The racing world remembered a female rally driver’s death Saturday. Laura Salvo was killed in a crash, reportedly after striking a tree during a race at the Rally Vidreiro Centro in Portugal.
The 21-year-old Spaniard was co-driving with Miguel Socias in a Peugeot. The Associated Press reported she died on site after being attended to by medics before a medical helicopter arrived.
The race was canceled after the wreck.
We are saddened to hear the news that Spanish rally car co-driver Laura Salvo has died in a crash at the Rally Vidreiro in Portugal.
Our thoughts are with her family and friends. RIP, Laura. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/FBKyRlrjWQ
— W Series (@WSeriesRacing) October 10, 2020
The FIA and its Women in Motorsport Commission pay tribute to the 21-year-old rally co-driver, Laura Salvo, who tragically passed away in a crash yesterday during a round of the Portuguese Rally Championship.
Our sincerest condolences go out to her family, friends, and team. pic.twitter.com/GvIq5QwjrA
— FIA (@fia) October 11, 2020
We are incredibly saddened to hear the news that young Spanish rally co-driver Laura Salvo has died in a crash at the Rally Vidreiro in Portugal.
Our thoughts are with her family, friends and team at this time. pic.twitter.com/Pw7MCSF5Bz
— Extreme E (@ExtremeELive) October 10, 2020
Muy consternado por la noticia del fallecimiento de la copiloto Laura Salvo durante el Rally Vidreiro en Portugal. Todo mi apoyo y cariño a sus familiares y amigos.
— Carlos Sainz (@Carlossainz55) October 10, 2020
Hoy es un día muy triste para el mundo de los rallyes, por el accidente y el fallecimiento de Laura Salvo. Quiero mandar un fuerte abrazo a su familia y amigos!! D.E.P pic.twitter.com/xvVveYOAHu
— Carlos Sainz (@CSainz_oficial) October 10, 2020
Siento mucho el fallecimiento de la copiloto Laura Salvo en el Rally Vidreiro en Portugal. Mis sinceras condolencias a sus familiares y amig@s. Todo mi apoyo en estos momentos tan difíciles 🙏
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) October 10, 2020
Peugeot Sport wishes to express their sincerest condolences to the family and friends of codriver Laura Salvo, who died this morning following an accident at Rally Vidreio Centro in Portugal. https://t.co/xryXrO29ju
— Peugeot Sport (@peugeotsport) October 10, 2020
Quote from Women in Motorsport Ireland:
"We have just heard the heartbreaking news that Spanish rally co-driver, Laura Salvo has tragically passed away following an incident at Peugeot Rally Cup Ibérica in the Rally Vidreiro de Portugal Rally today.
Rest in Peace💔" pic.twitter.com/CB0UeFYr29
— 🆁🅰🅻🅻🆈🅸🅽🅶 🅸🆂 🅻🅸🅵🅴☘️ (@rallyingislife) October 10, 2020