1979 French MotoGP

Race Winner
Country
France
Circuit
Round
12
Laps
29
Pole
Fastest Lap
Ferrari, 1m 37.90s
1979 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

7

Barry Sheene

7

Texaco Heron Team Suzuki

Suzuki

48m 6.8s

15

2

3

Randy Mamola

41

Serge Zago

Suzuki

48m 9.2s

12

3

2

Kenny Roberts

1

Yamaha Motor Company

Yamaha

48m 20.69s

10

4

Franco Uncini

53

Team Zago International

Suzuki

48m 26.51s

8

5

2

Johnny Cecotto

4

Yamaha Motor Company

Yamaha

48m 26.82s

6

6

Philippe Coulon

21

Suzuki

48m 27.46s

5

7

3

Steve Parrish

12

Texaco Heron Team Suzuki

Suzuki

49m 3.12s

4

8

3

Michel Rougerie

10

Suzuki

49m 20.87s

3

9

14

John Woodley

55

Suzuki

28 laps

2

10

17

Peter Sjostrom

52

Ava MC Stockholm

Suzuki

28 laps

1

11

15

Seppo Rossi

49

Kouv MK

Suzuki

28 laps

0

12

18

Henk de Vries

42

Team 77

Suzuki

28 laps

0

13

3

Herve Guilleux

50

Buton

28 laps

0

14

1

Gianni Rolando

19

Scuderia Naldoni

Suzuki

27 laps

0

15

7

Roberto Pietri

18

Suzuki

27 laps

0

16

19

Gerhard Vogt

20

Bill Smith Racing

Suzuki

27 laps

0

17

19

Alain Rothlisberger

48

Suzuki

26 laps

0

18

11

Wil Hartog

5

Riemersma Racing

Suzuki

22 laps

0

19

Willem Zoet

56

Stimorol Racing

Suzuki

22 laps

0

20

12

Michel Rastel

46

Suzuki

21 laps

0

DNQ

Mick Grant

?1

Honda International Racing

Honda

0

DNQ

Takazumi Katayama

?2

Honda International Racing

Honda

0

DNQ

Carlos Delgado de San Antonio

?3

Suzuki

0

DNQ

Kenny Blake

?4

Yamaha

0

DNQ

Bo Granath

?5

Honda International Racing

Yamaha

0

DNQ

King Wong Kwong

?6

Honda International Racing

Suzuki

0

R

Virginio Ferrari

11

Team Gallina Nava Olio Fiat

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Boet van Dulmen

14

Derry's Racing

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Graziano Rossi

16

Morbidelli

Morbidelli

Retired

0

R

Josef Hage

40

Dieter Braun Team

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Leandro Becheroni

22

Team Gallina Nava Olio Fiat

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Carlo Perugini

28

Team Sonauto Gauloises

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Dennis Ireland

31

Derry's Racing

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Lennart Backstrom

33

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Franck Gross

39

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Gustav Reiner

47

Dieter Braun Team

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Borge Nielsen

43

Dieter Braun Team

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Sergio Pellandini

44

Dieter Braun Team

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Giovanni Pelletier

45

Derry's Racing

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Max Wiener

54

Team Gallina Nava Olio Fiat

Suzuki

Retired

0

R

Christian Sarron

51

Team Sonauto Gauloises

Yamaha

Retired

0

R

Marco Lucchinelli

9

Team Sonauto Gauloises

Suzuki

Retired

0

Qualifying

Grid Driver Team Time

1

Kenny Roberts

Yamaha Motor Company

1m 38.13s

2

Virginio Ferrari

Team Gallina Nava Olio Fiat

1m 38.43s

3

Johnny Cecotto

Yamaha Motor Company

1m 38.46s

4

Franco Uncini

Team Zago International

1m 38.54s

5

Randy Mamola

Serge Zago

1m 38.73s

6

Philippe Coulon

1m 38.86s

7

Wil Hartog

Riemersma Racing

1m 38.99s

8

Barry Sheene

Texaco Heron Team Suzuki

1m 39.11s

9

Christian Sarron

Team Sonauto Gauloises

1m 39.68s

10

Steve Parrish

Texaco Heron Team Suzuki

1m 39.83s

11

Michel Rougerie

1m 40.11s

12

Boet van Dulmen

1m 40.24s

13

Marco Lucchinelli

1m 40.26s

14

Carlo Perugini

1m 40.68s

15

Gianni Rolando

Scuderia Naldoni

1m 40.86s

16

Herve Guilleux

1m 41.06s

17

Graziano Rossi

Morbidelli

1m 41.3s

18

Giovanni Pelletier

1m 41.43s

19

Willem Zoet

Stimorol Racing

1m 41.9s

20

Max Wiener

1m 42.21s

21

Dennis Ireland

Derry's Racing

1m 42.47s

22

Roberto Pietri

1m 42.52s

23

John Woodley

1m 42.72s

24

Franck Gross

1m 42.86s

25

Gustav Reiner

Dieter Braun Team

1m 42.95s

26

Seppo Rossi

Kouv MK

1m 43.16s

27

Peter Sjostrom

Ava MC Stockholm

1m 43.37s

28

Josef Hage

Dieter Braun Team

1m 43.43s

29

Sergio Pellandini

1m 43.58s

30

Henk de Vries

Team 77

1m 43.74s

31

Leandro Becheroni

1m 43.78s

32

Michel Rastel

1m 44.05s

33

Lennart Backstrom

1m 44.36s

34

Borge Nielsen

1m 44.41s

35

Gerhard Vogt

Bill Smith Racing

1m 44.41s

36

Alain Rothlisberger

1m 45.22s

37

Mick Grant

Honda International Racing

38

Takazumi Katayama

Honda International Racing

39

Carlos Delgado de San Antonio

40

Kenny Blake

41

Bo Granath

42

King Wong Kwong

Circuit - Le Mans-Bugatti

Country

France

Location

Le Mans, Pays de la Loire

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.748 (Miles)

Record

Graham Hill (Lotus 49-Ford), 1m36.7, 102.304 mph, F1, 1967

First Race

1966 Le Mans F2

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