VICTOR STEEMAN has died aged 22, leaving the World Superbikes community devastated.

Steeman was caught in a horrific crash at the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship Race 1 in Portugal.

Victor Steeman has died aged 22

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Victor Steeman has died aged 22Credit: Getty

The Dutch star was one of a number of riders to be involved in an awful crash on Turn 14 at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve.

Steeman was immediately airlifted to hospital with the race red flagged.

He was taken to Faro Hospital with serious head injuries, where he later passed away.

A statement from his family read: “Something you have always been afraid of as a parent of a motorcycle racer has now happened. Our Victor could not win this last race.

“Despite the unbearable loss and grief, we are extremely proud to share with you that our hero, through his passing, was able to save five other people by donating his organs.

“We would like to thank everyone for the way you have lived with us over the past few days. We will miss our Victor enormously.”

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