bikers pay tribute to Angel Nieto
A motorist has been wounded, slight in a service road of A-1
The M-30, M-40, A-1 and paseo de la Castellana have registered today a monumental traffic jam as a result of tribute to Angel Nieto at one in afternoon on circuit in madrid's Jarama.
From noon, motorists who were around lanes of M-30, A-1 and M-40 in north have suffered withholding of consideration.
The same thing has happened in paseo de la Castellana, near Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, where thousands of bikers had gared to attend tribute at Jarama, located at kilometer 28 of highway North (A-1). The output of concentration a rider has suffered a fall and has been slightly injured in service road of A-1.
Before has been held an act of homage by thirteen times champion of world, died in early August after an accident on a quad in Ibiza.
Thousands of people have gared this Saturday on esplanade of Santiago Bernabeu to pay homage to 12+1 times world champion motorcycle road racer, Angel Nieto, who passed away on August 3, after suffering a traffic accident, in an act that have gone big figures in world of engine of yesterday and today, in addition to family and hobby.
Legends of engine as great rival and friend of Nieto, Giacomo Agostini, Emilio Alzamora, Carlos Wash or Loris Capirossi and riders current as Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa, Maverick Viñales, Pol Espargaró, Sito Pons, or Albert Arenas were some of names that did not want to miss this great tribute to Spanish rider's most successful, and that opened doors of this sport.
In a ceremony led by Ernest Rivera, spoke both Spanish riders in MotoGP, as president of International Federation of Motorcycling, Vito Ippolito, and sons of Angel Nieto, Gelete, Paul and Hugo. Words like "greatness", "personality", "joy", "passion", "charismatic", "teacher", "cunning" were those devoted to Angel Nieto by protagonists.
The MotoGP riders recalled moments that y lived next to Angel Nieto, as tips from 'campeonísimo', and were very excited by great response by fans. Paul, Gelete and Hugo wanted to thank all partners and attendees, who made it possible for a tribute to "incredible".
"I did Not imagine this nor kidding. The people who have worked closely with us has been fascinating and I want to thank all stakeholders for making possible this tribute, especially to fans," said Gelete.
"It's amazing, I shed tears to see all this. I hope my far is seeing this where this; sure you'll be saying 'my mor, which I have bundled'. Thank you very much, I have left without words," added Paul.
The event, with presence of, among ors, ceo of Dorna Sports, Carmelo Ezpeleta, president of Community of Madrid, Cristina Cifuentes; mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena; ended with a minute's silence turned into a minute of noise at request of sons of great champion. It was a minute very emotional in mixed applause and roar of bikes of all who attended tribute, before heading to circuit of Jarama to continue with tribute.
Before, first time, held an act of tribute in Gardens of Cecilio Rodríguez of Parque del Retiro, which was also attended by, among ors, president of Superior Council of Sports, José Ramón Lete.
All those present in act of Bernabeu wanted to remember great moments with ill-fated pilot. "He once said to me 'Kiddo, you have a face champion of world'. Angel was clever, very clever, and we all saw how it was made to believe opponent that was going to slow down and n he did not. It is very exciting and I am with beats at 200 to see this last good-bye to Angel", said Jorge Lorenzo.
For its part, current MotoGP world champion, Marc Marquez, had his first experience with '12+1'. "I remember in 2008, when 15-year-old came to World, that his first words were, 'if it's a boy!'. I will always remember a few words that I said: live moment, because you never know what will happen tomorrow. Do not forget that he was one who opened to spaniards, doors of motorcycle," he said.
Also coincided in highlighting charism of Nieto Pol Espargaró. "Angel was a guy passionate, folksy. Not deceived m, was cheerful, friendly, charismatic... had it all. We knew that Angel would move a lot of people, but this is spectacular," he said.
"All world knows personality he had. He has lived every minute to limit. Angel did not deserve less than this vision that I'm having myself right now," concluded Pedrosa.