January 14 th 2022 - 15:18 [GMT + 3]

This morning at 11:30, on the assistance liaison route, an accident involving an assistance vehicle and a local truck, according to local police authorities, occurred at kilometre 234. The driver of the car belonging to the team PH Sport, Quentin Lavallée, of France, very sadly passed away in the accident. He was 20 years of age. His passenger, the Belgian Maxime Frère, was injured and was transported to the National Guards Hospital in Jeddah. He was conscious and a full analysis is underway. Quentin was chief mechanic on the 205 Turbo 16 racing in the Dakar Classic (n°726). The Dakar offers its sincerest condolences to Quentin’s family, loved ones and PH Sport.

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