12 Jan 2013

French motorcylist killed in Daka rally

6:07 am on 12 January 2013

A French motorbike rider competing in the Dakar Rally has died after crashing into a Chilean police car.

Thomas Bourgin, aged 25, was making his way to the start of the seventh stage when he collided with the car coming in the opposite direction.

An inquiry has been launched into the precise circumstances of the incident which brings to three the number of deaths in this year's Dakar.

Two people were killed the previous day in Peru when their taxi collided with a support vehicle.