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Rider info

Name:
Victor Steeman
Date of Birth:
15 Jun 2000
Height:
1m 74cm
Weight:
57kg
Resides in:
Lathum, The Netherlands
Born in:
Zevenaar, The Netherlands
Bike:
KTM RC 250 R
Rider since:
2016

Rider bio

Victor lays it all out very simply: "Right from a young age I was interested in Motorsport from watching races on TV, cruising with my toy motorbike in the living room and sitting on my fathers classic Ducati. For my fourth birthday my present was a minimoto and I started to race on a remote controlled car circuit nearby and won several club races."

Minimoto

"The next step was the National Championship, because my older nephew was also racing minimoto, I learned a lot by chasing him and other faster riders and the tips from my father (be always smooth and fast) and I don't forget the full support of my family."

Monimoto

"Like many I want to become a MotoGP World Champion and of course a Red Bull Rookies Cup Champion, never stop dreaming and I am very fortunate to join the Rookies Cup."

NSF100

He progressed through the smaller classes in Belgium and the Netherlands but 2015 saw a big step forward; "It was my first year racing on large circuits and big wheels, I loved the high speed and the new tracks, never giving up and showing initiative, making my own plan."

EXPI 2014

"My best race to that date was the last of 2015 at Brands Hatch with the 250 Junior Cup. It was my first time on that great circuit and with super spectators. I didn't take a long time to learn the track, the result was a win in the second race, pole and the fastest lap for the weekend."

Tips from Dutch coach Barry Veneman

"Another great race was Assen also in with the 250 Junior Cup, it was the first race on my home circuit, I loved using the many different lines and late braking. I came in second in the first race. After being forced into the gravel while overtaking in race two I managed to stay on the bike and regain second position, but finally missed the podium on top speed."

250 Junior Cup Assen in 2015

"I like fast long corners and hard breaking and sliding into corners, also I like hairpins and new tracks."

So not surprisingly he is confident about his first Rookies Cup season. "I need to finish every race and be in the top 10 or even close to podium."

At school he enjoys economy and mathematics and in his free time, "mountain biking and cycle racing, swimming and gaming, girlzzz!"

Winning

His racing heroes are Bayliss, Stoner and the Lowes brothers and he has a good philosophy about racing. "You always need a professional team, setting up the bike with the mechanics, me racing the bike to its limits and avoiding crashes, be smooth and fast, deliver max performance for the team/sponsor and make them smile."

Learning about suspension from Erwin Hangöbl - 2016

"2016 was my first season with the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. It was a tough year for me, with only nine points and one good qualifying, I never ended up in previous competitions outside the top ten."

Assen 2016 was a great ride to 8th in wet slippery conditions

"I had a new bike, new tracks, new impressions and new friends in a friendly yet professional environment. I learned quite a lot and was making good progress, although I was not training and racing with a Moto3 in another competition."

Mugello in the sun was more fun - 2016

"I was therefore delighted with another opportunity and trust for season 2017 from the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup and I will not dissapoint. This year is really gonna be busy, with exams ánd racing, but always: like a rocket in 2017!"

 

Career Highlights

2016

• 21st Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, best result 8th in Assen 1. He also scored a point in Aragon 1 and should have had more after a good qualifying at the Red Bull Ring, unfortunately two poor starts and a wrong gearing choice spoilt that. He has a great work ethic that combined with his ability should produce results in 2017.

2015

• 3rd Moriwaki 250 Junior Cup
1st BSB Snetterton & Brands Hatch, 2nd BSB Assen, two 3rd places Zandvoort

2014

• 5th EXPI - GP125 based - class, The Netherlands, only half season contested

2013

• 1st Dutch Honda NSF100 Championship
• 1st Belgian JuniorGP Championship

2012

• 2nd Dutch Honda NSF100 Championship
• 1st Belgian JuniorGP Championship

2011

• 3rd Dutch Honda NSF100 Championship

2010

• 1st Dutch Junior Minimoto Championship 4-stroke
• 2nd Dutch Junior Minimoto Championship 2-stroke

2009

• 2nd Dutch Junior Minimoto Championship 2-stroke

2008

• 3rd Dutch Junior Minimoto Championship 2-stroke

Results

Race Pos Pts
22 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 22
23 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC1 17 0
24 Apr 16 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 20 0
24 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 16
25 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC1 8 8
26 Jun 16 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 NC 0
15 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany QP 23
16 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC1 19 0
17 Jul 16 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 16 0
12 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria QP 9
13 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC1 22 0
14 Aug 16 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC2 23 0
19 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 21
20 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC1 16 0
21 Aug 16 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 22 0
09 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 15
10 Sep 16 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 19 0
23 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 14
24 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC1 15 1
25 Sep 16 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 19 0
Race Pos Pts
05 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain QP 7
06 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC1 NC 0
07 May 17 Circuito de Jerez, Spain RAC2 12 4
23 Jun 17 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands QP 16
24 Jun 17 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC 17 0
25 Jun 17 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands RAC2 12 4
30 Jun 17 Sachsenring, Germany QP 17
01 Jul 17 Sachsenring, Germany RAC 23 0
02 Jul 17 Sachsenring, Germany RAC2 11 5
04 Aug 17 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic QP 11
05 Aug 17 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC1 15 1
06 Aug 17 Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic RAC2 9 7
11 Aug 17 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria QP 14
12 Aug 17 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC 17 0
13 Aug 17 Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria RAC2 NC 0
08 Sep 17 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy QP 15
09 Sep 17 Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy RAC 12 4
22 Sep 17 Motorland Aragon, Spain QP 16
23 Sep 17 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC1 15 1
24 Sep 17 Motorland Aragon, Spain RAC2 14 2