Dakar Rally: French mechanic dies in accident

The declaration stated the mishap, which included a support automobile and a regional truck, eliminated 20-year-old Quentin Lavalée on the support intermediary path.

The traveler, Belgian Maxime Frére, was hurt and transferred to the National Guards Healthcare Facility in Jeddah, the declaration included.

The French chauffeur was primary mechanic on the 205 Turbo 16 racing the Dakar classic, according to the declaration.

Independently, 2 days prior to the start of the rally on December 30, an automobile took off, badly hurting its French pilot, Philippe Boutron. The blast struck an assistance automobile coming from French group Sodicars not long after it left its Jeddah hotel for the race path triggering French district attorneys to open a terrorism examination.

France begins terrorism probe into Saudi Arabia blast ahead of Dakar Rally
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The Dakar Rally was kept in Europe and Africa from 1979 to 2007 however was transferred to South America and after that the Middle East in 2020 after the 2008 occasion was canceled following security issues.

There are generally 5 significant automobile classifications in the Dakar Rally: cars and trucks, motorcycles, trucks, UTVs and quad bikes.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.