The young motorcycle rider Hugo Millán, 14, died this Sunday in a test of the Fim Cev Repsol, a competition that was held at the Motorland de Alcañiz circuit this weekend.
The race has been suspended as a result of the accident, which occurred with only one lap to go.
The athlete has suffered a fall from his vehicle and has subsequently been run over by a motorcycle that was following him. The teenager, a young promise of national motorcycling, had competed on other occasions in the Alcanizano circuit. Although he has received immediate medical attention and has been evacuated by helicopter to the Miguel Servet Hospital in Zaragoza, he finally could not overcome the injuries caused by the accident and die in this hospital in the Aragonese capital.
The race has been suspended as a result of the accident, which occurred when there was only one lap to go to the finish.
Cuna de Campeones mourns the death of the young pilot
The motorcycling school in which the 14-year-old pilot Hugo Millán was trained has issued a statement through his Twitter account lamenting the tragic accident in which the young man lost his life, who was competing this Sunday at the Motorland circuit ( Alcañiz ). “We deeply regret to communicate that Hugo Millán has left us. We will always remember you for your smile, your great heart, and your professionalism. Rest in peace, Hugo. You will always be in our hearts and we will remember you like that, smiling, as always. We love you “, has published Cuna de Campeones.
Lamentamos profundamente comunicar que Hugo Millán nos ha dejado. Siempre te vamos a recordar por tu sonrisa, tu gran corazón y tu profesionalidad. Descansa en paz, Hugo. Siempre vas a estar en nuestros corazones y te recordaremos así, sonriendo, como siempre. Te queremos. pic.twitter.com/erDvI4OIsk
— Cuna de Campeones (@cuna_campeones) July 25, 2021
Also, the official account of the competition in which Millán participated, the FIM CEV Repsol, has echoed the news and has sent its condolences to the family of the deceased young rider on Twitter. “We are deeply saddened to report that Hugo Millán succumbed to his injuries after an accident in the HETC race. We send all our love and support to his family, team, and loved ones. We will miss you Hugo”, they have said from the FIM CEV Repsol, a test which was held this weekend at the Motorland circuit (Alcañiz).
Millán – who started from the front row, and who until this Sunday was second in the Championship with 86 points, after four podiums and 2 pole positions – occupied one of the front positions of the race, along with his teammates at Cuna de Campeones Cruces and Zurutuza. Before the fatal crash, he suffered a touch in the first corner after the straight. Meters later, the back wheel of the motorcycle was leaving him and at the exit of a curve he was lying on the ground after the turn. The first pilots who were after him managed to avoid him. Not so the one that hit him. The coup was extremely violent.
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. pic.twitter.com/IuSlkdCzxJ
— FIM CEV Repsol (@CEVMotorcycle) July 25, 2021
“Life is often very unfair! Rest in peace,” professional pilot Alex Márquez wrote on Twitter. “Today the results do not matter. DEP Hugo Millán. My condolences to family and friends” wrote on Twitter the professional pilot Álvaro Bautista in a message that summarized the feeling of motorcycling.
“Hugo was joy, improvement, strength and goodness. It is very unfair that at only 14 years old he left, the only thing that comforts me is that he has been realizing his passion, motorcycling. A big hug to his family and friends”, Gabriel Ruiz, mayor of Huelva, the hometown of the young man who used to drive with number 44, recalled.