1979 British MotoGP

Race Winner
Country
Britain
Circuit
Round
11
Laps
28
Pole
Fastest Lap
Sheene, 1m 29.98s
1979 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

Kenny Roberts

1

Yamaha Motor Company

Yamaha

42m 56.72s

15

2

3

Barry Sheene

7

Texaco Heron Team Suzuki

Suzuki

42m 56.75s

12

3

Wil Hartog

3

Riemersma Racing

Suzuki

43m 1.69s

10

4

Virginio Ferrari

11

Team Gallina Nava Olio Fiat

Suzuki

43m 32s

8

5

5

Boet van Dulmen

20

Suzuki

43m 33.54s

6

6

1

Christian Sarron

19

Team Sonauto Gauloises

Yamaha

43m 37.37s

5

7

5

Franco Uncini

12

Team Zago International

Suzuki

43m 47.81s

4

8

5

Philippe Coulon

18

Suzuki

43m 47.97s

3

9

8

Marco Lucchinelli

9

Suzuki

43m 53.51s

2

10

9

John Newbold

43

Team Appleby Glade

Suzuki

44m 13.21s

1

11

15

Carlo Perugini

51

Suzuki

44m 15s

0

12

11

Gianni Rolando

41

Scuderia Naldoni

Suzuki

44m 16.63s

0

13

17

Peter Sjostrom

16

Ava MC Stockholm

Suzuki

27 laps

0

14

22

Steve Ward

15

Auto 66 Club

Suzuki

27 laps

0

15

27

Keith Huewen

49

Len Manchester Motorcycles

Yamaha

27 laps

0

16

24

Max Wiener

24

Suzuki

26 laps

0

17

24

George Fogarty

35

Sports Motorcycles

Suzuki

26 laps

0

18

16

Henk de Vries

53

Team 77

Suzuki

26 laps

0

19

1

Corrado Tuzii

52

Suzuki

26 laps

0

DNS

Jack Middelburg

28

Suzuki

0

R

Toni Garcia

33

Yamaha Motor Company

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Rod Scivyer

45

Dieter Braun Team

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Roberto Pietri

27

Yamaha Motor Company

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Lennart Backstrom

50

Mal Carter

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Roger Marshall

37

Morbidelli

Silver Dream

Retired

0

R

Giovanni Pelletier

30

Serge Zago

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Stan Woods

17

Bill Smith Racing

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Michel Rougerie

10

Derry's Racing

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Russell Wood

55

Dieter Braun Team

Yamaha

Retired

0

R

Gary Lingham

23

Harold Coppock

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

John Woodley

26

Hermetite Racing International

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Steve Parrish

6

Texaco Heron Team Suzuki

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Eddie Grant

2

Honda International Racing

Honda

Retired

0

R

Takazumi Katayama

5

Honda International Racing

Honda

Retired

0

R

Randy Mamola

39

Serge Zago

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Dave Potter

8

Team Mitsui Yamaha

Yamaha

Retired

0

R

Josef Hage

36

Dieter Braun Team

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Seppo Rossi

46

Kouv MK

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Ron Haslam

14

Mal Carter

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Alex George

38

Hermetite Racing International

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Gerhard Vogt

25

Bill Smith Racing

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Dennis Ireland

31

Derry's Racing

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Graziano Rossi

44

Morbidelli

Morbidelli

Retired

0

R

Johnny Cecotto

4

Yamaha Motor Company

Yamaha

Retired

0

R

Ikujiro Takai

48

Yamaha Motor Company

Yamaha

Retired

0

R

Tony Rutter

47

Harold Coppock

Suzuki

Retired

0

Qualifying

Grid Driver Team Time

1

Kenny Roberts

Yamaha Motor Company

1m 29.81s

2

Johnny Cecotto

Yamaha Motor Company

1m 30.72s

3

Wil Hartog

Riemersma Racing

1m 31.1s

4

Virginio Ferrari

Team Gallina Nava Olio Fiat

1m 31.14s

5

Barry Sheene

Texaco Heron Team Suzuki

1m 31.53s

6

Ikujiro Takai

Yamaha Motor Company

1m 31.77s

7

Christian Sarron

Team Sonauto Gauloises

1m 31.97s

8

Graziano Rossi

Morbidelli

1m 32.06s

9

Dave Potter

Team Mitsui Yamaha

1m 32.12s

10

Boet van Dulmen

1m 32.21s

11

Jack Middelburg

1m 32.33s

12

Franco Uncini

Team Zago International

1m 32.37s

13

Philippe Coulon

1m 32.57s

14

Steve Parrish

Texaco Heron Team Suzuki

1m 32.6s

15

Randy Mamola

Serge Zago

1m 32.93s

16

Michel Rougerie

1m 32.97s

17

Marco Lucchinelli

1m 33.17s

18

Corrado Tuzii

1m 33.36s

19

John Newbold

Team Appleby Glade

1m 33.51s

20

John Woodley

1m 33.53s

21

Stan Woods

1m 33.76s

22

Dennis Ireland

Derry's Racing

1m 33.98s

23

Gianni Rolando

Scuderia Naldoni

1m 34.02s

24

Tony Rutter

Harold Coppock

1m 34.11s

25

Alex George

Hermetite Racing International

1m 34.17s

26

Carlo Perugini

1m 34.22s

27

Russell Wood

1m 34.58s

28

Ron Haslam

Mal Carter

1m 34.81s

29

Josef Hage

Dieter Braun Team

1m 34.99s

30

Peter Sjostrom

Ava MC Stockholm

1m 35.24s

31

Roberto Pietri

1m 35.3s

32

Giovanni Pelletier

1m 35.32s

33

Gary Lingham

1m 35.64s

34

Henk de Vries

Team 77

1m 35.99s

35

Seppo Rossi

Kouv MK

1m 39.04s

36

Steve Ward

Auto 66 Club

1m 36.1s

37

Lennart Backstrom

1m 36.63s

38

Takazumi Katayama

Honda International Racing

1m 36.66s

39

Rod Scivyer

1m 36.8s

40

Max Wiener

1m 37.2s

41

George Fogarty

Sports Motorcycles

1m 37.35s

42

Keith Huewen

Len Manchester Motorcycles

1m 37.57s

43

Roger Marshall

1m 37.64s

44

Toni Garcia

1m 37.89s

45

Gerhard Vogt

Bill Smith Racing

1m 37.9s

46

Eddie Grant

Honda International Racing

1m 37.9s

Circuit - Silverstone

Country

Britain

Location

Silverstone, Northamptonshire

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.927 (Miles)

Record

Ronnie Peterson (Lotus 72D-Ford), 1m17.5, 135.964 mph, F1, 1973

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