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Young rider, 14, dies after motorcycle race accident

Hugo Millán.
Hugo Millán. / FIMCEVREPSOL
  • Hugo Millán was from a humble family in Andalucía, who made many sacrifices so that the young man could achieve his dream: to be a motorcycle racer

The 14-year-old motorcycle racer Hugo Millán, from Huelva in Andalucía, died on Sunday (25 July) after suffering an accident at the Alcañiz circuit in the north of Spain.

The teenager died as a result of the injuries suffered after a hard fall and being hit by another competitor.

The young rider was taking part in the European Talent Cup, on his Honda bike carrying the number '44', when he crashed to the ground at the fifth corner with 13 laps to go. A following rider could not avoid him.

Immediately, Hugo was rushed by ambulance to the MotorLand medical centre and, from there, by helicopter to the Miguel Servet Hospital in Zaragoza, but nothing could be done to save his life.

Tributes to the Hugo flooded social media, including his team that announced, “We regret to tell you that Hugo Millán has left us. We will always remember him for his smile, big heart and professionalism. Rest in peace, Hugo.”

Hugo came from a humble family, who made many sacrifices so that the young man could achieve his dream: to be a motorcycle racer.

Until this season he was second in the Hawkers European Talent Cup classification. Known as 'Super Hugo' in the motor world, he studied at Colegio Santa Teresa de Jesús in Huelva. Last year he became the youngest rider to compete in Repsol's FIM CEV international event.