1976 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Austria  1976 Austrian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 12 races in the
1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Track map for Salzburgring in Austria.svg
Date2 May 1976
Official nameGrosser Preis von Österreich
LocationSalzburgring
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.241 km (2.635 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
Time 1:23.38
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
Time 1:23.93
Podium
First United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
Second Italy Marco Lucchinelli Suzuki
Third United Kingdom Phil Read Suzuki
350 cc
Pole position
Rider Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha
Time 1:26.31
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Time 1:26.66
Podium
First Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha
Second Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Third Australia John Dodds Yamaha
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Time 1:35.57
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Time 1:35.01
Podium
First Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Second Italy Paolo Pileri Morbidelli
Third Italy Otello Buscherini Malanca
Sidecar (B2A)
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland Seymaz-Yamaha
Time 1:34.24
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Rolf Steinhausen Busch-König
Time 1:35.12
Podium
First Germany Rolf Steinhausen Busch-König
Second Germany Werner Schwärzel König
Third Germany Siegfried Schauzu Aro

The 1976 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 2 May 1976 at the Salzburgring circuit.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 7 United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki 43 1:01:21.76 1 15
2 40 Italy Marco Lucchinelli Suzuki 43 +13.40 3 12
3 2 United Kingdom Phil Read Suzuki 43 +19.31 4 10
4 20 France Michel Rougerie Suzuki 43 +1:05.06 6 8
5 47 New Zealand Stu Avant Suzuki 43 +1:13.88 11 6
6 11 Italy Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta 43 +1:15.19 10 5
7 33 Spain Víctor Palomo Yamaha 42 +1 lap 14 4
8 10 Australia Jack Findlay Suzuki 42 +1 lap 19 3
9 12 Austria Karl Auer Yamaha 42 +1 lap 12 2
10 8 United Kingdom Alex George Yamaha 41 +2 laps 1
11 39 Germany Helmut Kassner Suzuki 41 +2 laps 16
12 23 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 41 +2 laps
13 43 Netherlands Boet van Dulmen Yamaha 41 +2 laps
14 24 Switzerland Hans Stadelmann Yamaha 41 +2 laps
15 14 Germany Dieter Braun Suzuki 41 +2 laps 7
16 28 Austria Max Wiener Yamaha 41 +2 laps
17 26 Denmark Børge Nielsen Yamaha 40 +3 laps
18 18 France Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 40 +3 laps
19 31 Austria Michael Schmid Yamaha 40 +3 laps
20 36 Czechoslovakia Peter Balaz Yamaha 39 +4 laps
21 30 Austria Siegfried Mayr Yamaha 39 +4 laps
22 37 Belgium Philippe Chaltin Yamaha 36 +7 laps
Ret Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha 2
Ret United States Pat Hennen Suzuki 8
Ret United Kingdom John Williams Suzuki 9
Ret Switzerland Philippe Coulon Suzuki 13
Ret Netherlands Wil Hartog Suzuki 15
Ret Australia John Dodds Yamaha 17
Ret Switzerland Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha 18
Ret Italy Armando Toracca Suzuki 20
WD [N 1] Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha
DSQ [N 2] Finland Teuvo Länsivuori Suzuki 5
36 starters in total
[2]
Footnotes
  1. ^ After the race, it was discovered that Katayama used a 350 cc Yamaha instead of the 370 cc Yamaha he had used in practice. Katayama then withdrew from the official results.[1]
  2. ^ Länsivuori was disqualified for not stopping his engine during a refuelling stop.[1]

