The year 2006 has the special feature of the biggest rally in the world start in Lisbon.
In this rally Elisabete sets a good pace but has to give up after the day of rest because the front axle of her Kerax cracked.
Having stayed two days and two nights by the vehicle, this one is finally left in the middle of the Mauritanian desert and only in June is it recovered.
Elisabete closes her contract with Renault Trucks, and the truck she had driven became part of the exhibit of special vehicles in the museum Renault Trucks has in Leon.
She enters into a partnership with MAN Portugal and spends the year dealing with all the subjects necessary to obtain a new truck, which is delivered to her at the beginning of October.
While waiting, she takes part for the first time in an African competition (ORPI Marroc rally) driving a car but unfortunately suffers a mechanical failure when there were only 37km to get to the finishing line.
The remaining season is spent in tests and mechanical work, in view of preparing the Lisbon-Dakar 2007.