1981 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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1981 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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The 1981 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 33rd F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season.

Season summary[edit]

Suzuki riders Marco Lucchinelli and Randy Mamola battled it out to the final race of the season with the Italian rider claiming the crown and Mamola finishing runner-up for the second consecutive year.[1] Barry Sheene would win the final race of his career with a win in Sweden while a young American named Freddie Spencer made his first foray into the GP world, riding the four-stroke Honda NR500 up to fifth place at the British Grand Prix before it broke down.[1]

Germany's Anton Mang scored double world championships, defeating defending champion Jon Ekerold for the 350cc title and winning ten of twelve 250 events to take that title.[1] Frenchman Michel Rougerie, who finished second in 1975 250 championship, was killed when he was hit by another rider after crashing in the 350 race in Yugoslavia.[2] Angel Nieto won his tenth championship by winning eight of twelve rounds on his Minarelli while Ricardo Tormo won the 50cc crown for Bultaco.[1]

Beginning in 1981, motorcycle frame technology evolved quickly as motorcycle manufacturers moved from the steel, featherbed frame chassis first developed in the 1950s, to aluminium frames featuring large, twin beams as first pioneered by Spanish constructor, Antonio Cobas.[3]

1981 Grand Prix season calendar[edit]

The following Grands Prix were scheduled to take place in 1981:[4][5]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 22 March Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Autódromo Municipal de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
2 26 April Austria Großer Preis von Österreich Salzburgring
3 3 May Germany Großer Preis von Deutschland Hockenheimring
4 10 May Italy Gran Premio delle Nazioni Autodromo Nazionale Monza
5 17 May France Grand Prix de France Moto Circuit Paul Ricard
6 24 May Spain Gran Premio de España Circuito Permanente Del Jarama
7 31 May Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yu Grand Prix Automotodrom Rijeka
8 27 June Netherlands Dutch TT Assen TT Circuit Assen
9 5 July Belgium Grand Prix Moto Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
10 12 July San Marino Gran Premio di San Marino Autodromo Dino Ferrari
11 2 August United Kingdom Marlboro British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit
12 9 August Finland Finnish GP Imatra Circuit
13 16 August Sweden Swedish TT Scandinavian Raceway
14 30 August Czechoslovakia Grand Prix ČSSR Brno Circuit

Calendar changes[edit]

Results and standings[edit]

1981 Grand Prix season results[edit]

Round Date: Race Location 50cc winner 125cc winner 250cc winner 350cc winner 500cc winner Report
1 22 March Argentina Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix Buenos Aires Spain Angel Nieto France Jean-François Baldé South Africa Jon Ekerold Report
2 26 April Austria Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix Salzburgring Spain Angel Nieto France Patrick Fernandez United States Randy Mamola Report
3 3 May Germany German motorcycle Grand Prix Hockenheim Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Spain Angel Nieto Germany Anton Mang Germany Anton Mang United States Kenny Roberts Report
4 10 May Italy Nations Grand Prix Monza Spain Ricardo Tormo France Guy Bertin France Eric Saul South Africa Jon Ekerold United States Kenny Roberts Report
5 17 May France French Grand Prix Paul Ricard Spain Angel Nieto Germany Anton Mang Italy Marco Lucchinelli Report
6 24 May Spain Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Jarama Spain Ricardo Tormo Spain Angel Nieto Germany Anton Mang Report
7 31 May Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavian motorcycle Grand Prix Rijeka Spain Ricardo Tormo Italy Loris Reggiani Germany Anton Mang United States Randy Mamola Report
8 27 June Netherlands Dutch TT Assen Spain Ricardo Tormo Spain Angel Nieto Germany Anton Mang Germany Anton Mang Italy Marco Lucchinelli Report
9 5 July Belgium Belgian motorcycle Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps Spain Ricardo Tormo Germany Anton Mang Italy Marco Lucchinelli Report
10 12 July San Marino San Marino motorcycle Grand Prix Imola Spain Ricardo Tormo Italy Loris Reggiani Germany Anton Mang Italy Marco Lucchinelli Report
11 2 August United Kingdom British motorcycle Grand Prix Silverstone Spain Angel Nieto Germany Anton Mang Germany Anton Mang Netherlands Jack Middelburg Report
12 9 August Finland Finnish motorcycle Grand Prix Imatra Spain Angel Nieto Germany Anton Mang Italy Marco Lucchinelli Report
13 16 August Sweden Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix Anderstorp Spain Ricardo Tormo Germany Anton Mang United Kingdom Barry Sheene Report
14 30 August Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakian Grand Prix Brno Circuit Netherlands Theo Timmer Germany Anton Mang Germany Anton Mang Report

