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1978 British motorcycle Grand Prix

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Date  5–6 August 1978
Rider  Michel Rougerie
Location  Silverstone Circuit
Time  1:30.98
1978 British motorcycle Grand Prix
Official name  John Player British Grand Prix
Course  Permanent racing facility 4.711 km (2.927 mi)

The 1978 British motorcycle Grand Prix was the tenth round of the 1978 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 5–6 August 1978 at Silverstone Circuit.

Kenny Roberts and Barry Sheene, the two championship contenders arrived in England for the British Grand Prix with only three points separating them. The race ended in controversy when torrential rains during the race, along with pit stops for tire changes by both Roberts and Sheene, created confusion among official scorers. Eventually, Roberts was declared the winner with Sheene being awarded third place behind privateer Steve Manship, who did not stop for a tire change.

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1978 British motorcycle Grand Prix Wikipedia


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