1977 Isle of Man TT

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The 1977 Isle of Man TT took place between June 11 and June 17, 1977 at the Snaefell Mountain Course. 1977 marked the beginning of an era as it was the first time the Isle of Man TT did not appear on the Grand Prix calendar.[1]

Senior TT (500 cc) classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 9 United Kingdom Phil Read Suzuki 5 1:45:48.4
2 6 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 5 +1:18.2
3 10 United Kingdom Eddie Roberts Yamaha 5 +2:46.0
4 30 United Kingdom Joey Dunlop Yamsel 5 +3:58.6
5 16 United States Pat Hennen Suzuki 5 +4:09.2
6 42 United Kingdom Joe Lindsay Yamsel 5 +4:28.6
7 4 United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha 5 +4:38.6
8 32 United Kingdom Bill Smith Suzuki 5 +5:09.4
9 11 United Kingdom Billy Guthrie Yamaha 5 +5:48.6
10 29 United Kingdom James Scott Yamaha 5 +6:05.4
73 starters in total, 36 finishers
Fastest lap : 20:34.6 (Phil Read)
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Junior TT (250 cc) classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 3 United Kingdom Charlie Williams Yamaha 3 1:08:10.0
2 7 United Kingdom Ian Richards Yamaha 3 +8.8
3 8 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 3 +1:13.0
4 12 United Kingdom Alex George Yamaha 3 +1:48.0
5 15 United Kingdom Stan Woods Yamaha 3 +2:05.4
6 6 United Kingdom Eddie Roberts Yamaha 3 +2:23.4
7 10 United Kingdom Mick Grant Kawasaki 3 +2:25.6
8 34 United Kingdom Clive Horton Yamaha 3 +3:05.0
9 26 United Kingdom Joe Lindsay Yamsel 3 +3:17.4
10 33 United Kingdom Joey Dunlop Yamaha 3 +3:22.2
67 starters in total, 51 finishers
Fastest lap : 22:18.8 (Ian Richards)
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1000 cc Classic TT classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 6 United Kingdom Mick Grant Kawasaki 6 2:02:37.4
2 12 United Kingdom Charlie Williams Yamaha 6 +3:26.8
3 4 United Kingdom Eddie Roberts Yamaha 6 +5:25.6
4 3 United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha 6 +5:58.0
5 11 United Kingdom Bill Smith Yamaha 6 +6:13.0
6 26 United Kingdom Stan Woods Suzuki 6 +6:22.6
7 37 United Kingdom Joey Dunlop Yamaha 6 +6:34.4
8 44 United Kingdom Steve Tonkin Yamaha 6 +8:02.4
9 1 United Kingdom Steve Parrish Suzuki 6 +8:10.8
10 10 United Kingdom Alex George Yamaha 6 +8:26.0
71 starters in total, 30 finishers
Fastest lap : 20:04.4 (Mick Grant)
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Jubilee 1000 cc TT classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 6 United Kingdom Joey Dunlop Yamaha 4 1:23:10.6
2 16 United Kingdom George Fogarty Suzuki 4 +51.6
3 10 United Kingdom Steve Tonkin Yamaha 4 +1:20.4
4 11 United Kingdom Bill Smith Suzuki 4 +1:37.4
5 24 United Kingdom Derek Huxley Yamaha 4 +2:48.8
6 17 United Kingdom John Findlay Yamaha 4 +3:24.6
7 2 United Kingdom Derek Chatterton Suzuki 4 +3:26.8
8 23 United Kingdom Denis Casement Yamaha 4 +3:51.2
9 5 United Kingdom Neil Tuxworth Yamaha 4 +4:21.8
10 22 United Kingdom James Scott Yamaha 4 +4:27.2
80 starters in total, 45 finishers
Fastest lap : 20:24.4 (Joey Dunlop)
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Formula One TT classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 11 United Kingdom Phil Read Honda 4 1:33:19.6
2 2 United Kingdom Roger Nicholls Ducati 4 +38.4
3 3 United Kingdom Ian Richards Honda 4 +3:26.4
4 12 United Kingdom Stan Woods Honda 4 +3:49.4
5 16 United Kingdom Malcolm Lucas BSA 4 +5:01.8
6 29 United Kingdom Michael Hunt Laverda 4 +5:49.4
7 43 United Kingdom Roger Corbett Triumph 4 +6:32.6
8 46 United Kingdom Ian Tomkinson BSA 4 +8:21.6
9 31 United Kingdom John Kirkby Laverda 4 +9:53.6
