1981 German motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1981 German motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 1981 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 1–3 May 1981 at the Hockenheimring.

West Germany  1981 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 14 races in the
1981 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Hockenheimring-1970.svg
Date3 May 1981
Official nameGroßer Preis von Deutschland[1][2][3]
LocationHockenheimring
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 6.789 km (4.218 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider New Zealand Graeme Crosby
Time 2:12.450
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kenny Roberts
Time 2:10.550
Podium
First United States Kenny Roberts
Second United States Randy Mamola
Third Italy Marco Lucchinelli
350 cc
Pole position
Rider France Patrick Fernandez
Time 2:17.790
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First West Germany Anton Mang
Second France Éric Saul
Third France Thierry Espié
250 cc
Pole position
Rider West Germany Anton Mang
Time 2:22.510
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First West Germany Anton Mang
Second Venezuela Carlos Lavado
Third Switzerland Roland Freymond
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Ángel Nieto
Time 2:31.640
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First Spain Ángel Nieto
Second Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger
Third Switzerland Hans Müller
50 cc
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger
Time 2:49.690
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First Italy Eugenio Lazzarini
Second Austria Hans-Jürgen Hummel
Third West Germany Rainer Kunz
Eventual race winner Kenny Roberts on his bike at the 500cc race.

ClassificationEdit

500 ccEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Kenny Roberts Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha 42'04.700 15
2   Randy Mamola Ingersoll Herin Team Suzuki Suzuki +0.440 12
3   Marco Lucchinelli Team Nava Suzuki Suzuki +0.690 10
4   Boet van Dulmen Yamaha +16.970 8
5   Michel Frutschi Elf Motor Racing Team Yamaha +31.610 6
6   Barry Sheene Yamaha +32.560 5
7   Hiroyuki Kawasaki Ingersoll Herin Team Suzuki Suzuki +35.390 4
8   Jack Middelburg Racing Westland Suzuki +39.760 3
9   Marc Fontan Team Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha +50.940 2
10   Franco Uncini Suzuki +53.230 1
11   Sadao Asami Yamaha Motor Company +1'02.440
12   Philippe Coulon Suzuki +1'04.070
13   Graeme Crosby Ingersoll Herin Team Suzuki Suzuki +1'05.060
14   Wil Hartog Riemersma Racing Suzuki +1'28.720
15   Raymond Roche Suzuki +1'30.590
16   Kimmo Kopra Suzuki +1'30.850
17   Peter Sjöström Suzuki +1'34.310
18   Walter Migliorati Suzuki +1'36.390
19   Christian Estrosi Suzuki +1'40.010
20   Henk de Vries Henk de Vries Motoren Suzuki +2'01.840
21   Sergio Pellandini Suzuki +2'05.110
22   Alain Rothlisberger Suzuki +1 lap
23   Josef Hage Dieter Braun Team Yamaha +1 lap
24   Michael Schmid Suzuki +1 lap
25   Bernard Fau Yamaha +1 lap
26   Dominique Pernet Yamaha +1 lap
27   Gerhard Vogt Seel-Suzuki +1 lap
28   Gunter Dreier Yamaha +1 lap
29   Marco Greco Yamaha +1 lap
30   Virginio Ferrari Cagiva Corse Cagiva +1 lap
Ret   Dave Potter Suzuki Retired
Ret   Kork Ballington Team Kawasaki Kawasaki Retired
Ret   Stuart Avant Ellis Racing Suzuki Retired
Ret   Klaus Klein Suzuki Retired
Ret   Seppo Rossi Suzuki Retired
Ret   Takazumi Katayama Honda International Racing Honda Retired
Ret   Mike Baldwin Yamaha Retired
Ret   Jon Ekerold Team Solitude Deutschland [[Solo (motorcycle)}Solo]] Retired
Ret   Stefan Klabacher Saga Racing Yamaha Retired
Ret   Wolfgang von Muralt Yamaha Retired
Ret   Keith Huewen Heron Suzuki GB Suzuki Retired
Ret   Adelio Faccioli Suzuki Retired
Ret   Andreas Hofmann Suzuki Retired
Ret   Jean Lafond Yamaha Retired
DNS   Dale Singleton Beaulieu Racing Suzuki Did not start
DNS   Christian Sarron Team Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha Did not start
Sources: [4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1981". Archive.fo. Archived from the original on 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "1981 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Hockenheimring | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  4. ^ "1981 German MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 15 January 2018.
  5. ^ "WEST GERMANY GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1981". Motogp.com.


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