José Camacho should start next Thursday, 5th August, his 35th participation in Rali Vinho da Madeira. The driver from Madeira, Regional Champion in 1990, started the competition, organized by Club Sports da Madeira, in 1985 and has failed only in 2010 and 2011.
Camacho, who is 58 years old, used vehicles so different, namely, the versions 1.6 e 1.9 of Peugeot 205 GTI, Peugeot 309 GTI, Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4, Opel Astra GSi, VW Golf GTI, Seat Ibiza Kit-Car, Peugeot 206 S1600, Fiat Grande Punto S2000 and Peugeot 208 T16. His best outcome was achieved in 2004, when he was the fourth with a Peugeot 306 Maxi.
Rui Fernandes, 32 participations, is the second driver with more performances in this competition and Rui Pinto, who is going to compete with the debut of a Ford Fiesta R5 MkII, being this his 29th participation. Among the drivers outside the Island, Bruno Magalhães is the leader of the board, as this is his 19th occasion in a competition that he considers to be one of his favourite.