1977 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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France  1977 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 13 races in the
1977 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Paul Ricard.png
Date 29 May 1977
Official name Grand Prix de France
Location Circuit Paul Ricard
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.810 km (3.610 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Steve Baker Yamaha
Time 2:09.06
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Giacomo Agostini Yamaha
Time 2:08.32
Podium
First United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
Second Italy Giacomo Agostini Yamaha
Third United States Steve Baker Yamaha
350 cc
Pole position
Rider South Africa Jon Ekerold Yamaha
Time 2:15.36
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha
Time 2:13.39
Podium
First Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha
Second South Africa Jon Ekerold Yamaha
Third Switzerland Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Barry Ditchburn Kawasaki
Time 2:16.92
Fastest lap
Rider South Africa Alan North Yamaha
Time 2:17.27
Podium
First South Africa Jon Ekerold Yamaha
Second South Africa Alan North Yamaha
Third Australia Vic Soussan Yamaha
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Time 2:24.55
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Time 2:21.80
Podium
First Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Second Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli
Third Austria Harald Bartol Morbidelli
Sidecar (B2A)
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland Schmid-Yamaha
Time 2:17.55
Fastest lap
Rider France Alain Michel Yamaha
Time 2:19.92
Podium
First France Alain Michel Yamaha
Second United Kingdom George O'Dell Seymaz-Yamaha
Third Germany Helmut Schilling Aro

The 1977 French motorcycle Grand Prix was the sixth round of the 1977 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 29 May 1977 at Circuit Paul Ricard.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 7 United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki 22 48:00.73 2 15
2 8 Italy Giacomo Agostini Yamaha 22 +3.34 7 12
3 32 United States Steve Baker Yamaha 22 +15.64 1 10
4 17 Italy Gianfranco Bonera Suzuki 22 +18.17 6 8
5 6 Switzerland Philippe Coulon Suzuki 22 +19.74 5 6
6 12 United Kingdom Steve Parrish Suzuki 22 +23.77 12 5
7 2 Finland Teuvo Länsivuori Suzuki 22 +30.48 9 4
8 16 Italy Virginio Ferrari Suzuki 22 +30.68 4 3
9 19 Italy Armando Toracca Suzuki 22 +40.89 8 2
10 3 United States Pat Hennen Suzuki 22 +55.55 11 1
11 15 France Christian Estrosi Suzuki 22 +1:00.25 13
12 18 Netherlands Boet van Dulmen Suzuki 22 +1:10.77 14
13 11 Australia Warren Willing Yamaha 22 +1:12.95 18
14 20 New Zealand John Woodley Suzuki 22 +1:55.22 19
15 68 Italy Giovanni Rolando Suzuki 22 +2:07.59
16 77 Belgium Jean-Philippe Orban Suzuki 21 +1 lap
17 43 Germany Helmut Kassner Suzuki 21 +1 lap
18 35 Finland Markku Matikainen Suzuki 21 +1 lap
19 73 Spain Carlos Delgado Suzuki 21 +1 lap
France Michel Rougerie Suzuki 3
Italy Marco Lucchinelli Suzuki 10
Italy Nico Cereghini Suzuki 15
Netherlands Wil Hartog Suzuki 16
Germany Anton Mang Suzuki 17
United Kingdom John Williams Suzuki 20
36 starters in total
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350 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 8 Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 22 49:23.00 2 15
2 23 South Africa Jon Ekerold Yamaha 22 +24.77 1 12
3 7 Switzerland Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha 22 +44.44 6 10
4 36 Australia Vic Soussan Yamaha 22 +48.49 3 8
5 24 Finland Eero Hyvärinen Yamaha 22 +48.78 9 6
6 5 Australia John Dodds Yamaha 22 +49.80 7 5
7 4 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 22 +54.68 10 4
8 9 France Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 22 +1:04.55 11 3
9 32 Finland Pekka Nurmi Yamaha 22 +1:04.97 2
10 United Kingdom John Newbold Yamaha 22 +1:13.71 1
11 11 Italy Giacomo Agostini Yamaha 22 +1:38.90
12 124 France Jean-Claude Hogrel Yamaha 22 +2:04.15
13 100 Denmark Børge Nielsen Yamaha 22 +2:09.55
14 125 France Thierry Espié Yamaha 22 +2:20.82
15 71 Germany Helmut Kassner Yamaha 22 +3:05.02 13
16 France Bernard Fau Yamaha 21 +1 lap 12
17 120 Japan Ken Nemoto Yamaha 21 +1 lap 15
18 25 France Pierre Soulas Yamaha 21 +1 lap
19 44 France Roland Faesser Yamaha 21 +1 lap
20 126 France Pierre Tocco Yamaha 21 +1 lap
France Patrick Pons Yamaha 4
South Africa Alan North Yamaha 5
France Eric Saul Yamaha 8
Italy Vanes Francini Yamaha 14
38 starters in total
