There must have been something special in that 1949 air because the very first 125cc Champion, Italian Nello Pagani, who also finished second behind Graham in the 500cc class, also produced a Grand Prix winning son. Alberto Pagani won three 500cc Grands Prix in the late sixties and early seventies, but probably the toughest act to follow was the daunting task of Pablo Nieto. Pure bad luck and mechanical problems seemed to form an impregnable barrier to that Grand Prix win, but finally in 2003 he won the 125cc race at Estoril in Portugal. At last a father and son win to celebrate with his 13 times World Champion Spanish legend Angel, who certainly had learnt the art of celebrating after 90 Grand Prix victories over the last three decades.


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