By George Ramsay, CNN
Dutch motorbike rider Victor Steeman has died following accidents he suffered throughout a race in Portugal, the governing physique of the game, the Federacion Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), introduced on Tuesday. He was 22.
Steeman was competing within the Supersport 300 World Championship in Portugal on the weekend when he was concerned in a crash on flip 14 on the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve, learn the FIM’s assertion.
The Kawasaki rider obtained rapid medical help along side the observe and on the circuit medical middle earlier than being transferred by helicopter to Faro Hostpital, in response to the FIM.
Steeman later died of his accidents.
“One thing you will have at all times been afraid of as a father or mother of a bike racer has now occurred,” stated an announcement from Steeman’s household shared by the FIM. “Our Victor couldn’t win this final race.
“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.
“We want to thank everybody for the best way you will have lived with us over the previous few days. We’ll miss our Victor enormously.”
Having secured 4 wins and 5 podium finishes this season, Steeman had an opportunity to say the WorldSSP300 championship forward of Spain’s Alvaro Diaz in Portugal.
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“We’re deeply saddened to report the lack of WorldSSP300 rider Victor Steeman,” the Superbike World Championship wrote on social media.
“The WorldSBK household want to ship all our like to his household, crew and family members. An excellent persona, a fierce racer and a legacy left embedded in our paddock without end.”
Steeman’s loss of life comes lower than every week after British Superbike rider Chrissy Rouse died on October 6 from accidents sustained in a crash at Donington Park in England 4 days beforehand.
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