Exactly one month after the dispute of Aragon Grand Prix, the thirteenth round of this year’s MotoGP championship, a touching gesture by Marc Marquez, who that day took second place on his Honda. The Spanish driver has indeed donated their trophy received on the podium to the family of Hugo Millan, very young promise of the European Talent Cup who died after being hit following a crash at the age of 14, right on the Aragon circuit.
The MotoGP had observed a minute of silence on the starting grid of the same circuit, where Marquez had promised to do everything possible to win the race and give the trophy to the family of the unfortunate boy. The six-time world champion in the premier class came close to his goal after an intense battle with Francesco Bagnaia, then winner of the race and his first GP in the category.
However, the Spaniard still paid tribute to Millan by delivering the second place trophy to his family, also sending a moving message: “Hugo, when the whole MotoGP family paid tribute to you at Motorland, I promised myself that I would try to get on the podium with all my strength to give the trophy to your whole family. Rest in peace, champion ”.
From that race to today, Marquez’s gesture – according to the will of the driver himself – had never been made public, with the story only recently emerging. The world of two wheels, in addition to Millan, has mourned the disappearance of two other very young people during this season, also victims of fatal accidents that prompted the Dorna Sports to get to work to look for solutions aimed at increasing safety standards within their championships: in May, during the qualifications of the Moto3 at Mugello, he had in fact lost his life Jason Dupasquier, in a dynamic similar to that involving Millan. An episode that unfortunately also occurred two weeks ago in Jerez, with Dean Berta Vinales who died during the test of Supersport 300.