LA QUIACA, ARGENTINA - JANUARY 09:  Yazeed Alrajhi of Saudi Arabia and Timo Gottschalk of Germany in the TOYOTA HILUX for TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SOUTH AFRICA competes on day 7 stage seven from Uyuni in Bolivia to Salta in Argentina during the 2016 Dakar Rally on January 9, 2016 in near La Quiaca, Argentina.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Yazeed Alrajhi of Saudi Arabia and Timo Gottschalk of Germany in the TOYOTA HILUX for TOYOTA GAZOO RACING SOUTH AFRICA competes on day 7 of the 2016 Dakar Rally. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

A 63-year-old man was killed at the Dakar Rally on Saturday when he was involved in a collision with a car driven by French competitor Lionel Baud during the rain-lashed seventh stage, organisers said.

“An accident occurred at the 82km mark of the day on Bolivian territory when competitor 409 Lionel Baud collided with a 63-year-old man who had become isolated on the track,” said a statement from the organisers.

The seventh stage of the gruelling race between Uyuni in Bolivia and Salta in Argentina had already been held up due to violent thunderstorms.

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