The Isle of Man TT has claimed another victim, and this time it’s Olivier Lavorel. The rider, who was 35 years old, was involved in an accident the day before, and he was unable to recover from the injuries he had.
As a result, he became another racer to drop out of the legendary motorcycle race.
A collision occurred immediately after the beginning of a race involving the cyclist from Sillingy, France, who was a passenger in the sidecar driven by his fellow countryman Cesar Chanel.
It would appear that the rider would have passed away instantly, while his teammate Cesar was quickly transported to the hospital via helicopter. He is still being evaluated at the facility, where he is listed as being in critical condition.
After previously having fantastic success in the French championships in the category, Lavoral competed in the TT for the first time after having already competed in the French championships.
In a statement paying respect, the organizers expressed how “truly grieved” they were to learn of his passing.
Also Olivier and César were first-timers at the Isle of Man TT Races, but they both had a strong track record of success in the French F1 and F2 National Sidecar Championships, where they won multiple races and finished on the podium.
The death of Olivier brings the total number of people who have passed away due to the Isle of Man TT 2022 to six.