1978 Dutch TT

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Netherlands  1978 Dutch TT
Race details
Race 6 of 13 races in the
1978 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Date 24 June 1978
Location Circuit van Drenthe Assen
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 7.718 km (4.796 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha
Time 3:01.9
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha
Time 2:57.4
Podium
First Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha
Second United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha
Third United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
350 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Franco Uncini Yamaha
Time 3:05.7
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Franco Bonera Yamaha
Time 3:18.8
Podium
First South Africa Kork Ballington Kawasaki
Second Italy Franco Bonera Yamaha
Third South Africa Jon Ekerold Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha
Time 3:09.0
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha
Time 3:09.6
Podium
First United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha
Second South Africa Kork Ballington Kawasaki
Third Australia Gregg Hansford Kawasaki
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Eugenio Lazzarini MBA
Time 3:15.5
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Eugenio Lazzarini MBA
Time 3:16.6
Podium
First Italy Eugenio Lazzarini MBA
Second Italy Maurizio Massimiani Morbidelli
Third Austria Harald Bartol Morbidelli
50 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Kreidler
Time 3:36.6
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Kreidler
Time 3:34.8
Podium
First Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Kreidler
Second Spain Ricardo Tormo Bultaco
Third France Patrick Plisson ABF
Sidecar (B2A)
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland Beo-Yamaha
Time 3:16.0
Fastest lap
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland Beo-Yamaha
Time 3:11.5
Podium
First West Germany Werner Schwärzel Fath
Second Switzerland Jean-François Monnin Seymaz-Yamaha
Third United Kingdom Dick Greasley Busch-Yamaha

The 1978 Dutch TT was the sixth round of the 1978 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 24 June 1978 at the Circuit van Drenthe Assen.

Johnny Cecotto leads Barry Sheene and Kenny Roberts during the 1978 500cc Dutch TT race

