A sad news mourned the celebrations of the end of the 2022 edition of the Dakar Rally. An assistance vehicle collided with a local truck, and the impact caused the death of a PH Sport team mechanic.
The organization of the Dakar Rally reported that on the morning of Friday, January 14, at 11:30 a.m. (local time), "at km 234 of the assistance link route, there was an accident between an assistance vehicle and a local truck, as reported by the Local Police. Unfortunately, the driver of the vehicle, Quentin Lavalée, a French national and member of the PH Spot team, has died as a result of the accident.”
Lavalée was 20 years old and was the chief mechanic of the Peugeot 205 Turbo1.6 number 726 that was participating in the Dakar Classic. The passenger who was traveling with him, Maxime Frère, a Belgian national, was injured; He has abdominal and thoracic contusion, so he has been transferred conscious to the National Guards Hospital in Jeddah, where he is undergoing a complete check-up.
From the organization they expressed their deepest condolences to Quentin's family, friends and loved ones and to the PH Sport team.