1979 Swedish Motorcycle Grand Prix
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1979 Swedish Motorcycle Grand Prix
Sweden  1979 Swedish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 13 races in the
1979 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Date22 July 1979
Official nameGrand Prix of Sweden 1979[1][2][3]
LocationKarlskoga Motorstadion
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 2.400 km (1.491 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kenny Roberts
Time 1:21.010
Fastest lap
Rider Netherlands Wil Hartog
Time 1:21.310
Podium
First United Kingdom Barry Sheene
Second Netherlands Jack Middelburg
Third Netherlands Boet van Dulmen
350 cc
Pole position
Rider No 350cc race was held
Fastest lap
Rider No 350cc race was held
Podium
First No 350cc race was held
Second No 350cc race was held
Third No 350cc race was held
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia Gregg Hansford
Time 1:23.970
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Gregg Hansford
Time 1:23.500
Podium
First Italy Graziano Rossi
Second Australia Gregg Hansford
Third France Patrick Fernandez
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Bruno Kneubühler
Time 1:29.950
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Gert Bender
Time 1:28.790
Podium
First Italy Pier Paolo Bianchi
Second France Jean-Louis Guignabodet
Third France Thierry Noblesse
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 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix was the ninth round of the 1979 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 20-22 July 1979 at the Karlskoga Motorstadion in Karlskoga, Sweden.

Classification

500 cc

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United Kingdom Barry Sheene Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki 55'27.660 15
2 Netherlands Jack Middelburg Suzuki +4.960 12
3 Netherlands Boet van Dulmen Suzuki +7.060 10
4 United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha +25.820 8
5 United Kingdom Steve Parrish Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +27.670 6
6 United States Randy Mamola Serge Zago Suzuki +35.480 5
7 Italy Marco Lucchinelli Suzuki +1'04.140 4
8 Japan Ikujiro Takai Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha +1'07.780 3
9 France Christian Sarron Team Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha +1'08.020 2
10 Finland Seppo Rossi Kouv MK Suzuki +1 lap 1
11 Sweden Lennart Backström Suzuki +1 lap
12 South Africa Alan North Wilddam Konserven Holland Suzuki +1 lap
13 Netherlands Willem Zoet Stimorol Racing Suzuki +1 lap
Ret West Germany Gustav Reiner Dieter Braun Team Suzuki Retired
Ret Switzerland Philippe Coulon Suzuki Retired
Ret Australia Kenny Blake Suzuki Retired
Ret Sweden Erik Björn Paulsen Suzuki Retired
Ret Sweden Odd Arne Lande Suzuki Retired
Ret Netherlands Wil Hartog Riemersma Racing Suzuki Accident
Ret Italy Graziano Rossi Morbidelli Morbidelli Retired
Ret Belgium Didier de Radiguès Yamaha Retired
Ret Sweden Peter Sköld Suzuki Retired
Ret Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha Retired
Ret New Zealand Dennis Ireland Derry's Racing Suzuki Retired
Ret Sweden Peter Sjöström Ava MC Stockholm Suzuki Retired
Ret Denmark Chris Fisker Suzuki Retired
Ret United Kingdom Tony Head Yamaha Retired
Ret France Michel Rougerie Suzuki Retired
Ret Italy Virginio Ferrari Team Gallina Nava Olio Fiat Suzuki Retired
Ret Italy Franco Uncini Team Zago International Suzuki Accident
DNQ United Kingdom Barry Woodland Yamaha Did not qualify
DNQ Austria Max Wiener Suzuki Did not qualify
Sources: [4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Alle Grand-Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden, van 1973 (het jaar dat Jack begon met racen) tot heden". Archive.li. Archived from the original on 13 April 2013. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "1979 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Karlskoga Motorstadion - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "1979 Swedish MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "SWEDISH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1979". Motogp.com. Retrieved 2018.



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