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 4 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha 16 48:17.1 1 15
2 1 United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha 16 +0.1 3 12
3 7 United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki 16 +3.1 2 10
4 8 Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 16 +13.2 4 8
5 10 Netherlands Wil Hartog Suzuki 16 +36.1 8 6
6 13 France Michel Rougerie Suzuki 16 +43.4 7 5
7 17 United Kingdom John Newbold Suzuki 16 +43.6 10 4
8 34 Netherlands Boet van Dulmen Suzuki 16 +45.2 5 3
9 2 United States Steve Baker Suzuki 16 6 2
10 3 United Kingdom Steve Parrish Suzuki 16 1
11 6 Switzerland Philippe Coulon Suzuki 16
12 9 Finland Tepi Länsivuori Suzuki 16 11
13 5 Italy Franco Bonera Suzuki 16 9
14 19 United Kingdom Alex George Suzuki 16 12
15 33 Netherlands Jack Middelburg Suzuki 16
30 starters in total, 22 finishers
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350 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 South Africa Kork Ballington Kawasaki 16 54:32.9 3 15
2 27 Italy Franco Bonera Yamaha 16 +11.6 12
3 3 South Africa Jon Ekerold Yamaha 16 +23.6 7 10
4 12 Finland Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 16 +29.3 8
5 7 France Christian Sarron Yamaha 16 +49.2 6
6 2 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 16 +56.4 5 5
7 22 United Kingdom Mick Grant Kawasaki 16 2 4
8 6 Australia Gregg Hansford Kawasaki 16 3
9 40 Netherlands Piet van der Wal Yamaha 16 2
10 20 Italy Franco Uncini Yamaha 16 1 1
11 11 Australia Vic Soussan Yamaha 16 10
12 21 Finland Eero Hyvärinen Yamaha 16
13 36 Netherlands Jack Middelburg Yamaha 16
14 39 Netherlands Bert Struyk Yamaha 16
15 14 Spain Víctor Palomo Yamaha 15 +1 lap
Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 4
France Michel Rougerie Yamaha 6
France Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 8
France Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 9
30 starters in total, 16 finishers
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250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 7 United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha 15 49:30.4 1 15
2 6 South Africa Kork Ballington Kawasaki 15 +9.1 4 12
3 4 Australia Gregg Hansford Kawasaki 15 +37.7 3 10
4 2 Italy Franco Uncini Yamaha 15 +42.8 8 8
5 20 Italy Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 15 +1:12.7 6
6 12 Finland Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 15 +1:22.1 5
7 11 Australia Vic Soussan Yamaha 15 +1:33.9 4
8 9 France Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 15 +1:34.2 2 3
9 16 Finland Pekka Nurmi Yamaha 15 2
10 1 Italy Mario Lega Morbidelli 15 1
11 17 Finland Eero Hyvärinen Yamaha 15
12 36 Netherlands Bert Struyk Yamaha 15 9
13 14 United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha 15
14 27 France Jean-François Baldé Kawasaki 15 10
15 32 Sweden Leif Gustafsson Yamaha 15
United Kingdom Mick Grant Kawasaki 5
France Christian Estrosi Kawasaki 6
Australia John Dodds Yamaha 7
30 starters in total, 20 finishers
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125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 2 Italy Eugenio Lazzarini MBA 14 46:56.7 1 15
2 10 Italy Maurizio Massimiani Morbidelli 14 +33.1 4 12
3 6 Austria Harald Bartol Morbidelli 14 +1:03.2 3 10
4 40 France Patrick Plisson Morbidelli 14 +1:28.7 10 8
5 4 France Jean-Louis Guignabodet Morbidelli 14 +1:39.3 6
6 12 Sweden Per-Edward Carlson Morbidelli 14 +1:41.7 5
7 19 Netherlands Cees van Dongen Morbidelli 14 +1:44.0 4
8 14 Finland Matti Kinnunen Morbidelli 14 7 3
9 34 Netherlands Henk van Kessel Condor 14 2
10 39 Netherlands Bennie Wilbers Morbidelli 14 1
11 37 Netherlands Theo Timmer Morbidelli 14
12 24 West Germany Walter Koschine Bender 14
13 33 Netherlands Theo van Geffen Morbidelli 14
14 23 United Kingdom Clive Horton Morbidelli 14
15 35 Netherlands Peter van Niel Morbidelli 13 +1 lap
Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Minarelli 2
France Thierry Espié Motobécane 5
Switzerland Hans Müller Morbidelli 6
Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco 8
Netherlands J. Bosman Morbidelli 9
30 starters in total, 16 finishers
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50 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Kreidler 9 32:34.2 1 15
2 2 Spain Ricardo Tormo Bultaco 9 +22.6 2 12
3 3 France Patrick Plisson ABF 9 +1:23.4 3 10
4 21 Netherlands Peter Looyestein Kreidler 9 +1:31.3 4 8
5 16 West Germany Wolfgang Müller Kreidler 9 +1:55.7 7 6
6 18 West Germany Ingo Emmerich Kreidler 9 +2:07.4 9 5
7 33 Netherlands Gerrit Strikker Kreidler 9 4
8 13 Switzerland Rolf Blatter Kreidler 9 3
9 10 Netherlands Cees van Dongen Kreidler 9 2
10 20 France Jacques Hutteau Kreidler 9 1
11 34 Netherlands J. Welvaarts Kreidler 9
12 8 West Germany Hagen Klein Kreidler 9
13 22 Belgium Chris Baert Kreidler 9
14 23 France Daniel Corvi Kreidler 9
15 15 Italy Claudio Lusuardi Bultaco 9
Netherlands Theo Timmer Bultaco 5
Switzerland Hans Müller Kreidler 6
Netherlands Theo van Geffen Kreidler 8
Netherlands Ton Koojiman Hemeyla 10
30 starters in total, 18 finishers
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Sidecar classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 2 West Germany Werner Schwärzel West Germany Andreas Huber Fath 14 46:12.7 2 15
2 11 Switzerland Jean-François Monnin Switzerland Paul Gerard Seymaz-Yamaha 14 +46.7 4 12
3 6 United Kingdom Dick Greasley United Kingdom Gordon Russell Busch-Yamaha 14 +54.1 6 10
4 8 Switzerland Bruno Holzer Switzerland Karl Meierhans LCR-Yamaha 14 3 8
5 5 Sweden Göte Brodin Sweden Per-Erik Wickström Yamaha 14 7 6
6 15 France Yvan Troillet France Pierre Muller GEP-Yamaha 14 5 5
7 10 Switzerland Hermann Schmid United Kingdom Kenny Arthur Schmid-Yamaha 14 4
8 23 Netherlands Boy Brouwer Netherlands Jan Oostwouder Coan-Yamaha 14 3
9 9 West Germany Max Venus West Germany Norbert Bitterman CAT-Yamaha 14 2
10 16 United Kingdom Bill Hodgkins United Kingdom John Parkins Windle-Yamaha 13 +1 lap 1
Switzerland Rolf Biland United Kingdom Kenny Williams Beo-Yamaha 1
West Germany Rolf Steinhausen West Germany Wolfgang Kalauch Seymaz-Yamaha 8
Italy Amedeo Zini Italy Andrea Fornero König 9
22 starters in total, 11 finishers
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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Coleman, Barry (ed.). Motocourse 1978-1979. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 95. ISBN 0-905138-06-6. 


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