“The Isle of Man TT Races is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sidecar competitor, Olivier Lavorel, from Sillingy, France,” reads the official statement.
“Olivier sustained serious injuries in an incident during the opening lap of the first Sidecar Race of the 2022 Isle of Man TT Races on the Saturday 4th June. The accident occurred at Ago’s Leap, just under 1 mile into the Course, and also claimed the life of Olivier’s team mate, César Chanel.”
“Olivier was airlifted to hospital in Liverpool before being transferred to a hospital in France in late June where his treatment continued…both Olivier and César [won] numerous victories and podiums in the French F1 and F2 National Sidecar Championships.”
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