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    Fonsi Nieto

    Alfonso González Nieto, known as Fonsi Nieto, is a former Spanish professional motorcyclist. Winner of the Spanish 125 cc championship in 1995 (Junior category), 1996 and 1998, and the 250 cc championship in 1999 and 2000 with a Yamaha and as part of the Luis D'Antin team. He continued in the 250cc category in 2001, finishing 5th. 2002 was his best year, finishing 4 races as runner-up.

    In 2007 he finished 12th in the World Superbike Championship.
    A total of 6 victories (1 in Superbikes and 5 on 250 cc) and 22 podiums (4 on Superbikes), 18 on 250 cc and the title of 250 cc world runner-up complete his honours.

    In February 2011, he announced his retirement as a result of injuries to his left foot, a consequence of the serious injury he suffered during training for the Indianapolis 2010 Grand Prix.

    He currently works as a DJ in various clubs around Spain.

    How I found Ibiza...
    I've known Ibiza since I was little, since I was 5 years old. My uncle Ángel has always loved Ibiza and he introduced me to the island. I don\'t know anyone who visits and doesn't fall in love with Ibiza.

    Some of its myriad facets...
    The sea, nature and the wildlife. The truth is that the best known image of Ibiza to outsiders is all about discos, clubs, parties... and sometimes that makes me cross. Ibiza isn't just about partying, there's much more, it has a special sense of calm.

    A luxury on the island...
    Everything... the people, how close it is to mainland Spain, the beaches...

    My favourite moment...
    The sunsets. Ibiza is like nowhere else in the world, the sunsets are extraordinary, it's amazing to watch them from the north of the island.

    A memory when I'm far away...
    The climate, the beaches and the food. A lot of people don't know how good the food is on Ibiza.

    The magic of Ibiza...
    You can feel Ibiza's magic as soon as you step off the plane. You feel that special sense of calm. I wouldn't change that feeling for anything: the weather, the humidity, the sea air, the energy of the people, everyone's happy, content, on Ibiza nobody's angry.

    What I tell my friends...
    I'd recommend visitors discover Ibiza during the day: beaches, markets, the cuisine, the villages in the interior... The coves on the northern coast, Las Dalias, the restaurants in the centre of the island..., if they go to these places I know they won't want to leave. 

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