1976 Finnish motorcycle Grand Prix

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Finland  1976 Finnish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 12 races in the
1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Date 1 August 1976
Location Imatra
Course Permanent racing facility
6.030 km (3.747 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Giacomo Agostini Suzuki
Time 2:19.5
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom John Newbold Suzuki
Time 2:15.2
Podium
First United States Pat Hennen Suzuki
Second Finland Teuvo Länsivuori Suzuki
Third Switzerland Philippe Coulon Suzuki
350 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Time 2:21.6
Fastest lap
Rider Australia John Dodds Yamaha
Time 2:19.7
Podium
First Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Second Germany Dieter Braun Yamaha
Third United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Time 2:24.7
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Gianfranco Bonera Harley-Davidson
Time 2:24.3
Podium
First Italy Walter Villa Harley Davidson
Second Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha
Third Italy Gianfranco Bonera Harley-Davidson
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Time 2:32.8
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Time 2:32.2
Podium
First Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Second Germany Gert Bender Bender
Third Netherlands Henk van Kessel AGV Condor
50 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
Time 2:52.7
Fastest lap
Rider Belgium Julien van Zeebroeck Kreidler
Time 2:59.9
Podium
First Belgium Julien van Zeebroeck Kreidler
Second Switzerland Ulrich Graf Kreidler
Third Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli

The 1976 Finnish motorcycle Grand Prix was the ninth round of the 1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 1 August 1976 at the Imatra circuit. Pat Hennen won the race to become the first American to win a motorcycle Grand Prix.[1]

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 28 United States Pat Hennen Suzuki 21 48:27.0 15
2 2 Finland Teuvo Länsivuori Suzuki 21 +23.0 3 12
3 22 Switzerland Philippe Coulon Suzuki 21 +33.4 2 10
4 6 United Kingdom John Newbold Suzuki 21 +33.8 8
5 30 Italy Marco Lucchinelli Suzuki 21 +34.5 6
6 10 Germany Dieter Braun Suzuki 21 +50.8 5
7 5 Australia Jack Findlay Suzuki 21 +1:13.5 4
8 21 France Christian Estrosi Suzuki 21 +1:58.6 3
9 18 Finland Pekka Nurmi Yamaha 20 +1 lap 2
10 9 Austria Karl Auer Yamaha 20 +1 lap 1
11 16 France Bernard Fau Yamaha 20 +1 lap
12 41 Netherlands Rob Bron Yamaha 20 +1 lap
13 31 Denmark Børge Nielsen Yamaha 20 +1 lap
14 36 Finland Kimmo Kopra Yamaha 19 +2 laps
15 44 Sweden Bo Granath Yamaha 20 +11 laps
Ret Italy Giacomo Agostini Suzuki 1
Ret United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Suzuki 4
Ret Italy Virginio Ferrari Suzuki 5
Ret Netherlands Marcel Ankoné Suzuki 6
21 starters in total
[2]

350 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 19 Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 20 47:49.1 1 15
2 4 Germany Dieter Braun Morbidelli 20 +26.2 2 12
3 8 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 20 +27.0 6 10
4 6 United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha 20 +29.6 3 8
5 16 Switzerland Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha 20 +39.0 6
6 7 France Gérard Choukroun Yamaha 20 +39.8 5
7 31 South Africa Jon Ekerold Yamaha 20 +42.0 4
8 9 Spain Víctor Palomo Yamaha 20 +43.4 3
9 21 Australia John Dodds Yamaha 20 +43.8 2
10 27 France Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 20 +57.7 1
11 17 France Jean-François Baldé Yamaha 20 +1:01.5
12 14 France Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 20 +1:13.6
13 29 Netherlands Marcel Ankoné Yamaha 20 +1:16.9
14 15 Austria Karl Auer Yamaha 20 +1:34.4
15 33 Finland Pekka Nurmi Yamaha 20 +1:43.3
16 37 Finland Timo Marala Yamaha 19 +1 lap
Ret Italy Gianfranco Bonera Harley-Davidson 4
Ret Finland Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 5
21 starters in total
[2]

