The Dakar Rally organizers have confirmed that a PH Sport chief mechanic passed away after an accident at the liaison section of stage 12.

A big tragedy happened during the final day of the 2022 Dakar Rally. During the liaison part of stage 12, an assistance vehicle was involved in an accident with a local truck.

The driver of the assistance vehicle Quentin Lavalee passed away from injuries sustained in the accident. He was a chief mechanic of the no.726 PH Sport Peugeot that had participated in the Dakar Classic.

Maxime Frere, who also was in the PH Sport vehicle during the accident, had injuries and was transported to the National Guards Hospital in Jeddah. It was confirmed that he is conscious.

ASN Motorsports would like to express deepest condolences to Quentin Lavalee’s family and friends.

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