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250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 30 South Africa Jon Ekerold Yamaha 20 46:29.19 17 15
2 148 South Africa Alan North Yamaha 20 +6.05 11 12
3 33 Australia Vic Soussan Yamaha 20 +6.70 8 10
4 167 Italy Mario Lega Morbidelli 20 +7.12 21 8
5 27 France Guy Bertin Yamaha 20 +16.86 10 6
6 8 Switzerland Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha 20 +19.78 25 5
7 5 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 20 +22.99 6 4
8 2 Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 20 +24.63 2 3
9 112 Finland Eero Hyvärinen Yamaha 20 +34.16 9 2
10 31 Australia John Dodds Yamaha 20 +38.71 12 1
11 28 France Eric Saul Yamaha 20 +39.75
12 9 France Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 20 +40.17 14
13 32 Finland Pekka Nurmi Yamaha 20 +46.99
14 21 France Jean-Claude Hogrel Yamaha 20 +1:10.46
15 100 United Kingdom Clive Horton Yamaha 20 +1:10.76
16 113 France Alain Beraud Yamaha 20 +1:11.43
17 107 France Pascal Renaudet Harley-Davidson 20 +1:31.37
18 70 France Roland Faesser Yamaha 20 +1:31.66
19 164 Italy Franco Solaroli Harley-Davidson 20 +1:33.04
20 106 Japan Ken Nemoto Yamaha 20 +1:42.74
United Kingdom Barry Ditchburn Kawasaki 1
Japan Akihiro Kiyohara Kawasaki 3
France Christian Sarron Yamaha 4
Venezuela Aldo Nannini Yamaha 5
Switzerland Michel Frutschi Yamaha 7
Italy Franco Uncini Harley-Davidson 13
United Kingdom Mick Grant Kawasaki 15
36 starters in total, 24 finishers
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125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli 18 43:08.68 1 15
2 8 Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli 18 +17.34 2 12
3 63 Austria Harald Bartol Morbidelli 18 +1:16.57 3 10
4 7 Germany Gert Bender Bender 18 +1:47.51 13 8
5 6 France Jean-Louis Guignabodet Morbidelli 18 +1:48.88 8 6
6 19 Italy Giovanni Ziggiotto Morbidelli 18 +1:50.81 7 5
7 65 Italy Sauro Pazzaglia Morbidelli 18 +1:51.35 14 4
8 10 Belgium Julien van Zeebroeck Morbidelli 18 +2:03.09 9 3
9 Italy Maurizio Massimiani Morbidelli 18 +2:03.72 17 2
10 52 Italy Pierluigi Conforti Morbidelli 18 +2:07.34 6 1
11 49 Germany Walter Koschine Morbidelli 18 +2:23.58
12 58 France Yves Dupont Morbidelli 18 +2:27.29 10
13 43 Finland Matti Kinnunen Morbidelli 17 +1 lap 4
14 48 France Thierry Noblesse Morbidelli 17 +1 lap
15 24 France François Granon Maico 17 +1 lap
16 17 Italy Enrico Cereda Morbidelli 17 +1 lap
17 56 France Patrick Herouard Morbidelli 17 +1 lap
18 78 Germany Horst Seel Seel 17 +1 lap
19 70 Austria Ernst Fagerer Morbidelli 17 +1 lap
20 45 France Laurent Gomis Morbidelli 17 +1 lap
Germany Anton Mang Morbidelli 5
Italy Pieraldo Cipriani Morbidelli 11
Sweden Per-Edward Carlsson Morbidelli 12
Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Morbidelli 15
38 starters in total, 27 finishers
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Sidecar classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 9 France Alain Michel France Gérard Lecorre Yamaha 18 42:35.36 2 15
2 8 United Kingdom George O'Dell United Kingdom Kenny Arthur Seymaz-Yamaha 18 +35.56 3 12
3 6 Germany Helmut Schilling Germany Rainer Gundel Aro 18 +44.71 6 10
4 3 Switzerland Hermann Schmid Switzerland Jean-Petit Matille Schmid-Yamaha 18 +48.00 4 8
5 31 Sweden Göte Brodin Sweden Bengt Forsberg Windle-Yamaha 18 +48.31 8 6
6 5 Germany Siegfried Schauzu Germany Wolfgang Kalauch Yamaha 18 +2:07.59 5
7 20 Switzerland Jean-François Monnin Switzerland Edouard Weber Seymaz-Yamaha 18 +2:10.29 4
8 29 France Yvan Trolliet France Pierre Muller Yamaha 18 +2:14.78 10 3
9 7 United Kingdom Dick Greasley United Kingdom Mick Skeels Chell-Yamaha 18 +2:19.35 2
10 51 Germany Max Venus Germany Norman Bittermann König 18 +2:25.43 11 1
11 France Michel Chevassier France Max Gross Yamaha 17 +1 lap
12 18 Switzerland Hans-Peter Hubacher Switzerland Pudu Dubach Yamaha 17 +1 lap
13 14 Germany Ted Janssen Germany Erich Schmitz Colyam 17 +1 lap
14 52 Austria Herbert Prügl Austria Hans Kussberger Rotax 17 +1 lap
15 33 Belgium Marc Alexandre Belgium Paul Gerard Kova-König 17 +1 lap
Switzerland Rolf Biland United Kingdom Kenny Williams Schmid-Yamaha 1
Switzerland Bruno Holzer Switzerland Charly Meierhans LCR-Yamaha 5
Switzerland Ernst Trachsel Switzerland "Agner" Schmid-Yamaha 7
Germany Werner Schwärzel Germany Andreas Huber Aro 9
28 starters in total, 21 finishers
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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1977-1978. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 85. ISBN 0-905138-04-X. 


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