The motorsport community has come together to pay tribute to Dutch Supersport 300 rider Victor Steeman, who passed away aged 22 on Tuesday.
Steeman was involved in a crash with other riders during a Supersport 300 race in Portugal at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve over the weekend.
World Superbikes confirmed that Steeman died from the injuries suffered in the crash.
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The news comes less than a week after British Superbikes rider Chrissy Rouse passed away after a crash at Donington Park.
Steeman is the second rider to die from injuries sustained in a World Supersport 300 race after Dean Berta Vinales was killed in a multi-bike accident during the Jerez round in 2021.
World Superbikes has led the tributes for Steeman.
It wrote: "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 left embedded in our paddock forever.
"Ride in Peace, Victor."
Ducati rider Alvaro Bautista has paid tribute to Steeman on social media on Thursday morning.
He wrote: "The worst part of our sport... I'm really sorry. A big hug to your friends and family. RIP Victor Steeman".
Eurosport motorsport presenter Matt Roberts has paid his respects on Twitter.
He wrote alongside a photo of the rider: "RIP Victor Steeman".
British Superbikes rider Glenn Irwin said Steeman was “taken way too soon”.
MotoGP has sent its condolences to Steeman’s loved ones.
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