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 19 46:45.4 1 15
2 25 Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 19 +33.9 4 12
3 21 Italy Gianfranco Bonera Harley-Davidson 19 +43.8 2 10
4 14 Finland Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 19 +44.2 3 8
5 10 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 19 +49.1 6
6 2 Germany Dieter Braun Yamaha 19 +51.5 5 5
7 12 Australia John Dodds Yamaha 19 +1:21.8 4
8 27 France Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 19 +1:35.5 3
9 32 France Jean-François Baldé Yamaha 19 +1:43.3 2
10 19 Netherlands Henk van Kessel Yamaha 19 +1:55.5 1
11 17 France Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 19 +1:55.8
12 41 Belgium Etienne Geeraerd Yamaha 19 +2:19.6
13 28 Japan Ken Nemoto Yamaha 18 +1 lap
14 40 South Africa Jon Ekerold Yamaha 18 +1 lap
15 29 Czechoslovakia Peter Balaz Yamaha 18 +1 lap
Ret Sweden Leif Gustafsson Yamaha 6
21 starters in total
[2]

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 2 Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli 18 46:27.8 1 15
2 14 Germany Gert Bender Bender 18 +53.5 4 12
3 4 Netherlands Henk van Kessel AGV Condor 18 +54.5 10
4 29 France Jean-Louis Guignabodet Morbidelli 18 +1:11.3 5 8
5 1 Italy Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 18 +1:17.7 3 6
6 22 Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Morbidelli 18 +1:44.8 6 5
7 26 Germany Anton Mang Morbidelli 18 +1:47.7 4
8 18 Sweden Per-Edward Carlson Morbidelli 18 +2:14.2 3
9 11 Finland Matti Kinnunen Morbidelli 18 +2:15.7 2
10 3 Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli 18 +2:36.9 1
11 21 Belgium Julien van Zeebroeck Morbidelli 18 +2:37.3
12 12 Sweden Hans Hallberg Yamaha 17 +1 lap
13 16 Switzerland Xaver Tschannen Maico 17 +1 lap
14 7 Switzerland Hans Müller Yamaha 17 +1 lap
15 19 Austria Hans Hummel Yamaha 17 +1 lap
16 31 Sweden Per Zachrisson Yamaha 17 +1 lap
17 35 Finland Matti Mäkilä Yamaha 17 +1 lap
18 37 Finland Jaakko Koskinen Yamaha 17 +1 lap
19 9 Germany Peter Frohnmeyer DRS 16 +2 laps
Ret Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco 2
20 starters in total
[2]

50 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 3 Belgium Julien van Zeebroeck Kreidler 11 33:44.2 3 15
2 12 Switzerland Ulrich Graf Kreidler 11 +6.7 4 12
3 2 Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli 11 +32.8 2 10
4 5 Germany Herbert Rittberger Kreidler 11 +1:00.7 6 8
5 8 Austria Hans Hummel Kreidler 11 +1:30.2 6
6 10 Netherlands Theo Timmer Kreidler 11 +1:33.3 5
7 17 Switzerland Rolf Blatter Kreidler 11 +1:34.9 4
8 15 Netherlands Cees van Dongen Kreidler 11 +2:09.6 3
9 14 Netherlands Gerrit Strikker Kreidler 11 +2:14.9 2
10 20 Germany Günter Schirnhofer Kreidler 11 +2:17.8 1
11 16 Netherlands Juup Bosman Kreidler 11 +2:30.4 1
12 11 Italy Aldo Pero Kreidler 11 +2:36.5
13 12 France Jean-Louis Guignabodet ABF 11 +2:39.5
14 19 Germany Ingo Emmerich Kreidler 11 +3:03.0
15 18 Sweden Robert Laver Kreidler 10 +1 lap
16 29 France Pierre Audry ABF 10 +1 lap
17 27 Sweden Oscar Ekstrand Delta 10 +1 lap
Ret Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco 1
Ret Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Kreidler 5
21 starters in total
[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pat Hennen at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame". motorcyclemuseum.org. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1976-1977. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 113. ISBN 0-905138-02-3. 


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