Just as the Philippines was cheering on our Euro Moto2 bet, McKinley Kyle Paz, at the MotorLand Aragón Round of the FIM CEV Repsol, the rest of the eagerly anticipated races for the day were abruptly stopped.
The reason was a serious incident in the European Talent Cup Race One. One of the riders and rising stars, 14-year old Hugo Millán of Spain, had tragically lost his life.
Millán was involved in a multi-rider incident at Turn 5, with the session immediately red flagged. The Medical Intervention Vehicles arrived at the site immediately and the rider was attended to on track before being transferred to the Medical Centre at the Circuit.
Despite the best efforts of the circuit medical staff, the Medical Centre has announced that Millán has sadly succumbed to his injuries.
Millán was enjoying his most successful season so far in the FIM CEV Repsol, claiming several podiums to demonstrate his consistency as he competed at the front of the class.
At the time, Millán was in second position and lost control, low siding in the middle of the pack. A few riders were able to avoid him as he tried to get up and move out of the way. Unfortunately, the chaos the incident caused left one rider with little time and space to react and avoid him.
Millán was attended to by doctors for several minutes before being taken to the track’s hospital. He was later transported to another hospital by helicopter.
Organizers of the FIM CEV Repsol event had decided to cancel the races for the rest of the day out of respect to Millán. The FIM, FIM Europe, Dorna and MotorLand Aragón Circuit pass on our deepest condolences to Millán’s family, friends, team and loved ones.