500cc riders' standings[edit]

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top ten finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th 
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
Place Rider Team Machine AUT
Austria
GER
Germany
NAT
Italy
FRA
France
YUG
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
NED
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
SMR
San Marino
GBR
United Kingdom
FIN
Finland
SWE
Sweden
Points
1 Italy Marco Lucchinelli Nava Gallina-Suzuki RG500 Ret 3 5 1 2 1 1 1 19 1 9 105
2 United States Randy Mamola Heron-Suzuki RG500 1 2 Ret 2 1 Ret 3 4 3 2 13 94
3 United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha International YZR500 Ret 1 1 5 3 Ret 2 DNS 2 7 Ret 74
4 United Kingdom Barry Sheene Akai-Yamaha YZR500 4 6 3 4 5 Ret 4 2 Ret Ret 1 72
5 New Zealand Graeme Crosby Heron-Suzuki RG500 2 13 2 3 4 Ret 7 3 Ret 5 5 68
6 Netherlands Boet van Dulmen IMN Yamaha YZR500 5 4 4 8 7 2 5 Ret 6 Ret 2 64
7 Netherlands Jack Middelburg Racing Westland Suzuki RG500 8 8 7 9 DNS 5 6 7 1 4 3 60
8 South Africa Kork Ballington Team Kawasaki KR500 6 Ret Ret 7 DNS 3 19 5 Ret 3 4 43
9 France Marc Fontan Sonauto Gauloises-Yamaha YZR500 12 9 Ret 10 Ret 13 8 8 5 6 6 25
10 Japan Hiroyuki Kawasaki Heron-Suzuki RG500 3 7 Ret 6 19
11 France Bernard Fau RG500 Ret 25 12 12 7 10 Ret 4 Ret 10 14
12 Italy Guido Paci YZR500 6 9 9 12 6 13 Ret Ret 14
13 Italy Franco Uncini RG500 7 10 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 7 12
14 Netherlands Willem Zoet Stimorol Racing RG500 14 4 9 Ret 10
15 Finland Seppo Rossi RG500 15 Ret 16 11 8 11 17 14 8 8 9
16 Italy Gianni Pelletier RG500 10 Ret Ret 6 Ret 16 9 Ret Ret 8
17 Switzerland Michel Frutschi Hostettler Yamaha YZR500 Ret 5 16 23 16 Ret 11 Ret 6
18 United Kingdom Dave Potter Team BP-Yamaha YZR500 Ret Ret 6 26 NC 5
19 New Zealand Stuart Avant Ellis Racing RG500 Ret Ret 19 16 19 22 7 4
20 Switzerland Sergio Pellandini RG500 17 21 10 13 Ret 8 15 11 Ret Ret 16 4
21 Japan Ikujiro Takai Yamaha International YZR500 8 Ret 3
22 United Kingdom Steve Parrish Mitsui Yamaha YZR500 DNQ 18 20 Ret 9 10 15 3
23 France Frank Gross RG500 DNQ DNQ 15 DNQ Ret 9 2
24 Netherlands Wil Hartog Riemersma Racing RG500 9 14 2
25 France Christian Sarron Sonauto Gauloises-Yamaha YZR500 Ret 9 Ret 17 Ret 12 18 Ret Ret 2
26 Japan Sadao Asami Yamaha International YZR500 23 11 14 Ret Ret 10 11 Ret NC Ret Ret 1
27 United Kingdom Chris Guy RG500 10 1
28 United Kingdom Keith Huewen Heron-Suzuki RG500 Ret 17 Ret DNQ 13 10 Ret 1
29 Finland Kimmo Kopra RG500 16 14 10 20 Ret 15 Ret 18 1
Italy Graziano Rossi Morbidelli Morbidelli 500-4 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 11 Ret 11 0
Switzerland Philippe Coulon Frankonia-Suzuki RG500 11 12 Ret Ret Ret 15 27 Ret Ret 15 17 0
