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Paulo Nobre

Date of birth : 24/02/1968

Who is he? Nobre, a regular in the world championship and cross-country events in the past, is back competing at international level for the first time since 2012 with a season-long ERC campaign in a Motorsport Italia ŠKODA Fabia R5.

No rallying but no resting either: During that time, he kept busy masterminding the revival of his beloved football team, Palmeiras, in his role as Club President following a period of decline for the club.

Back to his hobby: With his job complete, Nobre is returning to his “hobby” and will contest all eight rounds of the FIA European Rally Championship in 2018.

Points breakthrough: The ever-charismatic Brazilian scored his first European championship points on June’s EKO Acropolis Rally.

Home event: With Motorsport Italia the driving force behind Rally di Roma Capitale, the all-asphalt event was as close as it would get to a home rally for Nobre.

Azores Airlines Rallye: 18
Rally Islas Canarias: DNF
EKO Acropolis Rally: 9
Cyprus Rally: 14
Rally di Roma Capitale: 16
Barum Czech Rally Zlín: 24
Rally Poland: 17
Rally Liepāja: DNF