Tributes have been pouring in for the Spanish icon, who won world titles across a range of classes during a 19-year career in which he established himself as one of motorcycling’s greats.
Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina said on Twitter: “My deepest condolences to friends and family of Angel Nieto… terrible news.”
Actor Antonio Banderas said: “Goodbye to the champion, a great of Spain. He broke moulds to do what nobody did, leaving a trail of champions behind him. R.I.P.”
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos also paid tribute to Nieto on Twitter while former team-mate and Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas posted: “Angel Nieto, one of the great champions of our sport, eternal legend. Strong embrace to family and friends.”