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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.

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 ,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
'Find me kindness, find me beauty, find me truth ...'
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:40 AM   #3
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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
03 640 adventure....still lovin it!

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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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