1976 Isle of Man TT

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Isle of Man  1976 Isle of Man TT
Race details
Race 5 of 12 races in the
1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Isle of Man TT Course (OpenStreetMap).svg
Date 7-12 June 1976
Official Name Isle of Man Tourist Trophy
Location Snaefell Mountain Course
Course Public roads
60.72 km (37.73 mi)
500 cc
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom John Williams Suzuki
Time 20:09.8
Podium
First United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha
Second United Kingdom Ian Richards Yamaha
Third United Kingdom Billy Guthrie Yamaha
350 cc
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Tony Rutter Yamaha
Time 20:49.6
Podium
First United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha
Second United Kingdom Tony Rutter Yamaha
Third United Kingdom Billy Guthrie Yamaha
250 cc
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha
Time 21:27.8
Podium
First United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha
Second Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha
Third United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha
Sidecars
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Siegfried Schauzu Aro
Passenger Germany Wolfgang Kalauch
Time 23:13.0
Podium
First Germany Rolf Steinhausen Busch König
Germany Sepp Huber
Second United Kingdom Dick Greasley Chell Yamaha
United Kingdom Cliff Holland
Third United Kingdom Mac Hobson Ham Yamaha
United Kingdom Mick Burns

The 1976 Isle of Man TT was the fifth round of the 1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place between 7 June and 12 June 1976 at the Snaefell Mountain Course. 1976 marked the end of an era as it would be the last time the Isle of Man TT would appear on the Grand Prix calendar.[1] Once the most prestigious race of the year, the event had been increasingly boycotted by the top riders, and finally succumbed to pressure for increased safety in racing events.[1] The Grand Prix was moved to England in 1977 with the British Grand Prix being held at the Silverstone Circuit.

Senior TT (500 cc) classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 15 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 6 2:09:10.0 15
2 25 United Kingdom Ian Richards Yamaha 6 +3.4 12
3 4 United Kingdom Billy Guthrie Yamaha 6 +23.0 10
4 17 Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 6 +28.2 8
5 23 United Kingdom Roger Nicholls Yamaha 6 +1:05.6 6
6 26 South Africa Jon Ekerold Yamaha 6 +2:02.4 5
7 2 United Kingdom John Williams Suzuki 6 +2:26.8 4
8 41 United Kingdom Gordon Pantall Yamaha 6 +2:46.8 3
9 22 United Kingdom John Weeden Yamaha 6 +3:45.2 2
10 30 United Kingdom Bill Smith Yamaha 6 +4:19.6 1
74 starters in total, 36 finishers
[2]

Junior TT (350 cc) classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 5 United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha 5 1:46:00.2 15
2 6 United Kingdom Tony Rutter Yamaha 5 +6.8 12
3 14 United Kingdom Billy Guthrie Yamaha 5 +3:01.6 10
4 10 United Kingdom Martin Sharpe Yamaha 5 +3:02.0 8
5 28 United Kingdom John Weeden Yamaha 5 +3:08.4 6
6 3 United Kingdom Derek Chatterton Yamaha 5 +3:56.4 5
7 16 United Kingdom Neil Tuxworth Yamaha 5 +4:05.4 4
8 2 Australia Jack Findlay Yamaha 5 +4:28.4 3
9 12 Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 5 +4:38.6 2
10 56 United Kingdom Sam McClements Yamaha 5 +5:36.4 1
76 starters in total, 44 finishers
[2]

Lightweight TT (250 cc) classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 4 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 4 1:27:26.8 15
2 6 Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 4 +25.4 12
3 1 United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha 4 +1:16.4 10
4 2 United Kingdom Tony Rutter Yamaha 4 +2:06.4 8
5 7 United Kingdom Eddie Roberts Yamaha 4 +2:59.0 6
6 3 United Kingdom Alex George Yamaha 4 +3:20.4 5
7 8 United Kingdom John Weeden Yamaha 4 +3:21.6 4
8 20 United Kingdom Ian Richards Yamaha 4 +4:15.6 3
9 32 United Kingdom Denis Casement Yamaha 4 +4:57.2 2
10 10 United Kingdom Neil Tuxworth Yamaha 4 +4:59.2 1
55 starters in total, 44 finishers
[2]

