1979 German motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1979 German motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 1979 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 4–6 May 1979 at the Hockenheimring.

West Germany  1979 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 13 races in the
1979 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Hockenheimring-1970.svg
Date6 May 1979
Official nameGroßer Preis von Deutschland[1][2][3]
LocationHockenheimring
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 6.789 km (4.218 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Barry Sheene
Time 2:16.100
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kenny Roberts
Time 2:12.400
Podium
First Netherlands Wil Hartog
Second United States Kenny Roberts
Third Italy Virginio Ferrari
350 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Walter Villa
Time 2:18.400
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First South Africa Jon Ekerold
Second West Germany Anton Mang
Third Switzerland Michel Frutschi
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Walter Villa
Time 2:25.300
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First South Africa Kork Ballington
Second United States Randy Mamola
Third West Germany Anton Mang
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Ángel Nieto
Time 2:34.000
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First Spain Ángel Nieto
Second Austria Harald Bartol
Third West Germany Walter Koschine
50 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Ricardo Tormo
Time 2:49.900
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First West Germany Gerhard Waibel
Second Netherlands Peter Looijesteijn
Third West Germany Ingo Emmerich

ClassificationEdit

500 ccEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Wil Hartog Riemersma Racing Suzuki 42'33.900 15
2   Kenny Roberts Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha +3.600 12
3   Virginio Ferrari Team Gallina Nava Olio Fiat Suzuki +12.500 10
4   Bernard Fau Suzuki France Suzuki +25.900 8
5   Philippe Coulon Suzuki +27.900 6
6   Franco Uncini Team Zago International Suzuki +47.400 5
7   Jack Middelburg Suzuki +48.800 4
8   Christian Sarron Team Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha +1'05.100 3
9   Steve Parrish Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +1'06.200 2
10   Mike Baldwin Serge Zago Suzuki +1'27.200 1
11   Dennis Ireland Derry's Racing Suzuki +1 lap
12   Elmar Renner Moto Team Krawehl Suzuki +1 lap
13   Henk de Vries Team 77 Suzuki +1 lap
14   Gerhard Vogt Bill Smith Racing Suzuki +1 lap
15   Hans-Otto Butenuth Suzuki +1 lap
16   Max Nothiger Suzuki +1 lap
17   Herbert Schieferecke Suzuki +1 lap
18   Bo Granath Suzuki +2 laps
19   King Wong Kwong Suzuki +2 laps
20   Michael Schmid Suzuki +2 laps
Ret   Max Wiener Suzuki Retired
Ret   Barry Sheene Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki Retired
Ret   Boet van Dulmen Suzuki Retired
Ret   Graziano Rossi Morbidelli Morbidelli Retired
Ret   Gianni Pelletier Suzuki Retired
Ret   Tom Herron Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki Retired
Ret   Max Steiner Suzuki Retitred
Ret   Marco Lucchinelli Suzuki Retired
Ret   Børge Nielsen Suzuki Retired
Ret   Michel Rougerie Suzuki Retired
Ret   Mick Grant Suzuki Retired
Ret   Hans Schofer Yamaha Retired
Ret   Gustav Reiner Dieter Braun Team Suzuki Retired
Ret   Alex George Suzuki Retired
Ret   Hiroyuki Kawasaki Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki Retired
Ret   Seppo Ojala Suzuki Retired
Ret   Carlo Perugini Suzuki Retired
Ret   Sandro Moro Suzuki Retired
Ret   Carlo Prati Suzuki Retired
Ret   Stefano Bonetti Suzuki Retired
DNS   Gianni Rolando Scuderia Naldoni Suzuki Did not start
DNS   Peter Sjöström Ava MC Stockholm Suzuki Did not start
DNQ   Egid Schwemmer Yamaha Did not qualify
Sources: [4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1979". Archive.li. Retrieved 2018-10-19.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "1979 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Hockenheimring - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "1979 German MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 29 January 2018.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · WEST GERMANY GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1979". www.motogp.com.


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1979 Austrian Grand Prix
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