11-year-old Scottish racer dies after training accident

Millar Buchanan, an 11-year-old motorcycle racer who raced Ohvale minibikes, was killed while training at the Crail Circuit in Scotland.

Millar Buchanan. - Ohvale UK/Facebook

An 11-year-old motorcycle racer from Scotland has been killed in an accident while training at Crail Circuit. 

Millar Buchanan, an 11-year-old racer who had competed in the Ohvale UK Cup, lost his life after an accident while training at the Crail Circuit in Scotland last Saturday, 16 July, as reported by the Daily Record.

Buchanan had been competing this year in the British Mini Bike Championship, in the Mini GP 140/50 Championship and Ohvale 160 Cup classes.

He raced with the number 29, which will be worn in tribute at the next round of the Scottish Superbike Championship in Knockhill on 6-7 August by reigning SSBK Champion Callum Grigor, the Daily Record reports. 

Grigor wrote on his Instagram page in tribute to Millar Buchanan:

“The sport we love is so so cruel sometimes.

“Millar was one of the most committed and talented young riders in Scotland and he was a true star of the future.

“I was lucky enough to share the track with Millar doing some coaching and playing around on minibikes and I cannot believe that this has happened.

“The world has lost a true little gentlemen and I am not alone when I say that he will be greatly missed by everyone in the racing community.”

Ohvale UK also wrote on their Facebook page in tribute to Millar, who raced in the Ohvale UK Cup since 2021.

“Yesterday brought us some very sad news,” the Ohvale statement read. “We have lost a member of our Ohvale family.  Millar Buchanan has sadly passed away after being involved in an accident over the weekend while training at Crail Circuit. 

"Millar joined our Ohvale UK cup last year and it has been a pleasure to have him in the paddock and in our junior championships, he will be sorely missed by everyone.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to Andy and Pauline and the rest of his family and friends at this sad time.”

All of us here at Visordown would like to offer our condolences to Millar's family and friends at what must be an incredibly difficult time.

Lead image courtesy of Ohvale UK, top in-text image courtesy of Daily Record.