It is with great sadness that we communicate the news that Victor Steeman (MTM Kawasaki) has passed away after sustaining serious injuries during the first race of the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship finale at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve last weekend.
Despite the quick response in attending to him at trackside, and the efforts of the medical staff both on site and at the hospital in Faro, Victor passed away on Tuesday 11 October.
Steeman was still in contention for the 2022 WorldSSP300 championship before his accident, after a recent run of four race wins. He lined up on the grid in Portugal having just secured a new record of six career pole position starts in WorldSSP300.
Victor had enjoyed a successful early career in his native Netherlands, in the Rookies Cup and then in the IDM before his first full season in WorldSSP300 last year.
Kawasaki extends it sincere condolences to his family, friends and all those in the close-knit MTM team at this difficult time.
Steve Guttridge, Kawasaki Race Planning Manager, stated: “Victor was a hero to all of us at Kawasaki. He had achieved much in his racing journey already, even at such a young age. We express our deepest sympathies to his friends and family, and of course all of his supporters and the crew of his MTM team, at this sad time.”