Isle of Man TT announces death of sixth competitor from crash injuries

Isle of Man TT announces death of sixth competitor from crash injuries

Isle of Man TT organisers have announced that the French sidecar passenger Olivier Lavorel had died of his injuries, bringing the 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 June.

“Everyone at the Isle of Man TT Races is deeply saddened 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 announced that Lavorel had been killed with Chanal having been taken 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 and British father and son sidecar riders Roger and Bradley Stockton were the other fatalities at this year’s races.

The event has been run since 1907 and ranks among the most dangerous in motorsport.

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