1972 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 24th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season. The season consisted of twelve Grand Prix races in six classes: 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc, 50cc and Sidecars 500cc. It began on 30 April, with West German Grand Prix and ended with Spanish Grand Prix on 23 September.
Season summary [ edit ]
Another year, another championship for
Giacomo Agostini, taking his seventh consecutive 500cc crown for MV Agusta. Things were tighter in the 350cc class with  Jarno Saarinen giving Agostini a strong challenge. In the 250cc division, Saarinen would win a tight race in a season-long battle with  Renzo Pasolini and Rod Gould.  Angel Nieto claimed a double, winning the 125cc and 50cc championships for Derbi before the Spanish factory announced its pull out from Grand Prix racing. The  Yamaha factory won its first-ever 500cc Grand Prix victory when Chas Mortimer won the 500cc Spanish Grand Prix for the Japanese manufacturer. 
This would be the final season for the East German Grand Prix as a championship race, as
SED officials, troubled by fans singing (the West German national anthem) after Das Lied der Deutschen Dieter Braun's victory the previous season, limited entries to only Eastern Bloc nations beginning in 1973.
1972 Grand Prix season calendar [ edit ]
Scoring system [ edit ]
Points were awarded to the top ten finishers in each race. Only the best of five races were counted on 50cc and Sidecars championships, while in the 125cc, 250cc, 350cc and 500cc championships, the best of seven races were counted.
500cc final standings [ edit ]
Non-classified finish (NC)
Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Did not participate (DNP)
Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap
1972 350 cc Roadracing World Championship final standings [ edit ]
1972 250 cc Roadracing World Championship final standings [ edit ]
1972 125 cc Roadracing World Championship final standings [ edit ]
1972 50 cc Roadracing World Championship final standings [ edit ]
References [ edit ]