1976 World Championship for Makes season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1976 World Championship for Makes season
Previous: 1975 Next: 1977

The 1976 World Championship for Makes season was part of the 24th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship racing. It featured a series for production based cars from the following FIA categories

The series ran from 21 March 1976 to 4 September 1976, and comprised 7 races in total.

World Sportscar Championship[edit]

Following the 1975 season, the FIA chose to divide the World Championship into two series that would run simultaneously but separately. Open-cockpit sportscars (formerly known as FIA Group 5 Sports Cars, now officially FIA Group 6 Two-Seater Racing Cars) would transfer from the World Championship for Makes to a new World Championship for Sports Cars, while production-based cars (such as the new Group 5 Special Production Cars) would contest the World Championship for Makes. Events in which both types of car ran, such as the 12 Hours of Sebring or 24 Hours of Le Mans, were not counted towards either championship.

World Championship for Makes[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Italy March Trophy (6 Hours) Mugello Circuit 21 March
2 Italy Trofeo Ignazio Giunti (6 Hours) Vallelunga 4 April
3 United Kingdom 6 Hours of Silverstone Silverstone Circuit 9 May
4 Germany ADAC 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 30 May
5 Austria Martha 1000 (6 Hours) Österreichring 27 June
6 United States 6 Hours of Watkins Glen Watkins Glen International 10 July
7 France ACF 6 Hours of Dijon Dijon-Prenois 4 September

Race results[edit]

Rnd Circuit Overall Winning Team Results
Overall Winning Drivers
1 Mugello Circuit Germany #4 Martini Racing Results
Germany Jochen Mass
Belgium Jacky Ickx
2 Vallelunga Germany #1 Martini Racing Results
Germany Jochen Mass
Belgium Jacky Ickx
3 Silverstone United Kingdom #4 Hermetite BMW Results
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick
United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw
4 Nürburgring Germany #7 Schnitzer Motorsport Results
Germany Albrecht Krebs
Austria Dieter Quester
5 Österreichring Germany #12 Schnitzer Motorsport Results
Austria Dieter Quester
Sweden Gunnar Nilsson
6 Watkins Glen Germany #4 Martini Racing Results
Germany Rolf Stommelen
Liechtenstein Manfred Schurti
7 Dijon Germany #1 Martini Racing Results
Germany Jochen Mass
Belgium Jacky Ickx

Championship results[edit]

Points were awarded to the top 10 finishers in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1. Manufacturers were only given points for their highest finishing car with any other cars from that manufacturer merely skipped in the points allocation. Only the best 5 points finishes for each make counted towards the championship with any other points earned not included in the totals. Discarded points are shown in the table below within brackets.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 Germany Porsche 20 20 (15) 15 (12) 20 20 95
2 Germany BMW (3) 15 20 20 20 10 (6) 85
3 United States Ford 2 6 8
4 Italy De Tomaso 2 3 5
5= Italy Lancia 3 3
5= United Kingdom MG 3 3

In additional to the outright championship the FIA also awarded three Divisional titles.[1] Division 1 was for cars with an engine capacity of up to 2000cc, Division 2 for cars from 2001 to 3000cc and Division 3 for those above 3000cc.[2]

Division 1[edit]

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 United States Ford 20 20 20 - 15 - - 75
2 Germany BMW 15 - - 20 20 - - 55
3 France Alpine 12 - - - - - - 12
4 Germany Volkswagen - - - 6 - - - 6

Division 2[edit]

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 Germany Porsche (20) (20) 20 20 20 20 20 100

Division 3[edit]

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 Germany Porsche 20 20 (15) (15) 15 20 20 95
2 Germany BMW (6) 15 20 20 20 10 (6) 85
3 Italy De Tomaso - 6 - 6 6 - - 18
4 United Kingdom MG - - 6 - - - - 6
5 Germany Opel - - - 4 - - - 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1977, Grey Section, pages 85-86
  2. ^ Janos L. Wimpffe, Time and Two Seats, 1999, page 1043

External links[edit]