1981 French MotoGP

Race Winner
Country
France
Circuit
Round
4
Laps
21
Pole
Fastest Lap
Lucchinelli, 2m 04.51s
1981 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

Marco Lucchinelli

3

Team Nava Suzuki

Suzuki

44m 9.58s

15

2

4

Randy Mamola

2

Ingersoll Herin Team Suzuki

Suzuki

44m 14.49s

12

3

2

Graeme Crosby

8

Ingersoll Herin Team Suzuki

Suzuki

44m 14.93s

10

4

1

Barry Sheene

7

Yamaha

44m 15.21s

8

5

3

Kenny Roberts

1

Yamaha Motor Company

Yamaha

44m 23.53s

6

6

1

Hiroyuki Kawasaki

29

Ingersoll Herin Team Suzuki

Suzuki

44m 39.67s

5

7

3

Kork Ballington

12

Team Kawasaki

Kawasaki

44m 39.92s

4

8

2

Boet van Dulmen

15

Yamaha

44m 40.56s

3

9

Jack Middelburg

9

Racing Westland

Suzuki

44m 50.09s

2

10

2

Marc Fontan

16

Team Sonauto Gauloises

Yamaha

45m 14.58s

1

11

8

Seppo Rossi

43

Suzuki

45m 19.12s

0

12

1

Bernard Fau

23

Suzuki

45m 19.58s

0

13

7

Sergio Pellandini

30

Yamaha

45m 28.61s

0

14

11

Kimmo Kopra

?1

Suzuki

45m 48.1s

0

15

15

Walter Migliorati

39

Suzuki

45m 49.85s

0

16

11

Stuart Avant

38

Ellis Racing

Suzuki

45m 55.38s

0

17

1

Jean Lafond

35

Suzuki

46m 0.41s

0

18

17

Jacques Agopian

50

Suzuki

20 laps

0

19

13

Dominique Pernet

52

Yamaha

20 laps

0

20

14

Andreas Hofmann

?2

Suzuki

20 laps

0

21

16

Roberto Pietri

55

Suzuki

20 laps

0

22

11

Alain Rothlisberger

45

Suzuki

20 laps

0

23

13

Josef Hage

58

Dieter Braun Team

Yamaha

20 laps

0

24

14

Antonio Grecco

47

Suzuki

20 laps

0

DNQ

Franck Gross

49

Suzuki

0

DNQ

Lennart Backstrom

41

Cagiva Corse

Suzuki

0

DNQ

Carlo Perugini

11

Moto Sanvenero

Sanvenero

0

DNQ

Virginio Ferrari

?3

Cagiva Corse

Cagiva

0

DNQ

Raffaele Pasqual

?4

Suzuki

0

DNQ

Gina Bovaird

?5

Moto Sanvenero

Yamaha

0

R

Gianni Rolando

?1252

Team Solitude Deutschland

Lombardini

3 laps Retired

0

R

Herve Guilleux

?1357

Heron Suzuki GB

Yamaha

17 laps Accident

0

R

Takazumi Katayama

10

Honda International Racing

Honda

17 laps Accident

0

R

Christian Sarron

24

Team Sonauto Gauloises

Yamaha

17 laps Accident

0

R

Raymond Roche

25

Suzuki

1 laps Retired

0

R

Sadao Asami

20

Yamaha

10 laps Retired

0

R

Christian Estrosi

19

Team Solitude Deutschland

Yamaha

5 laps Retired

0

R

Philippe Coulon

14

Heron Suzuki GB

Suzuki

1 laps Retired

0

R

Franco Uncini

4

Honda International Racing

Suzuki

6 laps Retired

0

R

Gustav Reiner

40

Team Solitude Deutschland

Solo

9 laps Retired

0

R

Peter Sjostrom

36

Team Sonauto Gauloises

Suzuki

14 laps Retired

0

R

Keith Huewen

46

Heron Suzuki GB

Suzuki

8 laps Retired

0

R

Hubert Rigal

57

Honda International Racing

Yamaha

10 laps Retired

0

R

Mike Baldwin

48

Honda International Racing

Suzuki

12 laps Retired

0

Qualifying

Grid Driver Team Time

1

Marco Lucchinelli

Team Nava Suzuki

2m 4.27s

2

Kenny Roberts

Yamaha Motor Company

2m 4.74s

3

Barry Sheene

2m 5.2s

4

Kork Ballington

Team Kawasaki

2m 5.68s

5

Graeme Crosby

Ingersoll Herin Team Suzuki

2m 5.91s

6

Randy Mamola

Ingersoll Herin Team Suzuki

2m 6.3s

7

Hiroyuki Kawasaki

Ingersoll Herin Team Suzuki

2m 6.42s

8

Franco Uncini

2m 7.06s

9

Jack Middelburg

Racing Westland

2m 7.06s

10

Boet van Dulmen

2m 7.38s

11

Christian Sarron

Team Sonauto Gauloises

2m 7.43s

12

Marc Fontan

Team Sonauto Gauloises

2m 7.49s

13

Bernard Fau

2m 7.78s

14

Mike Baldwin

2m 8.91s

15

Raymond Roche

2m 8.27s

16

Jean Lafond

2m 8.44s

17

Keith Huewen

Heron Suzuki GB

2m 8.61s

18

Sadao Asami

2m 8.76s

19

Seppo Rossi

2m 9.04s

20

Sergio Pellandini

2m 9.04s

21

Hubert Rigal

2m 9.17s

22

Christian Estrosi

2m 9.7s

23

Philippe Coulon

2m 9.79s

24

Herve Guilleux

2m 9.87s

25

Kimmo Kopra

2m 10.09s

26

Peter Sjostrom

2m 10.15s

27

Stuart Avant

Ellis Racing

2m 10.15s

28

Takazumi Katayama

Honda International Racing

2m 10.21s

29

Gustav Reiner

Team Solitude Deutschland

2m 10.24s

30

Walter Migliorati

2m 10.36s

31

Gianni Rolando

2m 10.91s

32

Dominique Pernet

2m 10.92s

33

Alain Rothlisberger

2m 11.27s

34

Andreas Hofmann

2m 11.46s

35

Jacques Agopian

2m 12.19s

36

Josef Hage

Dieter Braun Team

2m 12.35s

37

Roberto Pietri

2m 12.71s

38

Antonio Grecco

2m 13.68s

39

Lennart Backstrom

2m 14.13s

40

Franck Gross

2m 14.83s

41

Virginio Ferrari

Cagiva Corse

2m 17.22s

42

Raffaele Pasqual

2m 17.71s

43

Gina Bovaird

2m 23.21s

44

Carlo Perugini

Moto Sanvenero

2m 26.11s

Circuit - Paul Ricard

Country

France

Location

Le Castellet, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Type

Permanent road course

Length

3.61 (Miles)

Record

Keke Rosberg (Williams FW10-Honda), 1m39.914, 130.072 mph, F1, 1985

First Race

1970 Paul Ricard F2

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