Horrible news just came out from across the pond. Franck Petricola died in a crash this evening during a qualifying session at the Isle of Man TT.

According to a statement by the ACU, the 32-year-old French racer was killed at the Sulby Crossroads at around 7:45 PM during the evening session of qualifying.

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Petricola raced in the IRRC Championship and was making his debut at this year’s Isle of Man TT after a crash put him out of the running for the 2014 race.

No information was provided about the circumstances of the crash and the ACU states that the “Coroner of Inquests has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the accident is underway.”

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