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Angel Nieto passes away

Motorcycling giant succumbs to injuries sustained in accident in Ibiza

Spanish motorcycling giant Angel Nieto has passed away at hospital in Ibiza, sadly succumbing to injuries sustained in a quad bike accident on July 26th. The 13-time World Champion – whose superstition always referred to his titles as 12+1 – was a MotoGP™ Legend and a key figure in establishing Spain as a world-beating force in Grand Prix motorcycle racing. He was 70 years old.

After remaining in intensive care for a week following the accident, the rider from Zamora’s condition then sadly deteriorated before he passed away on August 3rd.

The MotoGP™ community extends its deepest condolences to Nieto’s family and friends as we bid farewell to a true giant of motorcycling history who will be greatly missed.