France Dominique Pernet YZR500 26 19 11 18 0
Italy Leandro Beccheroni RG500 11 0
Italy Gianni Rolando RG500 12 Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 0
Sweden Peter Sjöström RG500 17 21 Ret Ret 12 Ret 22 0
Netherlands Dick Alblas Hollande Isolatie RG500 12 0
Sweden Lars Johansson RG500 12 0
Italy Walter Migliorati RG500 14 18 13 15 Ret 13 0
Switzerland Alain Roethlisberger RG500 22 22 18 22 13 20 0
Japan Takazumi Katayama HRC-Honda NR500 13 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Finland Timo Pohjola RG500 13 0
Denmark Borge Nielsen RG500 16 21 Ret 14 14 0
Venezuela Roberto Pietri RG500 DNQ 21 14 0
United States Dale Singleton Beaulieu Yamaha YZR500 Ret Ret 14 Ret 0
Australia Gregg Hansford Team Kawasaki KR500 14 Ret 0
France Raymond Roche RG500 Ret 15 15 Ret 0
Germany Andreas Hofmann RG500 Ret 20 15 0
France Christian Estrosi YZR500 16 19 Ret Ret Ret Ret 29 Ret Ret 0
Germany Josef Hage Dieter Braun Team YZR500 19 23 DNQ 23 17 DNQ 20 0
France Jean Lafond RG500 Ret 17 0
Italy Fabio Biliotti RG500 Ret 17 0
United Kingdom Graham Wood YZR500 17 0
Netherlands Henk de Vries Henk de Vries Motoren YZR500 18 20 0
Brazil Marco Greco RG500 29 DNQ 24 18 0
Italy Rafaelle Pasqual YZR500 Ret DNQ 18 0
France Jacques Agopian RG500 18 0
Italy Carlo Perugini Sanvenero Sanvenero 500 DNQ DNQ 19 DNQ Ret 23 Ret 0
Italy Virginio Ferrari Cagiva GP500 30 Ret DNQ Ret DNQ 19 0
Sweden Åke Grahn YZR500 19 0
Austria Michael Schmid RG500 20 24 DNQ 0
Italy Marco Papa RG500 20 0
Germany Jochen Schmid RG500 20 0
Sweden Lennart Bäckström RG500 21 DNQ 0
United Kingdom Alex George YZR500 21 0
Sweden Peter Sköld RG500 21 0
United Kingdom Barry Woodland RG500 22 0
Belgium Philippe Chaltin RG500 24 0
New Zealand Dennis Ireland RG500 25 Ret 0
Germany Gerhard Vogt RG500 27 0
Germany Günter Dreier RG500 28 0
United Kingdom Gary Lingham RG500 28 Ret 0
Germany Gustav Reiner Team Solitude Deutschland Solo Ret Ret Ret 0
South Africa Jon Ekerold Team Solitude Deutschland Solo Ret Ret DNQ Ret 0
United States Mike Baldwin RG500 Ret Ret Ret 0
Austria Stefan Klabacher Saga Racing YZR500 Ret Ret 0
Italy Adelio Faccioli RG500 Ret Ret 0
France Patrick Fernandez YZR500 Ret 0
Australia Graeme Geddes YZR500 Ret 0
Austria Fritz Kerschbaumer Triumph Club Wien YZR500 Ret 0
Switzerland Wolfgang von Muralt YZR500 Ret 0
Germany Klaus Klein FKN Ret 0
Germany Peter Ammann RG500 Ret 0
France Herve Guilleux YZR500 Ret 0
France Hubert Rigal YZR500 Ret 0
Italy Sergio Bertocchi RG500 Ret 0
United States Freddie Spencer HRC-Honda NR500 Ret 0
United Kingdom Steve Henshaw RG500 Ret 0
United Kingdom John Newbold RG500 Ret 0
Italy Corrado Tuzii RG500 Ret 0
Finland Seppo Korhonen RG500 Ret 0
Sweden Bengt Slydal RG500 Ret 0
United States Gina Bovaird YZR500 DNQ 0
Netherlands Rob Punt RG500 DNQ 0

350cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Machine ARG
Argentina
AUT
Austria
GER
Germany
NAT
Italy
YUG
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
NED
Netherlands
Points
1 West Germany Anton Mang Kawasaki 7 2 1 2 1 1 103
2 South Africa Jon Ekerold Kawasaki 1 3 Ret 1 2 52
3 France Jean-François Baldé Kawasaki 2 Ret Ret Ret 6 3 49
4 France Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 4 1 Ret 4 7 4 46
5 Venezuela Carlos Lavado Yamaha 3 5 Ret 8 3 2 41
6 United Kingdom Keith Huewen Yamaha 6 4 Ret Ret 7 29
7 France Thierry Espié Yamaha 6 8 3 Ret 5 Ret 24
8 Switzerland Jacques Cornu Yamaha 9 7 25 20 4 20
9 France Eric Saul Chevallier-Yamaha Ret Ret 2 5 Ret 18
10 Australia Graeme McGregor Yamaha 7 7 5 14
11 Australia Greame Geddes Yamaha 8 4 Ret Ret Ret 11
12 Germany Martin Wimmer Yamaha Ret 19 11 10 9 11
13 Germany Gustav Reiner Yamaha Ret 12 Ret 10
14 Italy Massimo Matteoni Yamaha 3 Ret Ret 10
15 Australia Jeffrey Sayle Yamaha 5 Ret Ret Ret 10
16 Netherlands Mar Schouten Yamaha 6 10
17 Switzerland Wolfgang Von Muralt Yamaha Ret 13 8
18 Belgium Didier de Radiguès Yamaha Ret Ret Ret 8
19 Netherlands Peter Looijensteijn Yamaha 12 Ret 8 9 8 8
20 United Kingdom Charlie Williams Yamaha 6
21 Finland Pekka Nurmi Yamaha 5 Ret 6
22 Italy Sauro Pazzaglia Yamaha Ret Ret 9 Ret 6
23 France Roger Sibille Yamaha Ret 6 Ret Ret 16 5
24 South Africa Alan North Yamaha Ret 13 6 Ret 5
25 Finland Reino Eskelinen Yamaha 26 16 12 Ret 4
26 United Kingdom Tony Rogers Yamaha 11 Ret 8 3
27 Belgium Rene Delaby Yamaha 17 14 Ret 14 3
28 Austria Edi Stoellinger Kawasaki 10 9 12 Ret 3
29 United Kingdom Donnie Robinson Yamaha 2
30 United Kingdom Tony Head Yamaha 9 Ret 13 11 11 2
31 Italy Paolo Ferretti Yamaha 11 12 10 Ret 14 2
32 France Michel Rougerie Yamaha Ret Ret 10 Ret 1
33 Sweden Bengt Elgh Yamaha 21 15 10 1
34 Chile Vincenzo Cascino Yamaha 10 Ret 1
Switzerland Bruno Kneubuhler Yamaha 11 18 Ret Ret 0
Germany Walter Hoffmann Yamaha 12 0
United Kingdom Clive Horton Yamaha 16 13 0
Argentina Yervant Samirdjian Yamaha 13 0
Brazil Lucilo Baumer Yamaha 14 0
France Jean-Louis Albera Yamaha 14 0
Netherlands Klaas Hernamdt Yamaha Ret 18 15 0
Argentina Limberg Moreira Yamaha 15 0
Germany Werner Hilbk Yamaha 15 0
Finland Eero Hyvarinen Yamaha 15 0
Argentina Sagreira Yamaha 16 0
Austria Werner Schmied Yamaha 16 0
Netherlands Rinus van Kasteren Yamaha Ret 17 Ret 17 0
Austria Manfred Obinger Yamaha 17 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mitja Erjavec Yamaha 18 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mladen Tomic Yamaha 18 0
Venezuela Eduardo Aleman Yamaha Ret 19 Ret 0
Switzerland Edwin Weibel Yamaha 19 0
Germany Manfred Herweh Yamaha 20 0
Germany Alois Tost Yamaha 22 0
Germany Heinz Chittka Yamaha 23 0
Germany Bodo Schmidt Yamaha 24 0
Austria Siegfried Minich Yamaha Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Argentina Marcelo Diez Yamaha Ret 0
Brazil Claudio Girotto Yamaha Ret 0
Argentina Fernando Cerdera Kawasaki Ret 0
Venezuela Rafael Olavarria Yamaha Ret 0
France Pierre Bolle Yamaha Ret 0
Argentina Alfredo Rios Yamaha Ret 0
Argentina Pancracio Catania Yamaha Ret 0
Venezuela Alejandro Aleman Yamaha Ret 0
Italy Walter Villa Yamaha Ret 0
Italy Arturo Venanzi Yamaha Ret 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vojko Princic Yamaha Ret 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bozo Janesic Yamaha Ret 0
Japan Yoshimasa Matsumoto Yamaha Ret 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Marijan Kosic Yamaha Ret 0
Czechoslovakia Marian Srna Yamaha Ret 0
France Jacques Bolle Yamaha Ret 0
United States Richard Schlachter Yamaha Ret 0
United Kingdom Mick Grant Yamaha Ret 0

250cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Machine ARG
Argentina
GER
Germany
NAT
Italy
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
NED
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
Points
1 West Germany Anton Mang Kawasaki 14 1 3 1 1 1 1 160
2 France Jean-François Baldé Kawasaki 1 9 6 4 2 6 3 95
3 Switzerland Roland Freymond Ad Majora 5 3 Ret Ret 13 4 11 72
4 Venezuela Carlos Lavado Yamaha Ret 2 Ret 3 3 2 2 56
5 France Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 3 Ret 5 7 6 3 12 43
6 France Jean-Louis Guignabodet Kawasaki 12 13 10 14 5 7 14 36
7 France Jean-Louis Tournadre Yamaha Ret Ret 16 6 34
8 West Germany Martin Wimmer Yamaha 6 17 4 16 8 8 Ret 33
9 Belgium Didier de Radiguès Yamaha 9 23 13 Ret Ret 10 5 26
10 United States Richard Schlachter Yamaha 6 Ret Ret 4 9 DNQ 25
11 France Thierry Espie Chevallier-Yamaha 10 Ret 7 2 10 Ret Ret 24
12 Italy Maurizio Massimiani Ad Majora 13 14 2 8 7 13 8 22
13 France Eric Saul Chevallier-Yamaha 7 1 Ret 20 19
14 Italy Paolo Ferretti Yamaha Ret 4 Ret Ret 19 19 18 16
15 Australia Graeme Geddes Yamaha 2 11 Ret 22 9 13 14
16 Belgium Jean Marc Toffolo Armstrong 16 Ret 18 15 Ret 4 12
17 France Christian Estrosi Yamaha Ret 12 9 10 18 Ret 12
18 Australia Graeme McGregor Yamaha 10 Ret DNQ 11 Ret 11
19 France Roger Sibille Yamaha 11 18 6 Ret 16 11
20 France Herve Guilleux Siroko-Rotax 4 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 10
21 Italy Pier Luigi Conforti Kawasaki Ret 8
22 Austria Edi Stoellinger Kawasaki 7 8 7
23 Finland Eero Hyvärinen Yamaha 17 6
24 Australia Jeffrey Sayle Armstrong Ret 14 DNQ 5 Ret 6
25 Spain Angel Nieto Siroko-Rotax Ret 5 Ret DNQ Ret 12 6
26 France Pierre Bolle Yamaha 5 Ret 6
27 Switzerland Bruno Kneubühler Rotax 8 17 15 Ret 14 DNQ 5
28 Spain Sito Pons Siroko-Rotax Ret Ret 7 4
29 France Jacques Bolle Yamaha 9 4
30 Italy Loris Reggiani Yamaha 8 Ret Ret 21 14 3
31 France Andre Gouin Yamaha 15 13 10 3
32 United Kingdom Steve Tonkin Armstrong DNQ 1
33 Sweden Bengt Elgh Yamaha 1
34 Austria Siegfried Minich Bartol-Yamaha Ret DNQ 1
South Africa Alan North Yamaha 16 17 11 Ret 0
Italy Franco Marchegiani Yamaha 20 11 18 16 Ret 0
France Alain Beraud Yamaha 11 Ret 0
Italy Sauro Pazzaglia MBA Ret DNQ 12 Ret 0
United Kingdom Tony Rogers Yamaha 12 Ret 0
Italy Germano Conti MBA 12 0
Germany Karl-Thomas Grassel Yamaha Ret 16 15 23 17 0
France Pierre Tocco Yamaha Ret 20 15 0
Netherlands Mar Schouten MBA 15 Ret 0
Venezuela Eduardo Aleman Yamaha 15 0
Austria August Auinger Rotax 17 Ret 0
Switzerland Jacques Cornu Egli 17 DNQ 0
Brazil Lauro Assakawa Yamaha 18 0
Italy Gianpaolo Marchetti MBA Ret 19 Ret 0
France Antoine Longo Yamaha 19 0
Germany Gerhard Waibel Yamaha 19 0
Netherlands Rinus van Kasteren Yamaha 20 0
Belgium Olivier Liegeois Yamaha 20 0
United Kingdom Clive Horton Armstrong 25 Ret Ret 21 DNQ 0
Italy Massimo Matteoni Tre Stelle 21 Ret 0
United Kingdom Tony Head Yamaha Ret 21 DNQ 0
Germany Walter Hoffmann Yamaha 22 0
Spain Carlos Morante Yamaha 22 0
Germany Jurgen Schmit Yamaha 24 0
France Jean-Louis Albera Kawasaki 24 0
Belgium Etienne Geeraerd Yamaha 26 DNQ 0
Germany Bernd Schappacher Rotax 27 0
United Kingdom Johnny Scott Yamaha 28 0
Germany Franz Schwarz Yamaha 29 0
Germany Gerhard Vogt Rotax 30 0
Netherlands Peter Looijestein Yamaha Ret Ret Ret Ret DNQ 0
United States Eddie Lawson Kawasaki Ret Ret Ret 0
France Michel Rougerie Yamaha Ret Ret Ret 0
Netherlands Klaas Hernamdt Yamaha Ret Ret Ret 0
Switzerland Hans Müller MBA Ret Ret Ret 0
Finland Pekka Nurmi Yamaha Ret Ret 0
Germany Herbert Hauf FKN Ret Ret 0
France Jean-Jacques Peyre Yamaha Ret Ret 0
Venezuela Ivan Palazzese Yamaha Ret 0
Germany Michael Lederer Yamaha Ret 0
Japan Sadao Asami Yamaha Ret 0
Germany Stefan Jannsen Yamaha Ret 0
United Kingdom Mick Grant Armstrong Ret 0
Belgium Michel Simeon Yamaha DNS 0

125cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Machine ARG
Argentina
AUT
Austria
GER
Germany
NAT
Italy
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
YUG
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
NED
Netherlands
SMR
San Marino
Points
1 Spain Angel Nieto Minarelli 1 1 1 4 1 1 Ret 1 2 140
2 Italy Loris Reggiani Minarelli 2 2 Ret 2 6 5 1 2 1 95
3 Italy Pier Paolo Bianchi MBA 5 3 Ret Ret 3 3 2 3 3 84
4 Switzerland Hans Müller MBA 6 3 5 4 4 3 4 17 58
5 France Jacques Bolle Motobécane 3 Ret Ret 3 26 6 11 Ret 5 55
6 France Guy Bertin Sanvenero Ret Ret Ret 1 2 Ret Ret 10 Ret 40
7 Venezuela Iván Palazzese MBA Ret 7 2 6 5 Ret 37
8 Spain Ricardo Tormo Sanvenero 12 Ret 8 4 36
9 Italy Maurizio Vitali MBA 8 14 7 5 Ret 4 6 Ret 36
10 Argentina Hugo Vignetti MBA Ret Ret Ret 8 7 6 30
11 Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger MBA 2 6 11 7 5 27
12 France Jean Claude Selini MBA Ret 16 9 9 9 18
13 Argentina Willy Perez MBA 4 11 17 8 15 11 Ret 15 10 15
14 Austria August Auinger Bartol Ret Ret Ret 8 10 7 9 14
15 Germany Gerhard Waibel MBA 5 12 8 Ret 8 12
16 Finland Johnny Wickstroem MBA 15 8 16 Ret 13 13 10
17 Sweden Per Edward Carlsson MBA 7 7 Ret 18 10 11 16 9
18 Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Iprem 4 Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret Ret 8
19 Germany Gert Bender Bender 4 8
20 Netherlands Anton Straver MBA 13 16 Ret Ret 16 12 8
21 France Thierry Noblesse MBA 14 5 Ret Ret 11 7
22 Netherlands Henk Van Kessel EGA 10 6 10 Ret 14 7
23 Venezuela Ivan Troisi MBA 6 5
24 France Michel Galbit MBA 15 13 14 12 5
25 Italy Roberto Ruosi MBA Ret 7 4
26 Hungary Janos Drapal MBA 7 Ret Ret 4
27 Spain Fernando González de Nicolas MBA 8 3
28 Austria Hans Hummel MBA 9 Ret 2
29 Switzerland Joe Genoud MBA 9 Ret 20 13 13 20 15 2
30 Italy Maurizio Musco MBA 9 2
31 France Yves Dupont MBA 12 Ret 13 9 Ret Ret 2
32 Sweden Jan Bäckström MBA DNQ 2
33 Australia Barry Smith MBA 9 2
34 Belgium Olivier Liegeois MBA 14 1
35 Germany Alfred Waibel MBA 10 Ret Ret 1
36 Italy Michele Ettore MBA 10 1
