Laura Salvo Wiki -Laura Salvo Bio
Laura Salvo is the 21-year-old rally co-driver who died in an accident in Portugal on October 10 at around 10:30 a.m. local time.
The incident occurred during the first stage of the Vidreiro Rally, according to a statement on the competition’s Facebook page. At the time of the accident, the car was driven by Miguel Socias. The car went off the road and collided with another vehicle and a pine tree. Doctors arrived on the scene within two minutes of trying to resuscitate Salvo. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A follow-up statement on the Facebook page said that the Vidreiro Rally was canceled in honor of Salvo.
Salvo & Socias Began Partnering as Drivers in September 2019
Previously, Salvo raced with Miguel Socias in the Suzuki Swift Cup. In September 2020, Salvo and Socias were successful at the Xixona Rally. The two announced that they would be partnering together in September 2020.
Salvo won the Rally del Bierzo while driving a Hyundai i20 R5 alongside Surhayen Pernia in February 2020. The pair completed the race in 1 hour and 38 minutes.
Salvo’s co-driver, Miguel Socias, is originally from the Spanish island of Mallorca. Spanish tabloid Marca reports that as a result of the accident, Socias was
hospitalized with minor injuries.
Mundo Deportivo reports that Salvo and Socias won the 2020 Xixona Rally driving a Peugeot Rally4. Peugeot Sport said in a statement: “Peugeot Sport wishes to express its condolences to the family and friends of co-driver Laura Salvo, who died this morning following an accident at the Vidreio Centro Rally in Portugal.” Marca reports that Salvo began her career as a rally driver while still a teenager.
Salvo’s Sister Is Fellow Driver Maria Salvo
Salvo’s sister is Maria Salvo, a well-known rally driver who also competed in the Vidreiro Rally. The sisters are natives of the Spanish city of Valencia. In addition to her conducting career, Salvo was also a great guitarist and singer.
In Total Salvo Competed in 37 Races During Her Career
According to Salvo’s ERWC profile, his father Gabriel is also a rally driver. That profile said that Salvo’s first race was in 2015. In total, Salvo competed in 37 rallies during his career. The Vidreiro Rally marked the first rally in which he competed outside of Spain.
The Valencia Drivers Federation paid tribute to Salvo in a tweet that said, via Google Translate: “Life can sometimes be very unfair. Unfortunately, Laura Salvo passed away while doing what she loved the most: co-pilot. D.E.P. His smile will illuminate us from heaven from now on. “