30th June 1979
The third Procar series race at the French Grand Prix A good start to finish victory by Nelson Piquet; from start to finish the order remained: Piquet, Jones, Pironi. Following a poor start, Lauda finished behind Stuck in 8th place. The best non-Formula 1 driver was Marc Surer, who overtook Clay Regazzoni in the final stages.
Jean-Marie Balestre – track manager and race director – didn’t want to allow the BMW M1 to compete, however he had to give in to pressure from Bernie Ecclestone. However, no support was provided by officials, no fuel was provided for the BMW M1 at the garage in the paddocks and no official time recordings were made during practice or the race.