Fonsi Nieto

Motorcycle Racer
Born Dec 2, 1978

Alfonso Gonzalez Nieto is a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer. As the nephew of successful Grand Prix motorcycle road racer Ángel Nieto, it was no surprise when he started competing in the sport himself. After success in the 250cc class he moved to World Superbikes, while he also has made one MotoGP start. For 2010 he returned to the Grand Prix scene in the newly formed Moto2 category.… Read More

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1978 Birth Born on December 2, 1978.


1998 19 Years Old He won the Spanish 125cc championship in 1998, and the Spanish 250cc champion in 1999 and 2000, also winning the less prestigious European 125cc title in 1997.


1999 20 Years Old In 1999 and 2000 he raced in the 250cc World Championship alongside his domestic commitments, finishing 14th overall on a Yamaha TZ250 with a best result of 6th at Estoril in 2000.
2001 22 Years Old He was 4th in the world championship in 2001, with 4 successive 5th places early in the season and a pair of late-season podium finishes.
2002 23 Years Old He won 4 races in 2002, finishing 2nd to Marco Melandri.
2003 24 Years Old He was then 5th in 2003 with a win at Donington Park, and 7th in 2004. … Read More
2006 27 Years Old His first podium finish came in Race 2 at Assen in 2006, following team-mate Chris Walker's victory in the first race.
He was also third at Magny-Cours in 2007.


2010 31 Years Old …  For 2010 he returned to the Grand Prix scene in the newly formed Moto2 category.
2011 32 Years Old Nieto announced his retirement from competition in early 2011 after failing to recover from injuries suffered when racing at Indianapolis in 2010.
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