Marc Fontan (born 20 October 1956) is a French former professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.

Marc Fontan
NationalityFrench
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1978, 1981 - 1983
First race1978 250cc British Grand Prix
Last race1983 500cc San Marino Grand Prix
Team(s)Gauloises-Yamaha
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
32 0 0 0 0 119

Born in Canet-en-Roussillon, Pyrénées-Orientales, Fontan teamed up with Herve Moineau in 1980 to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. They went on to win the 1980 FIM Endurance World Championship. He was crowned French champion on October 1981, and the following weekend took part in the final round of the British championship at Brands Hatch, however he came off his bike at Druids while in sixth position. His best year was in 1983 when he finished in sixth place in the 500cc world championship.[1]

Today Fontan is known for being the principal architect of the Moto-Tour, a seven-day competitive rally that crosses huge swaths of France.

Motorcycle Grand Prix resultsEdit

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Points Rank Wins
1978 250cc Yamaha VEN
-
ESP
-
FRA
-
NAT
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
GBR
10
GER
-
CZE
-
YUG
-
1 28th 0
1981 500cc Sonauto-Yamaha AUT
12
GER
9
NAT
NC
FRA
10
YUG
NC
NED
13
BEL
8
RSM
8
GBR
5
FIN
6
SWE
6
25 9th 0
1982 500cc Sonauto-Yamaha ARG
7
AUT
-
FRA
-
ESP
7
NAT
9
NED
9
BEL
10
YUG
-
GBR
8
SWE
4
RSM
-
GER
6
29 10th 0
1983 500cc Sonauto-Yamaha RSA
4
FRA
6
NAT
7
GER
6
ESP
7
AUT
6
YUG
6
NED
7
BEL
6
GBR
5
SWE
4
RSM
6
64 6th 0

ReferencesEdit