1980 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1980 in motorsport including the major racing events, motorsport venues that were opened and closed during a year, championships and non-championship events that were established and disestablished in a year, and births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people.

Years in motorsport

1980 in sports

Annual eventsEdit

The calendar includes only annual major non-championship events or annual events that had significance separate from the championship. For the dates of the championship events see related season articles.

Date Event Ref
1–23 January 2nd Dakar Rally [1]
2–3 February 18th 24 Hours of Daytona [2]
17 February 22nd Daytona 500 [3]
18 May 38th Monaco Grand Prix [4]
25 May 64th Indianapolis 500 [5]
31 May-6 June 63rd Isle of Man TT [6]
14–15 June 48th 24 Hours of Le Mans [7]
26–27 July 32nd 24 Hours of Spa [8]
27 July 3rd Suzuka 8 Hours [9]
4–5 October 9th 24 Hours of Nurburgring [10]
5 October 21st Hardie-Ferodo 1000 [11]
16 November 27th Macau Grand Prix [12]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
19 January Jenson Button British Racing driver Formula One World Champion (2009). [13]
4 July Marc Lieb German Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (2016). FIA World Endurance champion (2016). [14]
22 Scott Dixon New Zealand Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (2008). [15]
5 October James Toseland British Motorcycle racer Superbike World champion (2004, 2007). [16]
18 November François Duval Belgian Rally driver 2005 Rally Australia winner. [17]
14 December Thed Björk Swedish Racing driver World Touring Car champion (2017). [18]
17 Ryan Hunter-Reay American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (2014). [19]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
6 January Raymond Mays 80 British Racing driver One of the first British Formula One drivers. [20]
26 November Pete DePaolo 82 American Racing driver Indianapolis 500 winner (1925). [21]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1980 Dakar Rally" (PDF). rssp.eu. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 September 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Daytona 24 Hours 1980 - Racing Sports Cars". racingsportscars.com. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  3. ^ "1980 Daytona 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  4. ^ "1980 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "1980 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  6. ^ "TT 1980". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1980". formula2.net. Archived from the original on 2012-01-14. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  8. ^ "24 h Spa-Francorchamps". touringcarracing.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Suzuka 8 Hours 1980 results". Moto Racing JAPAN. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Nurburgring 24 hours". touringcarracing.net. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  11. ^ "1980 Bathurst 1000". Unique Cars & Parts. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  12. ^ "1980 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Jenson Button". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Marc Lieb". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Scott Dixon". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  16. ^ "James Toseland". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  17. ^ "François Duval". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Thed Björk". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Ryan Hunter-Reay". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  20. ^ "Raymond Mays". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Peter De Paolo". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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