500 cc Sidecar TT classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 1 Germany Rolf Steinhausen Germany Sepp Huber Busch-König 3 1:10:26.0 15
2 10 United Kingdom Dick Greasley United Kingdom Cliff Holland Chell Yamaha 3 +33.8 12
3 8 United Kingdom Mac Hobson United Kingdom Mick Burns Ham Yamaha 3 +43.6 10
4 9 Germany Siegfried Schauzu Germany Wolfgang Kalauch Aro 3 +2:55.6 8
5 24 United Kingdom Jeff Gawley United Kingdom Ken Birch Yamaha 3 +3:13.8 6
6 28 United Kingdom Graham Milton United Kingdom John Brushwood British Magnum 3 +4:50.4 5
7 3 Germany Helmut Schilling Germany Rainer Gundel Aro 3 +4:52.8 4
8 26 Australia Alex Campbell Australia Russell Campbell Yamaha 3 +5:22.6 3
9 37 Germany Walter Ohrmann Germany Bernd Grube Yamaha 3 +5:23.0 5
10 34 United Kingdom Tony Wakefield United Kingdom Colin Newbold British Magnum 3 +5:26.6 1
64 starters in total, 36 finishers
[2]

Non-championship races[edit]

1000 cc Sidecar TT[edit]

Pos No. Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time
1 1 United Kingdom Mac Hobson United Kingdom Mick Burns Ham Yamaha 3 1:09:27.8
2 2 Germany Siegfried Schauzu Germany Wolfgang Kalauch BMW 3 +44.6
3 3 United Kingdom Dick Greasley United Kingdom Cliff Holland Chell Yamaha 3 +1:22.8
4 5 Germany Rolf Steinhausen Germany Sepp Huber Busch-König 3 +1:33.0
5 18 Germany Otto Haller Germany Erich Hasselbeck BMW 3 +5:15.6
6 36 Australia Alex Campbell Australia Russell Campbell Yamaha 3 +5:43.6
7 37 United Kingdom Bill Hodgkins United Kingdom John Parkins Yamaha 3 +8:06.8
8 55 United Kingdom Gordon Fox United Kingdom Hugh Sanderson Yamaha 3 +8:31.2
9 10 Germany Gustav Pape Germany Franz Kallenberg König 3 +8:41.8
10 35 United Kingdom Nigel Rollason United Kingdom Michael Coomber Devimead BSA 3 +9:10.8
65 starters in total, 29 finishers
Fastest lap : 22:38.8 (Hobson/Burns)
[2]

1000 cc Open Classic TT[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 1 United Kingdom John Williams Suzuki 6 2:05:33.0
2 11 United Kingdom Alex George Yamaha 6 +1:24.8
3 8 United Kingdom Tony Rutter Yamaha 6 +2:46.6
4 14 United Kingdom Charlie Williams Yamaha 6 +3:09.4
5 16 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 6 +4:09.2
6 19 United Kingdom Eddie Roberts Yamaha 6 +4:22.4
7 23 United Kingdom Ian Richards Yamaha 6 +4:45.0
8 25 United Kingdom Bill Smith Yamaha 6 +7:15.4
9 34 United Kingdom Gordon Pantall Yamaha 6 +7:24.8
10 36 United Kingdom Gerry Mateer Yamaha 6 +7:41.4
61 starters in total, 34 finishers
Fastest lap : 20:32.4 (John Williams)
[2]

Production TT[edit]

Pos No. Riders Manufacturer Laps Time
1 32 United Kingdom Bill Simpson United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha 10 4:05:09.8
2 39 United Kingdom Tony Rutter United Kingdom Dave Hughes Suzuki 10 +1:28.0
3 24 United Kingdom Frank Rutter United Kingdom Mick Poxon Honda 10 +3:05.6
4 34 United Kingdom John Kidson United Kingdom Bill Henderson Honda 10 +3:38.4
5 59 Germany Helmut Dähne Germany Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW 10 +3:41.0
6 37 United Kingdom Keith Martin United Kingdom John Riley Yamaha 10 +5:45.6
7 2 United Kingdom Nigel Rollason United Kingdom Les Trotter Suzuki 10 +6:28.4
8 50 United Kingdom Doug Randall United Kingdom John Lavender Yamaha 10 +6:40.0
9 45 United Kingdom Dick Hunter United Kingdom Mal Kirwan Suzuki 10 +6:41.0
10 21 United Kingdom Keith Trubshaw United Kingdom Jack Higham Honda 10 +7:02.4
75 starters in total, 41 finishers
Fastest lap : 21:57.0 (Steve Tonkin/Roger Nicholls)
[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Noyes, Dennis; Scott, Michael (1999), Motocourse: 50 Years Of Moto Grand Prix, Hazleton Publishing Ltd, ISBN 1-874557-83-7 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1976-1977. Hazleton Securities Ltd. pp. 84—85. ISBN 0-905138-02-3. 


Previous race:
1976 Yugoslavian Grand Prix
FIM Grand Prix World Championship
1976 season
Next race:
1976 Dutch TT
Previous race:
1975 Isle of Man TT
Isle of Man TT / British Grand Prix Next race:
1977 British Grand Prix
Silverstone

NOTE: The Isle of Man TT was removed from the international calendar and replaced by a proper British motorcycle Grand Prix.