Motorcycle: A Frenchman loses his life in the Tourist Trophy considered the deadliest race in the world

Three days after the death of a Welsh driver, a French competitor lost his life on Saturday during the 2022 edition of the Tourist Trophy, reputed to be the deadliest race in the world.

The Tourist Trophy has been bereaved by a new tragedy. Three days after the death of Welsh pilot Mark Purslow, it was a Frenchman who lost his life on Saturday in this race organized on the Isle of Man and above all considered the deadliest in the world. Aged 35, Olivier Lavorel, who took part in this event for the first time, was a passenger in a sidecar and did not survive an accident.

Pilot César Chanel was seriously injured and transported in critical condition to hospital in Liverpool. “We would like to send our deepest condolences to Olivier’s family, loved ones and friends. Our thoughts are also with his teammate, César Chanel, who is in critical condition following the accident,” the organizers said in a statement. Interrupted, the race was stopped definitively.

In the middle of the week, Welsh pilot Mark Purslow (29) lost his life, while Englishman Dave Moffitt, from the Isle of Man, was also transported to hospital in Liverpool in serious condition but steady.

These tragic disappearances further tarnish the sad reputation of the Tourist Trophy. A total of 262 people have died since its creation in 1907.

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