Billie Nelson

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Billie Nelson
Nationality United Kingdom British
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1965, 1967 - 1974
First race 1965 500cc German Grand Prix
Last race 1974 500cc Swedish Grand Prix
Team(s) Paton
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
64 0 6 0 0 261

Billie Nelson (2 November 1941 – 8 September 1974) was a British former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.

His best season was in 1969 when he finished the year in fourth place in the 500cc world championship.[1] Nelson also passengered for Charlie Freeman on his Norton Manx sidecar racer in British and International races for a number of seasons in the 1960s.[citation needed] He was killed at the Opatija Circuit during the 1974 250cc Yugoslavian Grand Prix when he crashed into the crowd, injuring several spectators.[2] He died later that night at a hospital.[3]


  1. ^ "Billie Nelson career statistics". Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Preluk - Opatija". Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Motorsport Memorial". Retrieved 28 December 2010.