R.I.P. Monsieur Jean Claude Olivier.

Discussion in 'Racing' started by vander, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. vander

    vander full-time dreamer

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

    Racer, innovator, boss, legend.

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

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    Good bye patron!!

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  2. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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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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  3. Brodovitch

    Brodovitch Team ⌘R

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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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  4. izom

    izom Been here awhile

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    ...thats bad! dakar hero!! :cry rip
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  5. Gian

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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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