10 59 United Kingdom John Wilkinson Suzuki 4 +9:59.6
49 starters in total, 32 finishers
Fastest lap : 22:15.0 (Phil Read)
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Formula Two TT classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 8 United Kingdom Alan Jackson Honda 4 1:31:08.0
2 3 United Kingdom Neil Tuxworth Honda 4 +1:24.6
3 6 United Kingdom Denis Casement Honda 4 +3:50.4
4 18 United Kingdom John Crick Honda 4 +11:23.2
5 12 United Kingdom Dennis McMillan Triumph 4 +12:29.4
6 14 United Kingdom Terry McKane Honda 4 +15:45.0
7 19 United Kingdom Alistair Copland Benelli 4 +16:44.8
8 21 United Kingdom Richard Arian Honda 4 +22:41.0
14 starters in total, 8 finishers
Fastest lap : 22:22.8 (Alan Jackson)
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Formula Three TT classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 45 United Kingdom John Kidson Honda 4 1:37:04.4
2 64 United Kingdom Brian Peters Suzuki 4 +5:15.0
3 66 United Kingdom Alan Walsh Honda 4 +5:23.6
4 46 United Kingdom Graham Bentman Honda 4 +6:04.8
5 49 United Kingdom Fred Launchbury Maico 4 +7:12.2
6 40 United Kingdom Mal Kirwan Honda 4 +7:53.0
7 48 United Kingdom Neville Watts Honda 4 +10:34.6
8 55 United Kingdom Richard Stevens Yamaha 4 +11:27.6
9 44 United Kingdom John Riley Yamaha 4 +12:06.6
10 62 United Kingdom Paul Feist Yamaha 4 +12:26.6
20 starters in total, 13 finishers
Fastest lap : 23:52.6 (John Kidson)
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1000 cc Sidecar TT Race One classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time
1 16 United Kingdom George O'Dell United Kingdom Kenny Arthur Windle-Yamaha 4 1:30:31.2
2 2 United Kingdom Dick Greasley United Kingdom Mick Skeels Chell-Yamaha 4 +50.0
3 3 Germany Rolf Steinhausen Germany Wolfgang Kalauch Busch-König 4 +1:46.2
4 5 United Kingdom Graham Milton United Kingdom John Brushwood British Magnum 4 +2:45.0
5 9 United Kingdom Mick Boddice United Kingdom Chas Birks Yamaha 4 +5:15.6
6 18 United Kingdom Bill Hodgkins United Kingdom John Parkins Francis-Yamaha 4 +7:45.6
7 33 United Kingdom George Oates United Kingdom John Molyneux Kawasaki 4 +7:48.4
8 24 United Kingdom Malcolm Aldrick United Kingdom Paul Beasley Revett-Yamaha 4 +11:55.6
9 59 United Kingdom Brian Mee United Kingdom Alan Widdowson Kawasaki 4 +12:18.4
10 53 United Kingdom Bill Hall United Kingdom Peter Minion Russell-Kawasaki 4 +12:53.6
68 starters in total, 36 finishers
Fastest lap : 22:01.2 (O'Dell/Arthur)
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1000 cc Sidecar TT Race Two classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time
1 1 United Kingdom Mac Hobson United Kingdom Stu Collins Yamaha 4 1:30:47.0
2 15 Switzerland Rolf Biland United Kingdom Kenny Williams Schmid-Yamaha 4 +59.8
3 3 Germany Rolf Steinhausen Germany Wolfgang Kalauch Busch-König 4 +1:03.0
4 2 United Kingdom Dick Greasley United Kingdom Mick Skeels Chell-Yamaha 4 +4:28.4
5 9 United Kingdom Mick Boddice United Kingdom Chas Birks Yamaha 4 +4:31.0
6 37 United Kingdom Graham Hilditch United Kingdom Vince Biggs Yamaha 4 +6:28.0
7 14 United Kingdom Steve Sinnott United Kingdom Jim Williamson Yamaha 4 +6:57.0
8 53 United Kingdom Bill Hall United Kingdom Peter Minion Kawasaki 4 +10:44.0
9 31 United Kingdom Reg Spooncer United Kingdom Denis Smith König 4 +12:05.6
10 67 United Kingdom Robert Philpott United Kingdom Michael Buxton Laverda 4 +12:11.4
61 starters in total, 25 finishers
Fastest lap : (Hobson/Collins)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 h i Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1977-1978. Hazleton Securities Ltd. pp. 130–131. ISBN 0-905138-04-X.