1981 French motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1981 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 1981 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 16–17 May 1981 at the Paul Ricard Circuit.

France  1981 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 14 races in the
1981 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Paul Ricard.png
Date17 May 1981
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 2:04.270
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Marco Lucchinelli
Time 2:04.510
Podium
First Italy Marco Lucchinelli
Second United States Randy Mamola
Third New Zealand Graeme Crosby
350 cc
Pole position
Rider No 350cc race was held
Fastest lap
Rider No 350cc race was held
Podium
First No 350cc race was held
Second No 350cc race was held
Third No 350cc race was held
250 cc
Pole position
Rider West Germany Anton Mang
Time 2:12.620
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First West Germany Anton Mang
Second France Thierry Espié
Third Venezuela Carlos Lavado
125 cc
Pole position
Rider France Guy Bertin
Time 2:19.370
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First Spain Ángel Nieto
Second France Guy Bertin
Third Italy Pier Paolo Bianchi
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 Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Marco Lucchinelli Team Nava Suzuki Suzuki 44'09.580 15
2   Randy Mamola Ingersoll Herin Team Suzuki Suzuki +4.910 12
3   Graeme Crosby Ingersoll Herin Team Suzuki Suzuki +5.350 10
4   Barry Sheene Yamaha +5.630 8
5   Kenny Roberts Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha +13.950 6
6   Hiroyuki Kawasaki Ingersoll Herin Team Suzuki Suzuki +30.090 5
7   Kork Ballington Team Kawasaki Kawasaki +30.340 4
8   Boet van Dulmen Yamaha +30.980 3
9   Jack Middelburg Racing Westland Suzuki +40.510 2
10   Marc Fontan Team Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha +1'05.000 1
11   Seppo Rossi Suzuki +1'09.540
12   Bernard Fau Yamaha +1'10.000
13   Sergio Pellandini Suzuki +1'19.030
14   Kimmo Kopra Suzuki +1'38.520
15   Walter Migliorati Suzuki +1'40.270
16   Stuart Avant Ellis Racing Suzuki +1'45.800
17   Jean Lafond Yamaha +1'50.830
18   Jacques Agopian Suzuki +1 lap
19   Dominique Pernet Yamaha +1 lap
20   Andreas Hofmann Suzuki +1 lap
21   Roberto Pietri Suzuki +1 lap
22   Alain Rothlisberger Suzuki +1 lap
23   Josef Hage Dieter Braun Team Yamaha +1 lap
24   Antonio Grecco Suzuki +1 lap
Ret   Takazumi Katayama Honda International Racing Honda Accident
Ret   Christian Sarron Team Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha Accident
Ret   Hervé Guilleux Yamaha Accident
Ret   Peter Sjöström Suzuki Retired
Ret   Mike Baldwin Yamaha Retired
Ret   Sadao Asami Yamaha Retired
Ret   Gustav Reiner Team Solitude Deutschland Solo Retired
Ret   Keith Huewen Heron Suzuki GB Suzuki Retired
Ret   Franco Uncini Suzuki Retired
Ret   Christian Estrosi Suzuki Retired
Ret   Gianni Rolando Lombardini Retired
Ret   Philippe Coulon Suzuki Retired
Ret   Raymond Roche Suzuki Retired
DNS   Hubert Rigal Yamaha Did not start
DNQ   Carlo Perugini Moto Sanvenero Sanvenero Did not qualify
DNQ   Lennart Bäckström Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Franck Gross Suzuki Did not qualify
DNQ   Virginio Ferrari Cagiva Corse Cagiva Did not qualify
DNQ   Raffaele Pasqual Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ   Gina Bovaird Yamaha Did not qualify
Sources:[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alle Grand-Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden, van 1973 (het jaar dat Jack begon met racen) tot heden". Archive.fo. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ "1981 French MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  3. ^ "motogp.com · FRENCH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1981". Motogp.com. Retrieved 10 July 2018.


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