350 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha 35 51:18.83 1 15
2 24 Italy Walter Villa Harley Davidson 35 +8.15 2 12
3 22 Australia John Dodds Yamaha 35 +37.31 8 10
4 28 Sweden Leif Gustafsson Yamaha 35 +46.61 5 8
5 4 Germany Dieter Braun Morbidelli 35 +51.97 9 6
6 9 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 35 +56.56 4 5
7 16 France Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 30 +56.80 7 4
8 6 United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha 35 +1:06.67 16 3
9 5 France Patrick Pons Yamaha 35 +1:06.98 15 2
10 26 Italy Gianfranco Bonera Harley Davidson 35 +1:13.80 17 1
11 18 Switzerland Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha 35 +1:16.91 10
12 53 Italy Paolo Tordi Yamaha 35 +1:21.87
13 10 Spain Víctor Palomo Yamaha 35 +1:27.32
14 51 Italy Franco Uncini Yamaha 35 +1:28.65 19
15 55 France Jean-François Baldé Yamaha 34 +1 lap 11
16 12 Switzerland Philippe Coulon Yamaha 34 +1 lap
17 23 Australia Jack Findlay Yamaha 34 +1 lap
18 30 Switzerland Hans Müller Tschannen 34 +1 lap
19 29 Denmark Børge Nielsen Yamaha 34 +1 lap
20 15 Switzerland Hans Stadelmann Yamaha 34 +1 lap
21 34 Belgium Philippe Chaltin Yamaha 34 +1 lap
22 25 Austria Max Wiener Yamaha 33 +2 laps
Ret Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 3
Ret Italy Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta 6
Ret Finland Tapio Virtanen MZ 12
Ret France Gérard Choukron Yamaha 13
Ret United Kingdom Alex George Yamaha 18
Ret Finland Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 20
36 starters in total
[2]

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 2 Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli 30 48:11.98 1 15
2 1 Italy Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 30 +36.69 2 12
3 5 Italy Otello Buscherini Malanca 30 +1:08.04 3 10
4 18 Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco 29 +1 lap 4 8
5 41 Switzerland Xaver Tschannen Maico 28 +2 laps 6 6
6 8 Austria Hans Zemsauer Rotax 28 +2 laps 7 5
7 16 Austria Hans Hummel Yamaha 27 +3 laps 11 4
8 10 Switzerland Hans Müller Yamaha 27 +3 laps 15 3
9 12 Germany Peter Frohnmeyer Nava 27 +3 laps 9 2
10 21 Austria Werner Schmied Rotax 27 +3 laps 14 1
11 17 Switzerland Ulrich Graf Yamaha 27 +3 laps 17
12 46 Austria Hans Prähauser Yamaha 26 +4 laps
13 32 Hungary Peter Szabo MZ 26 +4 laps
14 33 Hungary János Reisz Yamaha 25 +5 laps
Ret Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli 5
Ret Netherlands Cees van Dongen Morbidelli 8
Ret Finland Matti Matikainen Maico 10
Ret Finland Auno Hakala Yamaha 12
Ret Sweden Hans Hallberg Yamaha 13
Ret Germany Anton Mang Morbidelli 16
Ret Austria Heinz Pristavnik Yamaha 18
Ret Germany Michael Fahrmeier Yamaha 19
Ret Austria Franz Leitner Yamaha 20
25 starters in total
[2]

Sidecar classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Germany Rolf Steinhausen Germany Sepp Huber Busch-König 30 48:26.29 3 15
2 2 Germany Werner Schwärzel Germany Andreas Huber König 30 +9.45 2 12
3 19 Germany Siegfried Schauzu Germany A. Lorentz Aro 30 +1:21.76 5 10
4 7 Switzerland Hermann Schmid Switzerland Jean-Pierre Martial Yamaha 29 +1 lap 6 8
5 32 United Kingdom Gerry Boret United Kingdom Nick Boret Yamaha 29 +1 lap 6
6 31 France Alain Michel France Bernard Garcia Yamaha 29 +1 lap 10 5
7 29 Germany Ted Janssen Germany Eric Schmitz Heukerott 29 +1 lap 4
8 21 Switzerland Hanspeter Hubacher Switzerland Kurt Huber Yamaha 29 +1 lap 8 3
9 16 United Kingdom Dick Greasley United Kingdom Cliff Holland Chell Yamaha 29 +1 lap 2
10 9 Italy Amedeo Zini Italy Andrea Fornaro König 28 +2 laps 1
Ret Switzerland Rolf Biland United Kingdom Ken Williams Seymaz-Yamaha 1
Ret Germany Helmut Schilling Germany Rainer Gundel Aro 4
Ret United Kingdom George O'Dell United Kingdom Alan Gosling May Yamaha 7
Ret Austria Hans Prugl Austria Horst Kussberger König 9
20 starters in total
[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1976-1977. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 56. ISBN 0-905138-02-3.
  2. ^ a b c d Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1976-1977. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 61. ISBN 0-905138-02-3.


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