cup
64th in General Classification

Master Rally:
1st in the Ladies’ Cup
8th in General Classification

Baja Telecel 1000:
1st in the Ladies’ Cup

Montes de Cuenca (Spain):
1st in the Ladies’ Cup
8th in General Classification

UAE Desert Challenge (United Arab Emirates):
Took Part
World Cup Classification:
1st Among Ladies
13th in General Classification

2000
Rallye Dakar Cairo:
1st in the Ladies’ Cup
49th in General Classification

Tunisian Rally:
Took Part

“Trophée Optic 2000 de L’Exploit

Master Rally:
Took Part

UAE Desert Challenge (United Arab Emirates):
1st in the Ladies’ Cup
8th in General Classification

World Cup Classification:
1st Among Ladies
25th in General Classification

2001
Rallye Paris Dakar:
Runner-up in the Ladies’ Cup
56th in General Classification

Montes de Cuenca (Spain):
1st in the Ladies’ Cup
9th in General Classification
Baja Aragón (Spain):
1st in the Ladies’ Cup
13th in General Classification
UAE Desert Challenge (United Arab Emirates):
1st in the Ladies’ Cup
4th in General Classification

World Cup Classification:
1st Among Ladies
13th in General Classification
2000
1st Woman in the Motocross World Cup

SPORTS RÉSUMÉ IN CARS

2000
Baja TT Optiroc:
Took Part

2001
3 Hours CC Compaq:
Runner-up in Jimny Cup
1st Ladies Team

Baja Telecel 1000:
16th in Jimny Cup
1st Ladies Team


24 Hours CC Vodafone
:
16th in Jimny Cup
23rd in General Classification

2002
3 Hours CC Accenture:
10th in Jimny Cup
30th in General Classification


Lameirinho / Serras do Norte CC Rally
:
12th in Jimny Cup
32nd in General Classification

Baja España Aragón:
Runner-up in the Ladies’ Cup (driving a Toyota Land Cruiser/T2)
16th in T2 rank
42nd in General Classification
Esporão Vindimas CC Rally:
6th in Jimny Cup

Master Rally:
1st in the Ladies’ Cup (driving a Toyota Land Cruiser/T2)
6th in T2 rank
23rd in General Classification

2003
Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles:
Winner in SUV rank (driving a Renault Kangoo)

2004
Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles:
Runner-up in SUV rank (driving a Renault Kangoo)

2006
Orpi Morocco Rally:
Took Part (driving a Bowler Wildcat)

SPORTS RÉSUMÉ IN TRUCKS

2003
Telefónica Dakar Rally:
Took Part (driving a Mercedes)

2004
Telefónica Dakar Rally:
26th in General Classification (driving a Renault Kerax)

Rallye Optic 2000 Tunisie:
Runner-up in General Classification (driving a Renault Kerax)
(1st in General Classification at the 5th round)

2005
Telefónica Dakar Rally:
24th in General Classification (driving a Renault Kerax)
Rallye Orpi Marroc:
3rd in General Classification (driving a Renault Kerax)
AMV Shamrock Rally:
1st in General Classification (driving a Renault Kerax)

2006
Lisboa-Dakar Rally:
Took Part (driving a Renault Kerax)

AMV Shamrock Rally:
Took Part (driving a MAN M2000)

2007
Lisboa-Dakar Rally:
21st in General Classification (driving a MAN M2000)
7th in the Trucks with Less than 10 000cc class

Optic 2000 Tunisie Rally:
2nd in General Classification (driving a MAN M2000)

AMV Shamrock Rally:
1st in General Classification (driving a MAN M2000)

2008
Rallye Aïcha de Gazelles (Morocco):
2nd in General Classification (driving a MAN M2000)

Tunisian Rally:
2nd in General Classification  (driving a MAN M2000)
1st in the Trucks With Less than 10 cc Class

AMV Shamrock (Morocco):
Took Part (driving a MAN M2000)

2009
Dakar-Argentina-Chile Rally:
Took Part (driving a MAN M2000)

Shamrock Rally (Morocco):
2nd in General Classification (driving a MAN TGS)

2010
Africa Race Rally:
Took Part (driving a MAN TGS)

Tunisian Rally:
1st in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)
8th in the General Car/Truck Classification

Moroccan Rally:
1st in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)
11th in the General Car/Truck Classification

2011
Africa Eco Race Rally
:
2nd in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)
7th in the General Car/Truck Classification

Tunisian Rally:
1st in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)
8th in the General Car/Truck Classification

2012
Africa Eco Race Rally:
2nd in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)
4th in the General Car/Truck Classification

Aïcha Des Gazelles Rally:
3rd in the General Classification (driving a VW Amarok)

