Farewell to Ángel Nieto, 13-time world champion between the 50 and 125 categories (second only to Giacomo Agostini in the number of titles earned) and great protagonist in the racing world from the late 1960s.
Victim of a quad accident in late July, he was hospitalised in the Ibiza hospital in critical condition.
Born in Zamora in 1947, he was the youngest rider to win the 50cc class World Grand Prix Motorcycle Championship, linking his name to Derbi for the 5 world championship titles won, between the 50 and 125 categories, in the period from 1969 through 1972.
A great hero in Spanish motorcycle racing, he retired in 1986, but he never left the racing world, following the careers of his sons Ángel Jr and Pablo on the track, as well as his nephew, Fonsi Nieto.
From Aprilia, and on behalf of the entire Piaggio Group, we extend a warm embrace to his family.