Milan tragically died in a multi-rider incident in July throughout the European Expertise Cup spherical at Aragon.
He was the second of three youngsters to have been killed this yr in junior motorbike races, following 19-year-old Jason Dupasquier’s passing after a crash throughout Moto3 qualifying at Mugello, whereas 15-year-old Dean Berta Vinales died in a World Supersport 300 incident at Jerez in September.
A second of silence was held throughout the Aragon Grand Prix weekend when MotoGP arrived to the Spanish venue simply over a month and a half after the Milan incident.
Marquez promised to do all the things in his energy to complete on the rostrum that weekend.
Whereas admitting throughout the Aragon weekend that he knew alternatives for giant outcomes had been few and much between in 2021 for him as he continues his restoration from the fitting arm damage, which dominated him out of the 2020 season, his want to present any trophy he gained to Milan’s household added additional incentive.
Marquez engaged in a race-long battle with Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia, making seven makes an attempt at a cross for the lead over the ultimate three laps.
However the Ducati rider held agency to assert his maiden MotoGP victory, with Marquez trailing him residence a detailed second.
Following his Aragon podium, Marquez donated his second-place trophy to the household of Milan – although didn’t need to make his gesture public.
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Group
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However nearly a month after the Aragon GP, his considerate gesture has lastly come to gentle.
Marquez despatched this message to the household to accompany the trophy: “Hugo; when all of the MotoGP household paid tribute to you at MotorLand I promised myself that I’d attempt to attain the rostrum with all my power to present the trophy to all your loved ones.
“Relaxation in peace, champion.”
Following the loss of life of Dean Berta Vinales final month, the motorbike racing world has strengthened its requires change to be dropped at the junior classes at European and worldwide ranges to enhance security.
Dorna Sports activities – house owners of MotoGP and World Superbikes – has set up a working group throughout the organisation to debate security issues throughout all championships it oversees.