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HUGO Millan, 14, died on Sunday after he was involved in a serious collision in a junior championship race in Spain.

Medics were unable to save the Spanish star, who had been competing in the European Talent Cup.

MOTO3 rider Hugo Millan has died aged just 14 in Spain

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MOTO3 rider Hugo Millan has died aged just 14 in Spain

Who was Hugo Millan?

Hugo Millan, 14, was a highly-rated talent, and he was one of Spain’s most promising young riders.

He arrived at MotorLand Aragon second in the European Talent Cup standings on 86 points – having achieved four podiums and two pole positions this season.

Hugo was from Huelva in southern Spain.

The young star was described in Spanish media as being a “promising motorcyclist”.

El Pais said that Hugo offered the combination of “speed, expertise and zero fear” with an urge not only to race, but “to succeed”.

From a close-knit family, he “did not travel anywhere without them”, it added.

Hugo was joy, improvement, strength and goodness.

Huelva Mayor

His parents and his older brother, Quique, drove hundreds of kilometres so that the youngest of the house could go on a motorcycle.

Hugo began motorcycling at the age of eight, in the so-called Cradle of Champions, a project for talented young talents offered by the Cheste circuit in Valencia.

“We will always remember you for your smile, your big heart and your professionalism,” said the Cradle of Champions.

‘SUPER HUGO’

La Verdad in Spain reported that Hugo was known as ‘Super Hugo’ in the motoring world.

“He came from a humble family, who made multiple sacrifices so that the young man could achieve his dream: to be a motorcycle racer,” it wrote.

Away from the track, he had been studying at Colegio Santa Teresa de Jesús in Huelva.

In 2020 Hugo became the youngest rider to compete in Repsol’s FIM CEV international event.

In Huelva, where the young star had been supported by many local firms, the city was “shocked by the tragedy”, said La Verdad.

The Andalusian city’s mayor expressed his sadness and “pain”, adding, “Hugo was joy, improvement, strength and goodness”.

The talented teen was known as 'Super Hugo' in Spain

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The talented teen was known as ‘Super Hugo’ in Spain

What was Hugo Millan’s cause of death?

Hugo Millan tragically died on Sunday July 25, 2021 after he was involved in a serious collision in a junior championship race.

The teen was competing in the European Talent Cup in Spain when he fell off his motorbike 13 laps from the finish.

At turn five, he was accidentally run over by another rider as he tried to run from the track while competing at MotorLand Aragon.

With 13 laps to go, Hugo crashed to the ground and was accidentally run over by Polish competitor Milan Leon Pawelec, who was not able to dodge him.

Hugo received emergency treatment for severe injuries at the scene before being airlifted by helicopter to the Miguel Servet Hospital in Zaragoza.

But medics were unable to save the Spanish star.

He was competing in the European Talent Cup, a category of the FIM CEV Repsol which is an international championship for teenage riders.

Tributes

MotoGP paid tribute on social media, writing: “We are so sorry and saddened about @CEVMotorcycle 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.”

And former world champion Alvaro Bautista: “Today the results do not matter. RIP Hugo Millan. My condolences to his family and friends.”

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.”

The FIM CEV Repsol added: “We are deeply saddened to report that Hugo Millan 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.”

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