Fonsi Nieto Bio

January 21, 2008
By MotorcycleUSA Staff

Alstare Suzuki s Fonzi Nieto went 5-3 at Phillip Island and is still runner-up to Bayliss in the points chase.
Name: Fonsi Nieto
Nationality: Spanish

For this Spainiard nothing is more important than racing. Ever since he was a boy the race track is where he longed to be. Well he got his wish and is competing on the worlds largest stage – MotoGP. After many successful years racing pocket bikes and winning national titles in his home country of Spain, he was offered the chance to ride with Yamaha in 200. Impressed by his skills he was picked up by Aprilia for 2001. Nephew of Angel Nieto.

Nieto didn’t blow anyone away in 2006 with Kawasaki, but he did score a third-place podium finish and was consistent enough to just crack the overall top-10. The Spanish rider followed that run on the ZX-10 up with a 12th-place 2007 campaign.

In 2008 Nieto would fill a seat on the Alstare Suzuki team and finish the season in 6th.

Career Highlights:
2008 – 6th WSB
2007 – 12th WSB
2006 – 10th WSB
2005 – 17th WSB
2004 – 7th 250 MotoGP
2003 – 5th 250 MotoGP
2002 – 2nd 250 MotoGP
2001 – 5th 250 MotoGP
1999 – 250 Spanish Champion
1998 – 125 Spanish Champion.
1995 – Spanish Junior 125 Champion

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