Motorcycle star Victor Steeman’s mother dies two days after son’s tragic death – Express
The mother of World Superbikes star Victor Steeman has passed away two days after learning of her son’s tragic death, according to reports in the Netherlands. The motorbike ace was killed after being involved in an accident during the Pirelli Portuguese Round of the FIM Supersport 300 Globe Championship at the weekend.
The MTM Kawasaki rider was caught up in a good incident involving multiple riders and the red was immediately red-flagged, with medics rushing to treat Steeman at the scene.
He was later treated in the circuit’s medical centre on Sunday before being transported to Faro hospital shortly after. However, on Tuesday, it emerged that the 22-year-old had succumbed to his injuries.
Just two times after the world of motorsport mourned Steeman’s death, it is reported by Racesport. nl that Steeman’s mom – named as Flora van Limbeek – died on Thursday.
Ms Van Limbeek, described in the particular report as Steeman’s “biggest fan”, died after suffering a cardiac arrest in her home in Lathum, The Netherlands. She was 59 and is survived by the girl husband Willem.
The MotoGP paddock came together from Phillip Island ahead of the Australian MotoGP in order to pay their respects to Steeman with a moment of silence, having also honoured legendary rider Phil Read who also passed away.
At the time of Steeman’s death, their family released a statement which read: “Something you have always been afraid associated with 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 in order 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 particular past few days. We will miss our own Victor enormously. ”
WorldSBK also paid tribute to Steeman, saying: “The WorldSBK family would like in order to send all our love to their family, team and loved ones. A great personality, a fierce racer and a legacy left embedded in our paddock forever. ”
Maverick Vinales, the cousin of Dean Berta Vinales who passed away last year in WorldSSP300, believes safety measures should be improved to avoid further tragedies occurring in motorsport.
“For me, along with the Supersport 300, the problem is that the bikes are  kilos, no speed, so they go 30 altogether, ” Vinales said, as quoted by Crash. net. “And of course if someone crashes within the front, it is impossible to escape.
“For me, it’s not about the age, it’s not about the particular riders, it’s concerning the bikes. They have no power [but] weight like a MotoGP. Brakes are usually s***. Swingarms are from the street, so the problem is the category. ”