Ángel Nieto

Ángel Nieto Roldán ( born January 25, 1947 in Zamora, Spain ) is a former Spanish motorcycle racer.


Angel Nieto was from 1969 to 1977 the best motorcycle racers in the 50- cc engine capacity of the motorcycle world championship. During this time he was six -time world champion. Also in the class up to 125 cc won Nieto 1971-1984 seven world titles. The Spaniard came with almost any motorcycle that he was driving way around. The first five world titles he won on a Derbi. After yet another title with Bultaco, Garelli, Kreidler and Minarelli were added. In his 186 starts in the Motorcycle World Championship Grands Prix Nieto won 90 and 13 world titles, further he scored 139 podiums, 34 pole positions and 81 fastest laps. This Nieto is one of the most successful drivers in the history of the Motorcycle World Championship. His nephew Fonsi Nieto was also motorcycle racer.