1978 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1978 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 1978 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 14–16 April 1978 at the Circuito Permanente del Jarama.

Spain  1978 Spanish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 13 races in the
1978 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuito Permanente del Jarama.svg
Date16 April 1978
Official nameXXVVIII Gran Premio de España[1]
LocationCircuito Permanente del Jarama
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 3.404 km (2.115 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kenny Roberts
Time 1:34.900
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kenny Roberts
Time 1:34.500
Podium
First United States Pat Hennen
Second United States Kenny Roberts
Third Japan Takazumi Katayama
250 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kenny Roberts
Time 1:38.700
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Gregg Hansford
Time 1:36.900
Podium
First Australia Gregg Hansford
Second United States Kenny Roberts
Third Italy Franco Uncini
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi
Time 1:44.100
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Eugenio Lazzarini
Time 1:43.900
Podium
First Italy Eugenio Lazzarini
Second France Thierry Espié
Third Austria Harald Bartol
50 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Eugenio Lazzarini
Time 1:53.600
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Eugenio Lazzarini
Time 1:52.500
Podium
First Italy Eugenio Lazzarini
Second Spain Ricardo Tormo
Third France Patrick Plisson

ClassificationEdit

500 ccEdit

Pos No. Rider Team Manufacturer Time Points
1 3   Pat Hennen Suzuki 57'45.800 15
2 40   Kenny Roberts Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha +7.300 12
3 24   Takazumi Katayama Sarome & Motul Team Yamaha +8.900 10
4 4   Johnny Cecotto Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha +14.300 8
5 7   Barry Sheene Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +14.700 6
6 2   Steve Baker Team Gallina Nava Olio Fiat Suzuki +16.500 5
7 8   Tepi Länsivuori Suzuki +1'01.500 4
8 15   Christian Estrosi Suzuki +1'10.700 3
9 9   Wil Hartog Riemersma Racing Suzuki +1'14.900 2
10 5   Steve Parrish Suzuki +1 lap 1
11 14   Boet van Dulmen Suzuki +1 lap
12 21   Jean-Philippe Orban Team La Licorne Suzuki +1 lap
13 6   Tom Herron Suzuki +1 lap
14 11   Michel Rougerie Suzuki +2 laps
15 16   Leslie van Breda Suzuki +2 laps
16 28   Bruno Kneubühler RSS Racing Team Suzuki +2 laps
17 26   Clive Padgett Yamaha +2 laps
18 19   Alex George Suzuki +3 laps
19 33   Fernando Gonzalez de Nicolas Yamaha +3 laps
Ret   Ikujiro Takai Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha Accident
Ret   Virginio Ferrari Team Gallina Nava Olio Fiat Suzuki Retired
Ret   Max Wiener Suzuki Clutch
Ret   Marco Lucchinelli Cagiva Corse Suzuki Accident
Ret   Philippe Coulon Marlboro Nava Total Suzuki Retired
Ret   John Newbold Ray Hamblin Motorcycles Suzuki Retired
Ret   Olivier Chevallier Yamaha Retired
Ret   Jon Ekerold Suzuki Deutschland Suzuki Retired
Ret   Pentti Korhonen RSS Racing Team Yamaha Retired
DNS   Carlos Delgado de San Antonio Suzuki Did not start
DNQ   Eddie Roberts Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Francisco Perez Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Gianni Rolando Team Librenti Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Kimmo Kopra Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ   Seppo Ojala Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ   Victor Palomo Sonauto Buton Did not qualify
Sources: [2][3][4]

250ccEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 50   Gregg Hansford Kawasaki 30 49:27.3 2 15
2 40   Kenny Roberts Yamaha 30 +10.3 1 12
3 2   Franco Uncini Yamaha 30 +45.8 3 10
4 6   Kork Ballington Kawasaki 30 +50.2 4 8
5 8   Jon Ekerold Yamaha 30 +1:21.9 7 6
6 9   Mick Grant Kawasaki 30 +1:22.6 12 5
7 14   Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 29 +1 lap 8 4
8 5   Tom Herron Yamaha 29 +1 lap 13 3
9 3   Ray Quincey Yamaha 29 +1 lap 17 2
10 12   Chas Mortimer Yamaha 29 +1 lap 9 1
11 16   Anton Mang Kawasaki 29 +1 lap
12 18   Vic Soussan Yamaha 29 +1 lap 16
13 11   Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 29 +1 lap 11
14 7   Les van Breda Yamaha 29 +1 lap 19
15 17   Ángel Nieto Bultaco 29 +1 lap 19
16 31   Carlos Morante Yamaha 29 +1 lap
17 28   Eduardo Alemán Yamaha 29 +1 lap
18 46   Eero Hyvärinen Yamaha 28 +2 laps
19 48   Roland Freymond Yamaha 28 +2 laps
  Mario Lega Morbidelli 5
  Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 6
  Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 10
  John Dodds Yamaha 14
  Benjamin Grau Derbi 15
  Pierluigi Conforti Yamaha 18
  Carlos Lavado Yamaha 20
29 starters in total
[4]

125cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 2   Eugenio Lazzarini MBA 27 47:54.8 2 15
2 11   Thierry Espié Motobécane 27 +36.7 4 12
3 6   Harald Bartol Morbidelli 27 +1:05.9 8 10
4 36   Clive Horton Morbidelli 27 +1:23.5 13 8
5 22   Felice Agostini Morbidelli 27 +1:35.1 7 6
6 4   Jean-Louis Guignabodet Morbidelli 27 +1:43.9 9 5
7 31   Miguel Cortes Morbidelli 27 +1:46.9 14 4
8 16   Thierry Noblesse Morbidelli 27 +1:47.9 10 3
9 24   Per-Edward Carlson Morbidelli 27 +1:48.3 15 2
10 21   Patrick Plisson Morbidelli 26 +1 lap 12 1
11 39   Julien van Zeebroeck Morbidelli 26 +1 lap 18
12 26   Ivan Palazzese Morbidelli 26 +1 lap 19
13 18   Rolf Blatter Morbidelli 26 +1 lap
14 7   Stefan Dörflinger Morbidelli 26 +1 lap 16
15 15   Cees van Dongen Morbidelli 26 +1 lap
16 14   Walter Koschine Morbidelli 26 +1 lap
17 38   Francisco Roman Motobécane 26 +1 lap
18 23   Fabrizio Frollani Morbidelli 25 +2 laps 17
  Pierpaolo Bianchi Minarelli 1
  Ángel Nieto Bultaco 3
  Maurizio Massimiani Morbidelli 5
  Pierluigi Conforti Morbidelli 6
  Hans Müller Morbidelli 11
  François Granon Morbidelli 20
28 starters in total
[4]

50cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 2   Eugenio Lazzarini Kreidler 18 35:02.5 1 15
2 3   Ricardo Tormo Bultaco 18 +4.2 2 12
3 4   Patrick Plisson ABF 18 +1:05.8 4 10
4 18   Wolfgang Müller Kreidler 18 +1:14.6 5 8
5 14   Cees van Dongen Kreidler 18 +1:46.7 11 6
6 32   Daniel Corvi Kreidler 18 +1:56.6 5
7 9   Theo Timmer Kreidler 18 +2:04.6 9 4
8 6   Ramón Gali Bultaco 17 +1 lap 20 3
9 12   Aldo Pero Kreidler 17 +1 lap 12 2
10 34   Javier Mira Kreidler 17 +1 lap 9 4
11 28   Jorge Navarrete Bultaco 17 +1 lap 15
12 24   Jacques Hutteau Kreidler 17 +1 lap
13 11   Rolf Blatter Kreidler 17 +1 lap
14 10   Rudolf Kunz Kreidler 17 +1 lap 13
15 31   Vicente Ferrer Kreidler 17 +1 lap
16 27   Henrique Sande Kreidler 14 +4 laps
NC 30   Salvador Ventosa Kreidler 12 +6 laps
  Stefan Dörflinger Kreidler 3
  Ingo Emmerich Kreidler 6
  Julien van Zeebroeck Kreidler 7
  Gaspar Legaz Kreidler 8
  Claudio Lusuardi Bultaco 10
  Peter Looyestein Kreidler 14
  Hagen Klein Kreidler 16
  Joaquín Gali Kreidler 17
  Pierre Dumont Kreidler 18
  Charles Dumont Kreidler 19
27 starters in total
[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alle Grand-Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden, van 1973 (het jaar dat Jack begon met racen) tot heden". Archive.li. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  2. ^ "1978 Spanish MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  3. ^ "SPANISH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1978". Motogp.com. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d Coleman, Barry (ed.). Motocourse 1978-1979. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 69. ISBN 0-905138-06-6.


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