French mechanic dies in Dakar Rally accident - News Summed Up

French mechanic dies in Dakar Rally accident


By Dalal Mawad, CNNA French mechanic died in an accident on Friday during the Dakar Rally held in Saudi Arabia, according to a statement by Dakar Rally organizers. The statement said the accident, which involved an assistance vehicle and a local truck, killed 20-year-old Quentin Lavalée on the assistance liaison route. The French driver was chief mechanic on the 205 Turbo 16 racing the Dakar classic, according to the statement. Separately, two days before the beginning of the rally on December 30, a car exploded, severely injuring its French pilot, Philippe Boutron. There are traditionally five major vehicle categories in the Dakar Rally: cars, motorbikes, trucks, UTVs and quad bikes.


Source: CNN January 14, 2022 15:58 UTC



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