37 Austria Erich Klein MBA Ret 12 22 15 12 Ret 1
38 Argentina Norberto Gatti Minarelli 10 1
Germany Stefan Jannsen MBA 11 14 0
Argentina Fabian Gonzales MBA 11 0
United Kingdom Peter Hubbard MBA 11 0
Netherlands Ton Spek MBA 17 12 Ret 0
France Jacky Hutteau Afam 13 18 Ret Ret 18 0
Netherlands Theo Timmer MBA 16 22 Ret 14 14 Ret 0
France Bernard Gatti MBA 15 18 0
Italy Libero Piccirillo MBA 15 0
Czechoslovakia Peter Balaz MBA 24 16 22 19 0
Belgium Chris Baert MBA 24 16 20 0
France Joel Benniza MBA 17 Ret 0
France Paul Bordes MBA 17 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Janez Pintar Hess 17 0
Netherlands Jan Eggens EGA 17 0
Netherlands Jan Huberts Sanvenero 18 18 0
France Frédéric Michel MBA 26 19 0
Germany Norbert Peschke MBA 19 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Marijan Kosic MBA 19 0
Netherlands Boy van Erp MBA 19 0
Czechoslovakia Zbynek Havrda MBA 20 0
Belgium Lucio Pietroniro MBA 21 23 Ret 0
Germany Robert Bauer MBA 21 0
Austria Werner Schmied MBA 21 0
Netherlands Peter van Niel MBA 21 0
Germany Walter Kaletsch MBA 23 0
Algeria Bady Hassaine MBA 23 0
Monaco Joël Malatino MBA 25 Ret 0
France François Wirtz MBA 25 0
United Kingdom Spencer Crabbe MBA 27 0
Switzerland Reiner Koster MBA Ret Ret DNQ 0
Italy Nardone MBA Ret Ret 0
Italy Italo Zerbini MBA Ret Ret 0
Argentina Francisco Incorvaia MBA Ret 0
Italy Pierluigi Aldrovandi MBA Ret 0
Italy Ivan Villini MBA Ret 0
United Kingdom John Kernan MBA Ret 0
Italy Rino Zuliani MBA Ret 0
France Patrick Herouard Sanvenero Ret 0
Switzerland Jean-Michel Perret MBA Ret 0
Spain Antonio Garcia MBA Ret 0
Spain Juan Carlos Gonzales MBA Ret 0
Spain Pablo Cegarra MBA Ret 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zdravko Ljeljak MBA Ret 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vladimir Hegel MBA Ret 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Alojz Pavlic MBA Ret 0
Italy Maurizio Goretti MBA Ret 0
Place Rider Machine ARG
Argentina
AUT
Austria
GER
Germany
NAT
Italy
FRA
France
ESP
Spain
YUG
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
NED
Netherlands
SMR
San Marino
Points

