Albert Llovera Massana (AND)

Dakar Rally racer, former skier


Albert used to be a member of the Andorran national ski team. At only 17 years old, he was the youngest athlete in the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. A year later, participating in the European Cup in that same city, tragedy crossed his professional path, and an untimely accident ended with the cruel diagnosis: broken dorsal vertebrae. From now on, he would live accompanied by a wheelchair. During all those years, Albert has learned to live with his disability and has shown that in his desire to improve, he can overcome any obstacle, no matter how big.



His fighting and self-improvement spirit has led him to be the first driver in the world with a physical handicap who, driving solely and exclusively with his hands, stood on the podium as a winner alongside healthy drivers. What a challenge!
Albert has completed a total of 6 starts in the toughest race in the world — the Dakar Rally. In 2016, he became the first person with a physical handicap who completed this demanding rally in the truck category with the Czech FESH FESH team of Tomáš Vrátný. In 2024, he finished the Dakar Rally with the FESH FESH truck team on 17th place!
Albert has had to go through a long, arduous path full of shadows and difficulties to achieve this goal. Currently, he offers the competitiveness and reliability of any elite racing driver since his experience and training allow the development of new technologies applicable to the automotive world.


To Dakar in a wheelchair

Livingstone stage
20. 7. 2024 12:00 - 13:00


A former up-and-coming skier and now successful car racer, Albert Llovera is the epitome of toughness, resilience and faith. He has had a long and difficult time coming to terms with his handicap, and today he wins races. And that's why he's trying to inspire others.