Isle of Man TT announces death of sixth competitor from crash injuries – The Guardian
Isle associated with Man TT announces death of sixth competitor from crash injuries
- Sidecar passenger Olivier Lavorel was involved in 4 June crash
- Teammate César Chanal was also killed in incident
Isle of Man TT organisers have announced that the French sidecar passenger Olivier Lavorel had died associated with his accidental injuries, bringing the particular death toll for this year’s event to six. Lavorel suffered serious injuries and his compatriot César Chanal was killed in a crash on 4 06.
“Everyone at the Department of Guy TT Races is deeply saddened in order to today learn of the passing of Olivier Lavorel, ” organisers said on Tuesday.
Olivier had been airlifted to a hospital in Liverpool after the crash, before being transferred to another hospital in France in late June, they added.
It was initially declared that Lavorel had been killed with Chanal having been taken in order to hospital. Four days later, a new statement has been issued clarifying that it was Chanal who died.
British Supersport rider Mark Purslow, Northern Irish veteran Davy Morgan plus British father and child sidecar riders Roger and Bradley Stockton were the particular other fatalities at this year’s races.
The event has been run since 1907 and ranks among the most dangerous in motorsport.