Olivier Lavorel, a French sidecar passenger, died of injuries sustained in a crash at the Isle of Man TT races on Saturday, becoming the event’s second fatality.
The 35-year-old from Sillingy was killed in an accident on the first lap of the first sidecar race at Ago’s Leap, according to organizers. The race was halted and did not resume.
For the first time, he was competing in the TT races as a passenger for his compatriot César Chanel, who was taken to a Liverpool hospital in a critical condition.
Mark Purslow, a British Supersport racer, killed in a TT qualifying accident at Ballagarey on Wednesday.
The races around the island off the north-west coast of England have resumed following a two-year hiatus caused by the Covid outbreak, the longest such hiatus since World War II.
They have been held on the road course since 1907 and are among the most dangerous in motorsport, with 262 fatalities to date in events such as the Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT.