It’s a sad day for the motorcycle racing fraternity! Dutch superbike Victor Stemann has died after sustaining injuries during the World Supersports 300 Championship (WorldSSP300) in Portugal. The International Motorcycleederation (FIM) announced on Tuesday (October 11) the news of the 22-year-old motorcycle racing champion.
A star is gone too soon…
We are deeply saddened to report the loss of WorldSSP300 rider Victor Stemann
The WorldSBK family would like to send all our love to his family, team and loved ones. A great personality, a fierce racer and a legacy that is left guaranteed in our racetracks forever
Ride in peace, Victor pic.twitter.com/suVbB59o9h
– WorldSBK (WorldSBK) October 11, 2022
Victor Stemann, a professional motorcycle racer, died at the age of 22 after suffering a violent crash during the World Supersports 300 Championship (WorldSSP300) in Portugal on Saturday (October 8). The devastating news was confirmed by theIM on Tuesday (October 11).
Fifa reported that Steeman was seriously injured in a multi-cyclist accident at Turn 14 of the championship race in Portugal. Racing officials added, “Medical staff and vehicles arrived at the site immediately and the rider was taken to the racetrack and medical center before being flown by helicopter toaro Hospital.”
Unfortunately, the best efforts of the department’s medical staff, Marshals, and hospital staff did not yield results and Steimann died in hospital on Tuesday (October 11). Stellan reportedly suffered multiple bruises and a head injury following the accident. If you weren’t aware, multiple trauma refers to a condition in which the body has suffered organ injuries from “blast-related events.”
Ace race with a heart of gold…
Being a family motorcycle racer comes with a lot of risks, which they are well aware of. However, their worst nightmares turned into a reality after “Steeman was involved in a horrific accident at Turn 14 of the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve.”
Victor Stemann’s family issued a strong statement: “Something you’ve always feared happened as the father of a motorcyclist. Our Victor couldn’t win the last race. Despite the loss and unbearable grief, we are very proud to share with you that our hero, through his death, was He was able to save five more people by donating his organs.” Yes, Victor donated his organs to save five more people before he finally left for the heavenly abode.
Victor’s family concluded, “We would like to thank everyone for the way you have lived with us over the past few days. We will miss our victor greatly.” As for his career, the Dutch motorcycle rider started his World Supersport 300 career full time in 2019 and rode with the MTM Kawasaki team. This season, he has racked up four wins, five podiums and three preliminary places, as well as making history with first place in the Super Sport 300 World Class at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
In 2020, Steemna competed in the German IDM Championship in the 600 class. Here, he won both races and finished the season in fifth place. Last year, he made another comeback in the 2021 Supersport 300 World Championship.
In the Czech Republic, he took second place and won the first race. However, he finished the season in tenth place. This year, he has a definite chance of winning his last race, but unfortunately, he passed away from his injuries. While he had a long way to go, he left a lot behind for his fans to cherish.