1977 Finnish motorcycle Grand Prix

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Finland  1977 Finnish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 13 races in the
1977 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Imatra circuit map.png
Date31 July 1977
Official nameImatranajo Suomen Grand Prix/Finnish Grand Prix[1]
LocationImatra Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 6.030 km (3.747 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Barry Sheene
Time 2:06.700
Fastest lap
Rider Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
Time 2:05.900
Podium
First Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
Second Italy Marco Lucchinelli
Third Italy Gianfranco Bonera
350 cc
Pole position
Rider Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
Time 2:13.200
Fastest lap
Rider South Africa Jon Ekerold
United Kingdom Tom Herron
Time 2:14.400
Podium
First Japan Takazumi Katayama
Second France Christian Sarron
Third South Africa Jon Ekerold
250 cc
Pole position
Rider South Africa Alan North
Time 2:18.900
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Walter Villa
Time 2:16.600
Podium
First Italy Walter Villa
Second United Kingdom Mick Grant
Third South Africa Kork Ballington
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi
Time 2:23.700
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi
Time 2:23.500
Podium
First Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi
Second Italy Eugenio Lazzarini
Third France Jean-Louis Guignabodet

The 1977 Finnish motorcycle Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 1977 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 31 July 1977 at the Imatra circuit.

500cc classification[edit]

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 14 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Team Venemotos Yamaha 46'50.000 15
2 4 Italy Marco Lucchinelli Life Racing Team Suzuki +43.000 12
3 22 Italy Gianfranco Bonera Team Nava Olio Fiat Suzuki +51.600 10
4 12 France Michel Rougerie Elf Suzuki +1'04.700 8
5 21 United Kingdom Steve Parrish Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +1'17.200 6
6 7 United Kingdom Barry Sheene Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +1'18.700 5
7 2 Finland Teuvo Länsivuori Life Racing Team Suzuki +1'56.500 4
8 26 Italy Armando Toracca MC della Robbia Suzuki +1 lap 3
9 30 Belgium Jean-Philippe Orban Jean-Philippe Orban Racing Team Suzuki +1 lap 2
10 11 Austria Karl Auer MSC Rottenberg Yamaha +1 lap 1
11 20 Denmark Børge Nielsen Suzuki +1 lap
12 25 United States Steve Baker Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha +1 lap
13 17 United Kingdom Alex George Hermetite Racing International Suzuki +1 lap
14 27 Sweden Bo Granath Suzuki +1 lap
15 34 Finland Markku Matikainen Länsivuori Team Suzuki +2 laps
16 23 Canada Ron Kirkham Yamaha +2 laps
17 39 Belgium Jean-Marc Toffolo Yamaha +2 laps
18 36 Finland Ossi Nikkinen Yamaha +3 laps
Ret 35 Finland Pentti Lehtelä Yamaha Retired
Ret 3 United States Pat Hennen Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki Retired
Ret 42 New Zealand Stuart Avant Sid Griffiths Racing Suzuki Retired
Ret 9 United Kingdom John Williams Team Appleby Glade Suzuki Retired
Ret 37 France Christian Estrosi Marlboro Masche Total Suzuki Retired
Ret 1 Italy Giacomo Agostini Team API Marlboro Yamaha Retired
Ret 29 France Jean-Claude Hogrel Yamaha Retired
Ret 10 Finland Kimmo Kopra Suzuki Retired
Ret 8 Australia Jack Findlay Hermetite Racing International Suzuki Retired
Ret 16 Italy Virginio Ferrari Team Nava Olio Fiat Suzuki Accident
Ret 24 Italy Giovanni Rolando Suzuki Accident
Ret 15 Netherlands Wil Hartog Riemersma Racing Suzuki Retired
DNS ?? Finland Teuvo Laakso Suzuki Did not start
DNS ?? France Bernard Regoni Suzuki Did not start
DNS ?? United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha Did not start
Sources: [2][3][4]

