1979 Finnish motorcycle Grand Prix

Finland  1979 Finnish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 13 races in the
1979 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Imatra circuit map.png
Date29 July 1979
Official nameFinnish GP[1][2][3]
LocationImatra Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.950 km (3.076 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Netherlands Boet van Dulmen
Time 1:53.700
Fastest lap
Rider Netherlands Jack Middelburg
Time 1:57.000
Podium
First Netherlands Boet van Dulmen
Second United States Randy Mamola
Third United Kingdom Barry Sheene
350 cc
Pole position
Rider South Africa Kork Ballington
Time Unknown
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Time Unknown
Podium
First Australia Gregg Hansford
Second France Patrick Fernandez
Third Finland Pentti Korhonen
250 cc
Pole position
Rider West Germany Anton Mang
Time Unknown
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Time Unknown
Podium
First South Africa Kork Ballington
Second Australia Gregg Hansford
Third France Patrick Fernandez
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger
Time Unknown
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Time Unknown
Podium
First Spain Ricardo Tormo
Second Finland Matti Kinnunen
Third Switzerland Hans Müller
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

The 1979 Finnish motorcycle Grand Prix was the tenth round of the 1979 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 27-29 July 1979 at the Imatra Circuit.

Classification

500 cc

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 Netherlands Boet van Dulmen Suzuki 52'27.900 15
2 United States Randy Mamola Serge Zago Suzuki +13.000 12
3 United Kingdom Barry Sheene Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +17.800 10
4 Netherlands Jack Middelburg Suzuki +18.000 8
5 France Christian Sarron Team Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha +27.000 6
6 United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha +35.000 5
7 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha +36.000 4
8 Switzerland Philippe Coulon Suzuki +45.200 3
9 Italy Marco Lucchinelli Suzuki +48.100 2
10 Netherlands Wil Hartog Riemersma Racing Suzuki +51.800 1
11 United Kingdom Steve Parrish Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +1'43.500
12 Finland Markku Matikainen Suzuki +1 lap
13 Sweden Peter Sjöström Ava MC Stockholm Suzuki +1 lap
14 West Germany Gerhard Vogt Bill Smith Racing Suzuki +1 lap
15 Italy Virginio Ferrari Team Gallina Nava Olio Fiat Suzuki +1 lap
16 Sweden Peter Sköld Suzuki +1 lap
Ret Italy Franco Uncini Team Zago International Suzuki Retired
Ret Sweden Lennart Backström Suzuki Retired
Ret West Germany Gustav Reiner Dieter Braun Team Suzuki Accident
Ret New Zealand Dennis Ireland Derry's Racing Suzuki Retired
Ret Finland Timo Pohjola Suzuki Retired
Ret Finland Kimmo Kopra Yamaha Retired
Ret Italy Graziano Rossi Morbidelli Morbidelli Retired
Ret Denmark Børge Nielsen Suzuki Retired
Ret Finland Seppo Ojala Suzuki Retired
Ret Netherlands Willem Zoet Stimorol Racing Suzuki Retired
Ret France Michel Rougerie Suzuki Retired
Ret Finland Seppo Rossi Kouv MK Suzuki Retired
Ret Austria Max Wiener Suzuki Retired
Ret Japan Ikujiro Takai Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha Accident
DNQ Sweden Bo Granath Yamaha Did not qualify
Sources: [4][5]

  1. ^ "Alle Grand-Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden, van 1973 (het jaar dat Jack begon met racen) tot heden". Archive.li. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "1979 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Imatranajo - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  4. ^ "1979 Finnish MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  5. ^ "FINLAND GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1979". Motogp.com. Retrieved 4 November 2018.


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