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TT 2022: French Sidecar passenger Olivier Lavorel killed following crash | Driver César Chanel in ‘vital’ situation


The opening Sidecar TT race on Saturday was red-flagged after an incident at Ago's Leap. Racing has been abandoned.
The opening Sidecar TT race on Saturday was red-flagged after an incident at In the past’s Leap. Racing has been deserted.

Olivier Lavorel, 35, died following the incident at In the past’s Leap on the opening lap of the scheduled three-lap race. The race was red-flagged and later deserted. The motive force, César Chanel, is in a vital situation.

A press release on Saturday night time mentioned: “The Isle of Man TT Races regrets to verify that Olivier Lavorel, 35, from Sillingy, France was killed in an incident throughout the first Sidecar Race of the 2022 Isle of Man TT Races. The accident occurred at In the past’s Leap, slightly below 1 mile into the Course, on the opening lap of the race.

“Olivier was competing in his first TT as a passenger to César Chanel. César was taken to Noble’s Hospital by highway and airlifted to Aintree Hospital in a vital situation.

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French Sidecar crew César Chanel and Olivier Lavorel.

“Olivier and César have been each newcomers on the Isle of Man TT Races and had been elevated from begin quantity 39 to start out quantity 21 after qualifying because the fifteenth quickest pairing, having posted a powerful lap velocity of 108.420mph.

“An skilled pairing, Olivier and César had taken quite a few victories and podiums within the French F1 and F2 Nationwide Sidecar Championships.

“The isle of Man TT Races move on their deepest sympathy to Olivier’s household, mates and family members, and our ideas and finest needs are with César presently.”

Saturday’s tragedy is the second deadly accident of the 2022 TT Races after Welsh rider Mark Purslow died following a crash in qualifying at Ballagarey.

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