1980 French motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1980 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 1980 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 23–25 May 1980 at the Paul Ricard Circuit.

France  1980 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 10 races in the
1980 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date25 May 1980
Official nameGrand Prix de France Moto[1]
LocationCircuit Paul Ricard
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.809 km (3.610 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Marco Lucchinelli
Time 2:03.420
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kenny Roberts
Time 2:04.790
Podium
First United States Kenny Roberts
Second United States Randy Mamola
Third Italy Marco Lucchinelli
350 cc
Pole position
Rider Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
Time 2:09.910
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First South Africa Jon Ekerold
Second Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
Third France Éric Saul
250 cc
Pole position
Rider West Germany Anton Mang
Time 2:12.270
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First South Africa Kork Ballington
Second West Germany Anton Mang
Third France Thierry Espié
125 cc
Pole position
Rider France Guy Bertin
Time 2:18.980
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First Spain Ángel Nieto
Second Italy Pier Paolo Bianchi
Third Italy Loris Reggiani
50 cc
Pole position
Rider No 50cc race was held
Fastest lap
Rider No 50cc race was held
Podium
First No 50cc race was held
Second No 50cc race was held
Third No 50cc race was held

ClassificationEdit

500 ccEdit

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Kenny Roberts Yamaha Motor Company 44'13.980 15
2   Randy Mamola Suzuki +5.380 12
3   Marco Lucchinelli Team Nava Olio Fiat +5.790 10
4   Graziano Rossi Team Nava Olio Fiat +45.900 8
5   Graeme Crosby Texaco Heron Team Suzuki +53.870 6
6   Takazumi Katayama Suzuki +55.190 5
7   Michel Rougerie Ecurie Ste Pernod +1'07.860 4
8   Kork Ballington Team Kawasaki +1'10.250 3
9   Johnny Cecotto Venemotos Racing Team +1'12.950 2
10   Patrick Pons Team Sonauto Gauloises +1'13.500 1
11   Raymond Roche Team Sonauto Gauloises +1'14.430
12   Sadao Asami Yamaha Motor Company +1'17.280
13   Carlo Perugini Suzuki +1'19.020
14   Seppo Rossi Suzuki +1'20.580
15   Bernard Fau GME Motul GPA +1'26.960
16   Philippe Coulon Marlboro Nava Frankonia +1'34.200
17   Franco Bonera Yamaha +1'40.490
18   Willem Zoet Stimorol Racing +1'44.020
19   Boet van Dulmen Yamaha Motor Company +2'10.370
20   Markku Matikainen Saga Racing +2'23.560
21   Sergio Pellandini Suzuki +1 lap
22   Michel Frutschi Elf Motor Racing Team +1 lap
23   Maurizio Massimiani Scuderia Naldoni Imola +1 lap
24   Franck Gross Suzuki +1 lap
25   Jack Middelburg Yamaha IMN +2 laps
NC   Guido Paci Suzuki Not classified
Ret   Hubert Rigal Moto Club de Monaco Retired
Ret   Barry Sheene Yamaha Motor Company Retired
Ret   Christian Estrosi Team Furygan Suzuki Retired
Ret   Franco Uncini Suzuki Retired
Ret   Patrick Fernandez Ecurie Ste Pernod Retired
DNQ   Gianni Pelletier Morbidelli Did not qualify
DNQ   Peter Sjöström Suzuki Did not qualify
Sources:[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1980". Archive.today. 5 September 2012. Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. ^ "1980 French MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  3. ^ "motogp.com · FRENCH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1980". Motogp.com. Retrieved 13 July 2018.


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