1977 Formula 750 season

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1977 Formula 750 World Championship
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The 1977 Formula 750 season was the fifth season of the FIM Formula 750 World Championship and the first season to have full world championship status. Steve Baker was crowned champion, winning five races on aggregate.

Calendar[edit]

1977 Calendar
Round Race Title Circuit Date Heat 1 Winner Heat 2 Winner Overall Winner
1 36th Daytona 200 United States Daytona International Speedway March 13 United States Steve Baker Not run 1 United States Steve Baker
2 200 Miglia AGV Italy Autodromo Dino Ferrari April 3 United States Kenny Roberts United States Kenny Roberts United States Kenny Roberts
3 32° Premio Internacional de Madrid Spain Circuito Permanente del Jarama April 24 United States Steve Baker
4 Championnat du Monde 750 France Circuit de Dijon-Prenois June 5 France Christian Estrosi France Christian Estrosi France Christian Estrosi
5 FIM 750 World Championship Race United Kingdom Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit July 10 United States Steve Baker United States Steve Baker United States Steve Baker
6 Preis von Salzburg Austria Salzburgring August 21 United States Steve Baker Abandoned 2 United States Steve Baker
7 Championnat du Monde 750 Belgium Omloop Terlaemen Zolder August 28 United States Steve Baker United States Steve Baker United States Steve Baker
8 Champion Spark Plug Classic Netherlands Circuit van Drenthe September 4 United States Steve Baker Italy Marco Lucchinelli Italy Marco Lucchinelli
9 Champion Spark Plug Classic United States Laguna Seca Raceway September 11 United States Skip Aksland United States Steve Baker United States Skip Aksland
10 World Championship Race Canada Mosport Park September 18 Australia Gregg Hansford Australia Gregg Hansford Australia Gregg Hansford
11 Weltmeisterschaftslauf West Germany Hockenheimring September 25 Italy Giacomo Agostini Italy Giacomo Agostini Italy Giacomo Agostini

Notes:

1.^ - Heat two of the Daytona 200 was not run due to rain.[1]
2.^ – Heat two of the Preis von Salzburg was abandoned due to rain.[2]

Championship standings[edit]

Pos Rider Bike DAY
United States
IMO
Italy
JAR
Spain
DIJ
France
BRA
United Kingdom
SAL
Austria
ZOL
Belgium
ASS
Netherlands
LAG
United States
MOS
Canada
HOC
Germany
Pts
1 United States Steve Baker Yamaha 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 2 2 3 131
2 France Christian Sarron Yamaha 7 4 2 3 3 8 4 55
3 Italy Giacomo Agostini Yamaha 3 2 4 1 45
4 Italy Marco Lucchinelli Yamaha 21 6 4 2 1 40
5 Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 3 6 3 2 37
6 France Hubert Rigal Yamaha 8 3 9 4 5 8 7 36
7 Australia Gregg Hansford Kawasaki 4 3 1 33
8 Netherlands Boet van Dulmen Yamaha 9 5 6 5 5 7 29
9 United States Kenny Roberts Yamaha 2 1 27
10 Switzerland Philippe Coulon Yamaha 15 7 4 2 24
11 Australia Warren Willing Yamaha 6 7 5 10 16
12 France Christian Estrosi Yamaha 14 1 15
= United States Skip Aksland Yamaha 1 15
= France Patrick Pons Yamaha 6 7 5 15
15 United States Gene Romero Yamaha 5 4 14
16 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Yamaha 13 13 2 12
= Canada Yvon Duhamel Kawasaki 2 12
18 Italy Armando Toracca Yamaha 10 3 11
= France Bernard Fau Yamaha 4 14 8 11
= United States Mike Baldwin Yamaha 19 6 5 11
= Finland Teuvo Länsivuori Yamaha 8 4 11
22 United Kingdom John Newbold Yamaha/Suzuki 12 3 10
23 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha 4 8
= United Kingdom Alex George Yamaha 5 12 11 9 8
= Spain Víctor Palomo Yamaha 14 10 9 6 8
26 France Christian Leliard Yamaha 8 7 7
= South Africa Kork Ballington Yamaha 9 11 6 7
28 France Michel Rougerie Yamaha 12 5 6
= United States Dave Aldana Yamaha 5 6
30 Netherlands Marcel Ankoné Yamaha 6 5
= France Gilles Husson Yamaha 7 10 13 11 5
= Belgium Jean-Philippe Orban Yamaha 27 12 6 5
= Japan Ikajiro Takai Yamaha 6 5
34 France Jean-Paul Boinet Yamaha 16 7 15 4
= United Kingdom Piers Forrester Yamaha 38 8 15 10 4
= South Africa Alan North Yamaha 7 4
= United States John Long Yamaha 30 10 8 4
= Japan Sadao Asami Yamaha 9 9 4
= Mexico Jimmy Morales Yamaha 7 4
40 United Kingdom Julian Soper Yamaha 8 3
= United States Pat Evans Yamaha 8 3
= Australia Jack Findlay Yamaha 11 20 8 3
43 West Germany Gerhard Vogt Yamaha 9 16 12 18 14 13 2
= United Kingdom Clive Offer Yamaha 9 2
= Austria Max Wiener Yamaha 9 2
= United Kingdom Neil Tuxworth Yamaha 9 2
47 United States Randy Cleek Yamaha 10 15 1
= United Kingdom Mike Trimby Yamaha 39 10 1
= Canada Jim Allen Yamaha 10 1
= Netherlands Jack Middelburg Yamaha 10 1
United States Harry Cone Yamaha 11 0
United States Dale Singleton Yamaha 17 0
Netherlands Wil Hartog Suzuki 18 0
United States James Allen Yamaha 20 0
United States Phil McDonald Yamaha 22 0
Australia Murray Sayle Kawasaki 23 0
United States Mike Kidd Yamaha 24 0
United States Bob Rectenwald Yamaha 25 0
New Zealand Paul McLachlin Yamaha 26 0
United States Tommy Byars Yamaha 28 0
Italy Virginio Ferrari Yamaha 29 0
United States Bob Wakefield Yamaha 31 0
Netherlands Rob Bron Yamaha 32 0
United States Doug Libby Yamaha 33 0
United States Wes Cooley Yamaha 34 0
Australia John Dodds Yamaha 35 0
West Germany Harald Merkl Yamaha 36 0
United States Larry Bleil Yamaha 37 0
United States Bruce Lind Yamaha 40 0
France Roger Ruiz Yamaha 14 0
France Dominique Pernet Yamaha 11 0
Finland Markku Matikainen Yamaha 13 12 0
France Hervé Moineau Yamaha 15 13 0
United Kingdom Terry Hutton Yamaha 11 16 0
United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha 15 0
Austria Karl Zach Yamaha 17 0
Sweden Peter Sjoström Yamaha 19 0
Switzerland Gérard Melly Yamaha 21 14 0
Austria Fritz Kerschbaumer Yamaha 22 0
Austria Johann Parzer Yamaha 23 0
United Kingdom Dave Potter Yamaha 12 0
Belgium Oronzo Memola Yamaha 14 0
West Germany Hans-Otto Butenuth Yamaha 13 12 0
Switzerland Pascal Mottier Yamaha 11 0
Pos Rider Bike DAY
United States
IMO
Italy
JAR
Spain
DIJ
France
BRA
United Kingdom
SAL
Austria
ZOL
Belgium
ASS
Netherlands
LAG
United States
MOS
Canada
HOC
Germany
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carter, p. 140
  2. ^ Carter, p. 150

See also[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1977-1978. Hazleton Securities Ltd. ISBN 0-905138-04-X.