1985 French motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1985 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 1985 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 19–21 July 1985 at the Bugatti Circuit located in Le Mans.

France  1985 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 12 races in the
1985 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Le Mans Bugatti.png
Date21 July 1985
Official nameGrand Prix de France[1]
LocationBugatti Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 7.004 km (4.352 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Freddie Spencer
Time 1:33.470
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First United States Freddie Spencer
Second France Raymond Roche
Third United States Randy Mamola
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Unknown
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First United States Freddie Spencer
Second West Germany Anton Mang
Third Italy Fausto Ricci
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Unknown
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First Italy Ezio Gianola
Second Italy Fausto Gresini
Third Switzerland Bruno Kneubühler
80 cc
Pole position
Rider Unknown
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First Spain Ángel Nieto
Second Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger
Third Netherlands Henk van Kessel

ClassificationEdit

500 ccEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Freddie Spencer Rothmans Team HRC Honda 45'58.330 15
2   Raymond Roche Marlboro Team Agostini Yamaha +15.710 12
3   Randy Mamola Rothmans Honda Mamola Honda +19.800 10
4   Eddie Lawson Marlboro Team Agostini Yamaha +26.890 8
5   Ron Haslam Rothmans Honda Britain Honda +33.850 6
6   Pierre-Etienne Samin Honda Benelux Elf Honda +1'22.750 5
7   Sito Pons HB Suzuki GP Team Suzuki +1'28.060 4
8   Gustav Reiner Zwafink & Wilberts Racing Honda +1 lap 3
9   Fabio Biliotti Team Italia Honda +1 lap 2
10   Mike Baldwin Honda +1 lap 1
11   Armando Errico Team Italia Honda +1 lap
12   Franco Uncini HB Suzuki GP Team Suzuki +1 lap
13   Wolfgang Von Muralt Frankonia-Suzuki Suzuki +1 lap
14   Rob Punt Oud Bier Suzuki +1 lap
15   Dietmar Mayer Honda +1 lap
16   Maurice Coq Suzuki +1 lap
17   Simon Buckmaster Sid Griffiths Racing Suzuki +2 lap
18   Andreas Leuthe Honda +2 laps
Ret   Neil Robinson Jim Finlay Racing Suzuki Retired
Ret   Didier de Radiguès Honda Benelux Elf Honda Retired
Ret   Marco Gentile Yamaha Retired
Ret   Christian Sarron Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha Yamaha Accident
Ret   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda Britain Honda Retired
Ret   Rob McElnea Skoal Bandit Heron Suzuki Suzuki Retired
Ret   Christian Le Liard Team ROC Honda Retired
Ret   Stelio Marmaras Suzuki Retired
Ret   Eero Hyvärinen Honda Accident
Ret   Boet van Dulmen Shell-Toshiba Racing Team Honda Accident
Ret   Dave Petersen Kreepy Krauly Racing Honda Accident
Ret   Massimo Messere Team Italia Honda Retired
Ret   Louis-Luc Maisto Honda Retired
DNS   Claude Arciero Honda Did not start
DNS   Thierry Espié Chevallier Did not start
DNQ   René Lavigne Honda Did not qualify
Sources:[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1985". Archive.today (in Dutch). 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  2. ^ "1985 French MotoGP". Motor Sport Magazine. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  3. ^ "French Grand Prix 500cc Race Classification 1985". Motogp.


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