The organization of the race formalized this death on Friday.
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The rally-raid is in mourning. Quentin Lavallée, a French mechanic who participated in the Dakar 2022, died in a road accident on the sidelines of the race in Saudi Arabia, the organizers announced on Friday January 14.
The victim was 20 years old. “His passenger, Maxime Frère, of Belgian nationality, was injured and transported conscious to the National Guards Hospital in Jeddah where a full assessment is in progress”, is it specified in the press release.
His support vehicle was engaged in a crossover when he hit a civilian truck, according to local police. It was 11:30 a.m. Quentin Lavallée held the position of chief mechanic on the 205 T16 No. 726 entered in the Dakar Classic. This Friday was the last day of racing for the 2022 edition of the Dakar.