A French mechanic dies on the last day of the Dakar after an accident

The French Quentin Lavalee, a 20-year-old mechanic for the PH Sport team, died this Friday in the final link of the Rally Dakar in an accident between the assistance vehicle he was driving and a truck, the organization of the ‘raid’ has confirmed.

According to the Local Police, the accident occurred at around 11:30 local time at kilometer 234 of the assistance link route during the last stage of the rally, between Bisha and Jeddah over 164 kilometers. An assistance vehicle was involved in it, which Lavalee was driving, and a local truck.

As a result, the death of Lavalee, 20 years old. The passenger who was traveling with him, the Belgian Maxim Brother, was injured and was transferred conscious to the National Guards Hospital de Yeda where a complete review is being carried out.

Lavalee was chief mechanic of the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 vehicle that participated in the Dakar Classic with the number 726, piloted by the Frenchman Rudy Jacquot with the Frenchman Willy Alcaraz as co-pilot.

“The whole caravan of Dakar wishes to convey his deepest condolences to Quentin’s family, friends and loved ones and to the PH Spot team,” the organization said in a statement.

In this way, the raid toughest in the world has once again claimed a life during the competition, already exceeding seven dozen in its history. In recent years, the French pilot died Pierre Cherpin (2021), the Dutch Edwin Straver (2020) and the Portuguese Paulo Goncalves (2020), while the most disastrous edition was that of 1986, with seven deaths.

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