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Bike racer Victor Steeman dies of accidents after crash at Portimao

Victor Steeman, a motorbike racer for MTM Kawasaki who competed within the Supersport 300 World Championship collection, died Tuesday after being critically injured throughout a crash within the collection’ season finale at Portimao on Saturday. He was 22.

Steeman had been in rivalry to win the collection championship on Saturday at Algarve Worldwide Circuit in Portimao, Portugal when he was concerned in a critical accident on the preliminary begin of the opening race of the weekend, colliding with Jose Luis Perez Gonzalez in flip 14. Steeman was attended to trackside and on the circuit’s medical heart earlier than being airlifted to an area hospital in Faro with polytrauma and a extreme head damage.

Steeman was listed in vital situation following the accident earlier than his loss of life was confirmed Tuesday by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, the governing physique for worldwide bike racing.

“Following a critical incident within the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship’s Race 1 through the Pirelli Portuguese Spherical on the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, it’s with nice disappointment that we report the passing of rider Victor Steeman,” learn an announcement. “… The FIM Household, Dorna Group and the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve go on their deepest condolences to Victor’s household, pals, crew and family members.”

A local of Zevenaar within the Netherlands, Steeman broke into Supersport 300 in 2018 earlier than being employed as a beginning rider for Freudenberg in 2019. Driving a KTM, Steeman flashed promise by successful a pole at Jerez and scoring a finest end of fourth on his option to a fifth-place end within the championship standings.

After competing within the German IDM championship in 2020, Steeman returned to Supersport 300 in 2021, scoring his first profession victory on the Most GP earlier than ending tenth within the standings. The 2022 season had been a breakout yr for Steeman, as he had scored 4 wins, 5 podiums, and three poles earlier than coming into final weekend’s finale with an opportunity to win the world championship. Steeman would find yourself ending second within the remaining standings to Alvaro Diaz.

In an announcement, Steeman’s household shared that their son donated his organs upon his loss of life, which can save the lives of 5 different individuals.

“Regardless of the insufferable loss and grief, we’re extraordinarily proud to share with you that our hero, by means of his passing, was in a position to save 5 different individuals by donating his organs,” learn the household assertion. “We wish to thank everybody for the best way you’ve got lived with us over the previous few days. We’ll miss our Victor enormously.

Steeman’s loss of life marks the second fatality within the historical past of Supersport 300, which was established in 2017 as a assist collection to the Superbike World Championship. Spanish rider Dean Berta Vinales was killed after being run over in an accident in September of 2021 at Jerez.