50cc standings[edit]

Place Rider Machine GER
Germany
NAT
Italy
ESP
Spain
YUG
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
NED
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
SMR
San Marino
Points
1 Spain Ricardo Tormo Bultaco Ret 1 1 1 1 1 1 90
2 Netherlands Theo Timmer Bultaco Ret 5 4 4 4 3 3 65
3 Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Kreidler 1 2 2 2 Ret 51
4 Austria Hans Hummel Sachs 2 6 8 6 5 5 43
5 West Germany Hagen Klein Kreidler Ret 3 6 5 5 Ret 6 40
6 Switzerland Rolf Blatter Kreidler Ret Ret 5 3 3 4 Ret 39
7 Netherlands Henk van Kessel Kreidler Ret Ret Ret Ret 2 2 2 36
8 Italy Giuseppe Ascareggi Minarelli 4 4 28
9 Italy Claudio Lusuardi Villa 8 8 7 6 7 23
10 Netherlands George Looijesteyn Kreidler 5 7 Ret 17 6 8 21
11 West Germany Rainer Kunz Kreidler 3 Ret Ret 20
12 France Yves Dupont ABF Ret Ret 3 7 Ret Ret 14
13 Spain Joaquim Gali Bultaco 12 12 10 9 9 7 9 11
14 West Germany Ingo Emmerich Kreidler Ret 9 8 Ret 7 21 10 10
15 Austria Otto Machinek Kreidler 4 Ret Ret 16 20 13 8
16 West Germany Kasimer Rapczynski Kreidler 6 Ret Ret 22 22 6
17 France Pascal Kambourian Kreidler 10 9 8 6
18 Germany Gerhard Bauer Kreidler 7 12 11 4
19 Germany Günter Schirnhofer Kreidler Ret 14 12 11 Ret 9 12 4
20 Netherlands Jos van Dongen Kreidler 15 8 15 3
21 Germany Klaus Kull Kreidler 9 26 23 2
22 Belgium Chris Baert Kreidler 19 18 14 10 10 Ret 2
23 Germany Herbert Engelhardt Kreidler 10 1
24 Germany Rainer Scheidhauer Kreidler Ret 15 10 13 1
France Yves le Toumelin TYL 11 Ret 11 13 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zdravko Matulja Tomos 11 Ret Ret 12 Ret 0
Italy Giuliano Gerani BBFT 16 11 0
Netherlands Floor Maasland FMT 11 0
Germany Gerhard Singer Kreidler Ret Ret 12 14 19 25 0
Switzerland Joe Genoud RYB 15 13 18 Ret 14 24 0
Spain Ramon Gali Kreidler 13 15 15 16 16 0
Italy Salvatore Milano UFO 13 Ret 0
Czechoslovakia Zbynek Havdra Kreidler 13 0
France Bruno di Carlo MDC 16 Ret 14 17 0
Italy Claudio Granata Kreidler Ret 14 0
Germany Dieter Göppner Kreidler 14 0
Italy Giuliano Tabanelli Ringhini 19 15 0
Switzerland Reiner Koster Malanca 17 20 16 Ret 20 Ret 21 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zlatko Adamovic Kreidler 16 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Peter Verbic Kreidler 18 17 Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Spencer Crabbe MBA Ret 17 25 0
Italy Enrico Cereda Kreidler Ret 17 0
Spain Jose M. Baena Kreidler 17 0
Germany Thomas Engl PCR 18 18 0
Spain Vicente Ferrer Kreidler 18 0
Netherlands Bertus Grinwis PCR 18 0
Netherlands Jan Welvaarts Kreidler 19 0
Italy Enzo Saffiotti UFO 19 0
Germany Henry Nagel Kreidler 20 0
Italy Pasquale Buonfante UFO 20 0
Netherlands Paul Rimmelzwaan Kreidler 21 0
Finland Mika-Sakari Komu Kreidler 23 0
Norway Ove Skifjeld Kreidler 24 0
Belgium Dirk van der Donckt Kreidler 27 0
Belgium Robert Evrard Kreidler 28 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hulric Kreidler Ret 0
Spain Daniel Mateos Kreidler Ret 0
Spain Alfonso Maner Kreidler Ret 0
Spain Pedro Cegarra Kreidler Ret 0
Spain Antonio Garcia Kreidler Ret 0
Netherlands Hans Spaan Kreidler Ret 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bojan Miklos Kreidler Ret 0
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Darko Keletic Kreidler Ret 0
France Michel De Poligny Kreidler Ret 0
Germany Uli Merz Kreidler Ret 0
Belgium Serge Julin JVM Ret 0
Belgium Guido Delys Jumathi Ret 0
Italy Renzo Fabbri Kreidler Ret 0

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