Author Topic: Remembering Angel Nieto - Spain's First Motorcycle World Champion  (Read 1331 times)

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Angel Nieto passed away on August 3rd, 2017 after succumbing to his tragic road accident that happened on July 26. While many internationally today might not be so accustomed to hearing his name, Nieto was the most prolific Spanish riders, and the country’s first international motorcycling legend.

Angel Nieto was the first Spanish who moved up from scouring odd jobs to becoming the country’s first motorcycling world champion. Nieto had 13 Motorcycle World Championships to his name that included wins in 50cc, 80cc and 125cc category. And while his specialisation was with racing smaller displacement motorcycles throughout his career, Nieto was considered as one of the greatest racers of all time.

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