350 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 8 Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 21 48:14.9 10 15
2 18 France Christian Sarron Yamaha 21 +3.3 4 12
3 19 South Africa Jon Ekerold Yamaha 21 +5.3 15 10
4 4 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 21 +16.0 2 8
5 12 France Patrick Pons Yamaha 21 +42.3 19 6
6 7 France Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 21 +1:21.6 9 5
7 38 Finland Seppo Rossi Yamaha 21 +1:32.1 4
8 1 Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 21 +1:35.3 18 3
9 36 Finland Eero Hyvärinen Yamaha 21 +1:35.5 20 2
10 21 Austria Karl Auer Yamaha 21 +1:41.9 1
11 30 Switzerland Michel Frutschi Yamaha 21 +1:49.5
12 3 United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha 21 +2:07.1 19
13 10 South Africa Kork Ballington Yamaha 21 +3:44.6 16
14 28 United Kingdom Alex George Yamaha 20 +1 lap
15 37 Finland Reino Eskelinen Yamaha 20 +1 lap
Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha 1
France Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 3
Italy Giacomo Agostini Yamaha 5
Italy Mario Lega Morbidelli 6
South Africa Alan North Yamaha 7
Finland Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 8
France Jean-François Baldé Yamaha 11
Belgium Etienne Geeraerd Yamaha 12
Australia John Dodds Yamaha 13
France Michel Rougerie Yamaha 14
Finland Pekka Nurmi Yamaha 17
30 starters in total
[2]

250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 20 46:15.3 3 15
2 26 United Kingdom Mick Grant Kawasaki 20 +0.3 12
3 11 South Africa Kork Ballington Yamaha 20 +24.3 6 10
4 18 Italy Franco Uncini Harley-Davidson 20 +26.5 7 8
5 4 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 20 +28.2 2 6
6 9 France Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 20 +34.7 8 5
7 24 Italy Mario Lega Morbidelli 20 +37.9 10 4
8 27 United Kingdom Barry Ditchburn Kawasaki 20 +38.4 9 3
9 10 Italy Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 20 +38.6 11 2
10 6 France Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 20 +38.9 14 1
11 30 Switzerland Hans Müller Yamaha 20 +54.8 16
12 12 South Africa Jon Ekerold Yamaha 20 +1:11.2 17
13 39 Venezuela Aldo Nannini Yamaha 20 +1:14.3 19
14 32 Australia Vic Soussan Yamaha 20 +1:25.2 15
15 5 United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha 20 +1:33.5 18
16 23 Finland Eero Hyvärinen Yamaha 20 +1:52.2
17 38 Finland Seppo Rossi Yamaha 20 +2:00.8 20
18 8 Australia John Dodds Yamaha 20 +2:09.3
19 40 Japan Ken Nemoto Yamaha 19 +1 lap
South Africa Alan North Yamaha 1
Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 4
Finland Pekka Nurmi Yamaha 5
Finland Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 12
France Jean-François Baldé Yamaha 13
31 starters in total
[2]

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli 19 46:09.6 1 15
2 6 Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli 19 +9.6 2 12
3 5 France Jean-Louis Guignabodet Morbidelli 19 +1:16.4 7 10
4 12 Switzerland Hans Müller Morbidelli 19 +1:32.7 8 8
5 8 Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Morbidelli 19 +1:45.8 9 6
6 16 Sweden Per-Edward Carlson Morbidelli 19 +2:20.0 16 5
7 36 France Thierry Espié Motobécane 19 +2:23.2 13 4
8 33 Sweden Bengt Johansson Morbidelli 19 +2:23.4 15 3
9 17 France Patrick Plisson Morbidelli 19 +2:34.8 17 2
10 15 Italy Enrico Cereda Morbidelli 18 +1 lap 12
11 18 Finland Matti Kinnunen Morbidelli 18 +1 lap 14
12 19 Austria Hans Hummel Morbidelli 18 +1 lap 20
13 10 Netherlands Cees van Dongen Morbidelli 18 +1 lap 19
14 35 Germany Bernd Schneider Bender 18 +1 lap
15 28 France Jacques Hutteau Morbidelli 18 +1 lap
16 27 Italy Luigi Rinaudo Morbidelli 18 +1 lap
17 29 Germany Alfred Schmid Morbidelli 18 +1 lap
18 25 Argentina Guillermo Pérez Morbidelli 18 +1 lap
Spain Ricardo Tormo Bultaco 3
Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco 4
Austria Harald Bartol Morbidelli 5
Germany Gert Bender Bender 6
Belgium Julien van Zeebroeck Motobécane 10
France Thierry Noblesse Morbidelli 11
Germany Anton Mang Morbidelli 18
30 starters in total
[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alle Grand-Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden, van 1973 (het jaar dat Jack begon met racen) tot heden". Archive.li. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1977-1978. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 111. ISBN 0-905138-04-X.
  3. ^ "1977 Finnish MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  4. ^ "FINLAND GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1977". Motogp.com. Retrieved 29 December 2018.


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