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Isle of Man TT organizers have announced that French wheelchair rider Olivier Lavorel has died from his injuries, bringing the death toll this year to six.

Lavorel was seriously injured, and his compatriot Cesar Chanal died in an accident on June 4.

“Everyone at the Isle of Man TT Races is deeply saddened by the death of Olivier Lavorel today,” organizers said in a statement on Tuesday.

Olivier was airlifted to a hospital in Liverpool after the crash before being transferred to another hospital in France at the end of June, they added.

It was initially announced that Lavorel was killed and his teammate Chanal was taken to the hospital. Four days later, a new statement was released clarifying that it was Chanal who died.

British Supersport racer Mark Purslow, Northern Ireland veteran Davy Morgan and British father and son buggy riders Roger and Bradley Stockton were other casualties of this year’s races.

The competition has been held since 1907 and is one of the most dangerous in motorsport.


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