Netherland’s Victor Steeman who was transferred to the hospital in Faro (Portugal) with a head injury last Saturday after suffering an accident at turn 14 of the Algarve circuit during the Portuguese Supersport GP has passed away, as reported by the International Federation and the organizers.

The Kawasaki rider, “despite the efforts of the circuit and hospital medical staff, unfortunately has succumbed to his injuries“, says the statement.

The pilot’s father has also made a statement: “Our Victor could not win this last race. Despite the unbearable loss and pain, we are very proud to share that our hero was able to save 5 other people by donating his organs. We would like to thank everyone for the way they have lived with us during the last few days. We will greatly miss Victor.”

Steeman was enjoying an excellent campaign in the FIM Supersport 300 Championship and arrived in Portugal with a mathematical chance of winning the World Championship. With four wins, five podiums and three pole positions this season.

He also put his name in the history books with pole position at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, becoming the driver with the most poles in the World Supersport 300 category.

The FIM family, the Dorna Group and the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve expressed their “deepest condolences to Steeman’s family, friends, team and loved ones.”

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