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Old 01-12-2013, 02:22 PM   #1
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R.I.P. Monsieur Jean Claude Olivier.

The legendary "patron" of Yamaha Motor France died today.

Racer, innovator, boss, legend.




http://www.rallye-tenere.net/JCO%20Tribute.htm






















He recentrly sold his racing bikes collection just to donate the amount for spine and head injuries investigation.





Good bye patron!!

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Old 01-12-2013, 04:42 PM   #2
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Just heard it in a by-note during the German coverage of today's Dakar stage. Couldn't and didn't want to believe it until I found it on Ingo Löchert's web-site www.rallye-tenere.net ,too at the end of Jean Claude Olivier's biography. And it's just been a simple accident in traffic.
A very sad day for all followers of desert-rallyeing ...
Sad greetings, Hans-Günter 'Bambi' Bambach
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:40 AM   #3
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RIP J-C

a very sad loss, more so because Jean Claude was the quintessential racer first, manager second in an increasingly marketing-led world.

He will be missed
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:14 AM   #4
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...thats bad! dakar hero!! rip
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:02 PM   #5
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Yes, one of my heroes too! Too strange he dies just during the Dakar... RIP Jean-Claude!
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