1978 French MotoGP

Race Winner
Country
France
Circuit
Round
4
Laps
40
Pole
Fastest Lap
K Roberts, 1m 22.8s
1978 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

2

Kenny Roberts

1

Yamaha Motor Company

Yamaha

56m 42.5s

15

2

3

Pat Hennen

3

Suzuki

56m 53s

12

3

1

Barry Sheene

7

Texaco Heron Team Suzuki

Suzuki

57m 12.2s

10

4

2

Christian Estrosi

2

Suzuki

57m 19.7s

8

5

9

Wil Hartog

9

Riemersma Racing

Suzuki

57m 49.8s

6

6

4

Graziano Rossi

31

Team Gallina Nava Olio Fiat

Suzuki

39 laps

5

7

4

Steve Parrish

5

Suzuki

39 laps

4

8

20

Jean-Philippe Orban

23

Team La Licorne

Suzuki

39 laps

3

9

12

Carlo Perugini

48

Suzuki

38 laps

2

10

17

Kenny Blake

52

Yamaha

38 laps

1

11

13

Alex George

43

Hermetite Racing International

Suzuki

38 laps

0

12

14

Marc Chabert

51

Yamaha

38 laps

0

13

12

John Woodley

15

Sid Griffiths Racing

Suzuki

38 laps

0

14

21

Franz Rau

37

Kazenmaier Autovermietung

Suzuki

37 laps

0

15

16

Borge Nielsen

25

Suzuki

37 laps

0

16

13

Gerhard Vogt

38

Bill Smith Racing

Suzuki

37 laps

0

17

8

Virginio Ferrari

18

Team Gallina Nava Olio Fiat

Suzuki

36 laps

0

18

19

John Newbold

11

Ray Hamblin Motorcycles

Suzuki

36 laps

0

19

18

Kimmo Kopra

26

Yamaha

36 laps

0

20

3

Philippe Coulon

16

Marlboro Nava Total

Suzuki

33 laps

0

21

6

Boet van Dulmen

21

Suzuki

29 laps

0

22

10

Gianfranco Bonera

?1

Team Kiwi Yamoto

Suzuki

28 laps

0

23

22

Johnny Cecotto

4

Yamaha Motor Company

Yamaha

24 laps

0

24

6

Alain Beraud

?2

Yamaha

22 laps

0

DNS

Ikujiro Takai

19

Yamaha Motor Company

Yamaha

0

DNS

Leandro Becheroni

30

Yamaha Motor Company

Suzuki

0

R

Rene Gutknecht

33

Len Manchester Motorcycles

Suzuki

33 laps Retired

0

R

Jack Findlay

40

RSS Racing Team

Suzuki

31 laps Retired

0

R

Eddie Roberts

41

Cagiva Corse

Suzuki

35 laps Retired

0

R

Steve Wright

44

Len Manchester Motorcycles

Yamaha

30 laps Retired

0

R

Jean-Paul Boinet

45

Buton

39 laps Retired

0

R

Teuvo Lansivuori

6

Sarome & Motul Team

Suzuki

35 laps Retired

0

R

Takazumi Katayama

8

Sarome & Motul Team

Yamaha

27 laps Retired

0

R

Bruno Kneubuhler

22

RSS Racing Team

Suzuki

32 laps Retired

0

R

Leslie van Breda

28

Suzuki

35 laps Retired

0

R

Pierre Tocco

?5

Cagiva Corse

Yamaha

40 laps Accident

0

R

Marco Lucchinelli

10

Cagiva Corse

Suzuki

26 laps Retired

0

R

Michel Rougerie

14

Sarome & Motul Team

Suzuki

40 laps Retired

0

Qualifying

Circuit - Nogaro

Country

France

Location

Nogaro, Midi-Pyrenees

Type

Permanent road course

Length

1.939 (Miles)

Record

Ricardo Zunino (Arrows A1-Ford), 1m11.86, 97.139 mph, F1, 1979

3,169

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