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Ángel Nieto

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Nieto in 1972

Ángel Nieto Roldán (25 January 1947 – 3 August 2017) was a Spanish multiple Grand Prix motorcycle racing world champion. He was born in Zamora, Spain.

Nieto had one of the most successful motorcycle racing careers of all time, with 13 World Championships to his name, by means of several 50cc, 80cc and 125cc titles.[1] He also competed on five occasions in 250cc races, of which he had finished in 5th place.

Nieto died on 3 August 2017 of cerebral edema after being hit by a car a week before in Ibiza, Spain at the age of 70.[2]


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  1. "MotoGP Legends at MotoGP.com". Archived from the original on 2017-01-19. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  2. Fallece Ángel Nieto a los 70 años tras su accidente de quad (in Spanish)

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