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1987 French motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1987 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 1987 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 18–19 July 1987 at the Bugatti Circuit located in Le Mans.

France  1987 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 15 races in the
1987 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Le Mans Bugatti.png
Date19 July 1987
Official nameGrand Prix de France[1][2][3]
LocationBugatti Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 7.004 km (4.352 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider France Christian Sarron
Time 1:42.380
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First United States Randy Mamola
Second Italy Pierfrancesco Chili
Third France Christian Sarron
250 cc
Pole position
Rider France Dominique Sarron
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First West Germany Reinhold Roth
Second France Dominique Sarron
Third Spain Carlos Cardús
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Fausto Gresini
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First Italy Fausto Gresini
Second Italy Ezio Gianola
Third Italy Bruno Casanova

ClassificationEdit

500 ccEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Randy Mamola Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha 58'43.500 15
2   Pierfrancesco Chili HB Honda Gallina Team Honda +34.180 12
3   Christian Sarron Sonauto Gauloises Jack Germain Yamaha +40.640 10
4   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda Team Honda +44.190 8
5   Ron Haslam Team ROC Elf Honda Honda +50.250 6
6   Kenny Irons Heron Suzuki GB Suzuki +1'06.020 5
7   Niall Mackenzie Team HRC Honda +1'33.530 4
8   Shunji Yatsushiro Rothmans Honda Team Honda +1'38.850 3
9   Kevin Schwantz Heron Suzuki GB Suzuki +1'39.390 2
10   Roger Burnett Rothmans Honda Team Honda +1'57.870 1
11   Marco Gentile Fior Fior +1 lap
12   Manfred Fischer Team Hein Gericke Honda +1 lap
13   Simon Buckmaster Honda +1 lap
14   Silvo Habat Honda +1 lap
15   Maarten Duyzers Honda +2 laps
16   Vittorio Scatola Team Paton Paton +2 laps
17   Daniel Vila Amatriain Honda +2 laps
18   Daniel Pauget Suzuki +2 laps
19   Rachel Nicotte Suzuki +2 laps
20   Ian Pratt Suzuki +2 laps
21   Alan Jeffery Suzuki +3 laps
22   Louis-Luc Maisto Honda +3 laps
Ret   Fabio Barchitta Honda Retired
Ret   Kees van der Endt Honda Accident
Ret   Hervé Guilleux Fior Retired
Ret   Bruno Kneubühler Honda Retired
Ret   Eddie Lawson Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha Accident
Ret   Andreas Leuthe Honda Retired
Ret   Rob McElnea Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha Accident
Ret   Wolfgang Von Muralt Suzuki Accident
Ret   Didier de Radiguès Cagiva-Bastos-Alstare Cagiva Retired
Ret   Gustav Reiner Team Hein Gericke Honda Retired
Ret   Ari Rämö Honda Retired
Ret   Raymond Roche Cagiva-Bastos-Alstare Cagiva Retired
Ret   Richard Scott Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha Retired
Ret   Alessandro Valesi Honda Retired
DNS   Ray Swann Honda Did not start
DNS   Rolf Aljes Suzuki Did not start
DNS   Tadahiko Taira Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha Did not start
DNQ   Stelio Marmaras Suzuki Did not qualify
Sources: [4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1987". Archive.li. Retrieved 2018-09-17.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "1987 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Le Mans - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "1987 French MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · FRENCH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1987". www.motogp.com.


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