It is with very heavy hearts that we inform you our good friend and team rider Ricardo Dos Santos was pointlessly shot three times this morning. He is currently in very critical condition after one successful surgery and over 20 blood transfusions.

Ricardo lost a lot of blood from the shots and is in dire need of more donations. If you, or anyone you know is in Brasil please visit Av. Prof Othon Gama D'Eça, 756 - Centro, Florianópolis to donate. Be specific that your donation is for Ricardo Dos Santos.

We will keep you posted as new information becomes available. Until then, please send your thoughts and prayers to Ricardo and his family. If anyone is strong enough to make it through this tragic situation, it's Ricardo.

Latest Update The doctors just finished the third surgery of the day. The doctors said 98% of people would not be able to survive the amount of surgery Ricardo dealt with today, but "his heart is too strong."

Ricardo is now in a medically induced coma for the next 48 hours to determine how his body will react to all of the surgery.

Unfortunately his condition is still very serious and he remains at risk of death. Please continue with your great show of love, support and prayers.