Ten times World Champion Stefan Everts was hospitalized earlier this week and remains at the University Hospital of Leuven in Belgium.
Stefan Everts participated in a charity event three weeks ago in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo to raise funds for the construction of schools in the area and contracted malaria, a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite.
During his legendary career, Everts won the record numbers of 101 Motocross Grands Prix and ten FIM world titles. After his career, he worked at KTM and then ran the Suzuki World MXGP team before Suzuki suspended its support for the FIM Motocross World Championships last year.
On behalf of the FIM and the motorcycling community, FIM President Jorge Viegas sends his best wishes to Stefan Everts and hoping for his speedy recovery.
All our thoughts are with his family in these difficult times.
Once more details are known, we will update this post.