MotoGP: The Spanish Grand Prix will be a tribute to Ángel Nieto

SPEEDCORNER.NET During the Spanish Grand Prix, staged next week at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit, there will be ample space to remember Ángel Nieto , former driver and a reference point for the Iberian motorcycle movement, who died last year later to a traffic accident. In these days a program of events has been presented between April 30th and May 6th, including the change of name of the Andalusian track, which will become Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto .
The presentation took place in recent days and the mayor Mamen Sánchez called the program that will see the Jerez circuit as a reference point for citizenship and motorcycling, “historic and full of novelties”. It will begin at the end of April with events organized by some Moto Club, to which are added exhibitions, markets and a Grand Caravan along the Andalusian city along with the many fans rushed.
On May 3 instead there will be institutional events. At 12.00 the name will be definitively changed and the track, thanks to an agreement reached between the Government and the Local Council, will officially become Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto . Half an hour later, the sculpture will be shown at the main entrance as a tribute to the 12 + 1 times world champion, created by the sculptor Agustín Estudillo. This representation, however, there will also be on the trophy that starting this year will be delivered to the three drivers on the podium, in addition to the nominees to receive the Premios of the Motor Ciudad de Jerez, introduced this year.
The first edition will be awarded three prizes and two awards: the first three will be awarded to Valentino Rossi (for his sporting path), to Carmelo Ezpeleta (the most prominent personality) and to the memory of Paco Pacheco, the Andalusian citizen that more than anyone has done activities in favor of the motor world. The two awards will instead go to the Nieto family and to Renault, for their help provided to the Circuit of Jerez.


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