Formula 750

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For the car racing formula, see 750 Formula.
Formula 750
Category Motorcycle racing
Inaugural season 1973
Folded 1979
Last Riders' champion Patrick Pons
Works Norton rider Peter Williams on the JPS-liveried 1974 'Spaceframe' Norton factory F750 racer[1]

Formula 750 was a FIM motorcycle road racing series based on a 750 cubic centimeter engine capacity. The series began in 1971 as a collaboration between the American Motorcyclist Association and the Auto Cycle Union.[2] The FIM adopted the Formula 750 class for events in 1972.[3] In 1973 it became a British based series. In 1975 the series was upgraded to European championship status and in 1977, it attained world championship status. The Formula 750 class was seen as possibly overtaking the 500cc Grand Prix class as the premier racing division however, the domination by one brand (the Yamaha TZ750) as well as the increasingly popular superbike production class meant that the FIM discontinued the class after the 1979 season.

Yamaha TZ750


Formula 750 champions[4][edit]

Season Rider Manufacturer
1973 United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
1974 Australia John Dodds Yamaha
1975 Australia Jack Findlay Yamaha
1976 Spain Víctor Palomo Yamaha
1977 United States Steve Baker Yamaha
1978 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha
1979 France Patrick Pons Yamaha

References[edit]

  1. ^ Motorcyclist Illustrated, June 1974. Rear page John Player Norton colour advertisement. "A new look, a new bike, and a new season." Accessed and added 2 October 2014
  2. ^ Formula 750: A Progress Report. American Motorcyclist (Books.Google.com). August 1971. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  3. ^ International Report. American Motorcyclist (Books.Google.com). December 1971. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Formula 750 champions". racingmemo.free.fr. Retrieved 15 December 2012.