- Date of Birth: 19/10/1968
The uncle of top Portuguese rally driver João Barros, Elias is something of a late starter in the sport. His first full season came in 2015, but he achieved good enough results in his Ford Fiesta R5 to finish ninth in the Portuguese championship. Last season’s Azores Airlines Rallye was his first appearance in the ERC, run by the same P&B Racing team as his nephew. He was eighth in the final rankings but this season has started badly with a crash and a mechanical failure on the opening two rounds of the Portuguese championship.