Motorbike rider Hugo Millan dies at the age of 14 after horror crash during race


Tributes paid to young motorbike racer Hugo Millan who has died at the age of just 14 after Spanish rider suffers horror crash during European Talent Cup race in his home country

  • Spanish rider Hugo Millan has died at the age of 14 after a crash during a race
  • Millan fell off his bike and was struck by another rider who could not avoid him
  • He was treated on track and airlifted to hospital in Zaragoza hospital
  • FIM CEV Repsol confirmed he had died in a message on social media
  • Many tributes have been paid online to the talented Spanish youngster  

Motorbike racer Hugo Millan has died at the age of just 14 after a horror crash at the MotorLand Aragon circuit in Spain on Sunday.

The Spaniard was taking part in a European Talent Cup race when he fell off his bike at Turn 5 with 13 laps to go in a tightly packed battle in midfield.

As Millan started to get to his feet he was instantly collected by another rider, Milan Leon Pawelec, who had nowhere to go and collided with the teenager.

Hugo Millan has died at the age of 14 after a crash at the MotorLand Aragon circuit in Spain

The youngster fell off his bike and was struck by another rider as he tried to get to his feet

The youngster fell off his bike and was struck by another rider as he tried to get to his feet

Millan was running high up the field when he lost control at Turn 5 and fell off his bike

Millan was running high up the field when he lost control at Turn 5 and fell off his bike

Polish rider Milan Leon Pawlec could do nothing to avoid Millan in a tightly packed midfield

Polish rider Milan Leon Pawlec could do nothing to avoid Millan in a tightly packed midfield

The red flag was instantly brought out and medics rushed out onto the track to give him emergency treatment.

Millan was airlifted to Zaragoza Hospital and despite their best efforts medics were unable to save him as the FIM CEV Repsol Series that he competes in confirmed that he had passed away.  

They posted on social media: ‘We are deeply saddened to report that Hugo Millán succumbed to his injuries after a crash in the HETC race. 

‘We send all our love and support to his family, team and loved ones. We will miss you Hugo.’ 

His team Cradle of Champions led the tributes that were paid to the youngster as they wrote: ‘We deeply regret to communicate that Hugo Millan has left us.

‘We will always remember you for your smile, your big heart and your professionalism. Rest in peace, Hugo.

Millan was one of the most talented up and coming riders in Spain aspiring to get to MotoGP

Millan was one of the most talented up and coming riders in Spain aspiring to get to MotoGP

‘You will always be in our hearts and we will remember you like this, smiling, as always. We love you.’

Millan was a highly rated youngster and one of Spain’s most promising riders who are hoping to make it into MotoGP.

He arrived into the weekend in second place in the European Talent Cup standings on 86 points after four podiums and two pole positions this season.  

Tributes have been paid to the talented rider by many people including Marc Marquez

Tributes have been paid to the talented rider by many people including Marc Marquez

The rest of the races at the meeting which had no fans in attendance were suspended.

One of the biggest names in the sport and eight-time world champion Marc Marquez tweeted:  ‘RIP Hugo Millán. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and team.’

Former 125cc world champion and countryman Alvaro Bautista wrote: ‘Today the results do not matter. RIP Hugo Millan. My condolences to his family and friends.’

MotoGP also paid their respects as they commented: ‘We are so sorry and saddened about rider Hugo Millan’s passing. 

‘We would like to send all our love and support to his family, friends and team. Ride in peace, Hugo.’

Team Suzuki added: ‘Devastating news that 14 year old Hugo Millan has lost his life while racing in Aragon at the CEV cup. The rider from Huelva had great talent.

‘All our thoughts are with his family, friends, and team in this horribly sad time.’

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