Baja de Aragón:
2nd in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)

Moroccan Rally:
3rd in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)
13th in the General Car/Truck Classification

2013
Africa Eco Race Rally:
3rd in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)
7th in the General Car/Truck Classification

Aïcha Des Gazelles Rally:
11th in the General Classification of Car/Trucks (driving a VW Amarok)

Baja de Aragón:
2nd in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)

Moroccan Rally:
1st in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)
17th in the General Car/Truck Open Classification

2014
Africa Eco Race Rally:
3rd in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)
7th in the General Car/Truck Classification

Rali Aïcha des Gazelles:
2nd in the General Classification of Car/Trucks (driving a VW Amarok)

Moroccan Rally:
4th in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)
10th in the General Car/Truck Open Classification

2015
Africa Eco Race Rally:
4th in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)
11th in the General Car/Truck Classification

Rali Aïcha des Gazelles:
6th in the General Classification of Expert Class (driving a VW Amarok)

Moroccan Rally:
12th in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)
24th in the General Car/Truck Open Classification

 2016
Africa Eco Race Rally:
3rd in the General Classification of Trucks (driving a MAN TGS)
14th in the General Car/Truck Classification

Rali Aïcha des Gazelles:
5th in the General Classification of Expert Class (driving a VW Amarok)

Libya Rally:
Took Part

2017
Africa Eco Race Rally
Took Part in the

Morocco Desert Challenge Rally:
3rd Place in the Truck Class Classification

Oilibya du Maroc Rally:
Took Part

2018
Africa Eco Race Rally
Took Part in the

Morocco Desert Challenge Rally:
7rd Place in the Truck Class Classification

2019
Africa Eco Race Rally:
1st place in the Truck General Classification (driving a MAN TGS),
5th place in the Car/Truck General

HOBBIES:

Recreational Diving:
Master Scuba Diver, PADI, 2009
Divemaster, PADI, 2010

Photography

EXPERIENCES:

Parachuting Course
Blue Emotion Parachuting School, 2007

Mountaineering
Climbing Mont Blanc with success, in an activity promoted by the French Government when it assumed the European Union Government. 2008.

2013 History

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As in the previous season, Elisabete Jacinto takes part in competitions with the MAN TGS truck, and the navigator is José Marques, and the mechanic, Marco Cochinho.

The season began with the Africa Eco Race Rally, where there were rather competitive trucks. The team got third place among trucks and was seventh in the Car/Truck joint classification.

Once again, they entered Baja de Aragón, where they managed to be second in the truck category, and they finished the season with a brilliant first place among several prototype trucks in the Oilibya du Maroc Rally.

During the season there were training sessions in Morocco, bearing in mind the continuous technical improvement of the MAN TGS.

Elisabete also took part in the Rallye Aicha des Gazelles, driving an Amarock, once again in the VW France Team, and having the French woman Valérie Dot as navigator.

They led the competition from the first day but, when there were only thirty kilometers to the finishing line, a mechanical problem made them lose places, and they were eleventh.

 

2012 History

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Having finished the Africa Eco Race with an excellent second place among trucks and fourth in the Car/Truck classification, the team felt the need to technically improve the truck.

Therefore, the performance of the engine was enhanced, the tanks were raised to better allow going over the crests of dunes, a cabin support system was created, and the exit angle and suspensions were improved.

The truck also changed in appearance, with the new logo of the Oleoban brand.

Instead of the usual Tunisian rally (which did not take place this year),  the team entered the Baja de Aragón and is second among trucks and seventh in the Car/Truck general classification. There followed the Moroccan rally, where once again they had to face really competitive trucks, and they finished in third place.

The year 2012 also included Elisabete taking part in the main navigation rally in the world, the Aϊcha des Gazelles Rally. She was invited to enter the Volkswagen team, which had 10 Pick-up Amarock in it. She teamed with Sofia Carvalhosa and was third in the Car/Truck classification.

It was a good sports year for the whole team!

 

2014 History

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The year 2014 began with the Oleoban team entering the Africa Eco Race Rally.

At the last streak Elisabete drops from second to third place in the Truck category due to a problem in the front transmission of her MAN, driving the last 60km with just two-wheel drive.

With Valérie Dot she takes part in the Aicha des Gazelles Rally, driving a VW Amarock, and finishes second in the 4×4/Truck category.

In the Moroccan Rally she competes with several prototype trucks and finishes fourth in the Truck category. This year, Hydraplan, Lisbon MAN concessionary, moved to another venue, and that reflected in the need for a new workshop.

A new cargo box, more functional and resistant, was built for the assistance truck.

The competition truck also had its cargo box replaced with a lighter one and having better aerodynamic performance.