1977 German motorcycle Grand Prix

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West Germany  1977 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 13 races in the
1977 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Hockenheimring-1970.svg
Date 8 May 1977
Official name Grosser Preis von Deutschland
Location Hockenheimring
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 6.789 km (4.218 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
Time 2:14.2
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
Time 2:14.4
Podium
First United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
Second United States Pat Hennen Suzuki
Third United States Steve Baker Yamaha
350 cc
Pole position
Rider South Africa Alan North Yamaha
Time 2:16.2
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Giacomo Agostini Yamaha
Time 2:21.8
Podium
First Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha
Second Italy Giacomo Agostini Yamaha
Third France Olivier Chevallier Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Japan Akihiro Kiyohara Kawasaki
Time 2:26.9
Fastest lap
Rider Japan Akihiro Kiyohara Kawasaki
Time 2:28.0
Podium
First France Christian Sarron Yamaha
Second Japan Akihiro Kiyohara Kawasaki
Third Italy Franco Uncini Harley-Davidson
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli
Time 2:33.0
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Time 2:45.4
Podium
First Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Second Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli
Third West Germany Anton Mang Morbidelli
Sidecar (B2A)
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland Schmid-Yamaha
Time 2:27.0
Fastest lap
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland Schmid-Yamaha
Time 2:36.3
Podium
First Switzerland Rolf Biland Schmid-Yamaha
Second West Germany Max Venus König
Third United Kingdom George O'Dell Windle-Yamaha

The 1977 German motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 1977 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 8 May 1977 at the Hockenheimring circuit.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 7 United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki 20 45:36.1 1 15
2 3 United States Pat Hennen Suzuki 20 +9.6 3 12
3 2 United States Steve Baker Yamaha 20 +18.2 8 10
4 16 United Kingdom Steve Parrish Suzuki 20 +27.4 7 8
5 6 Switzerland Philippe Coulon Suzuki 20 +27.9 4 6
6 45 Netherlands Wil Hartog Suzuki 20 +48.4 5
7 4 Italy Marco Lucchinelli Suzuki 20 +51.4 4
8 49 West Germany Anton Mang Suzuki 20 +1:10.3 3
9 28 Austria Max Wiener Yamaha 20 +1:13.2 2
10 58 Netherlands Boet van Dulmen Suzuki 20 +1:14.3 1
11 42 New Zealand Stu Avant Suzuki 20 +1:14.6
12 32 Italy Gianfranco Bonera Suzuki 20 +1:38.4 10
13 8 Australia Jack Findlay Suzuki 20 +1:50.0
14 10 United Kingdom Alex George Suzuki 20 +1:55.9
15 5 United Kingdom John Newbold Suzuki 20 +2:43.5
Italy Giacomo Agostini Yamaha 2
Italy Armando Toracca Suzuki 5
France Michel Rougerie Suzuki 6
Italy Virginio Ferrari Suzuki 9
41 starters in total, 31 finishers
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350 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 8 Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 20 48:28.8 15
2 9 Italy Giacomo Agostini Yamaha 20 +15.1 12
3 10 France Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 20 +15.5 10
4 56 South Africa Alan North Yamaha 20 +18.9 1 8
5 51 Switzerland Philippe Bouzanne Yamaha 20 +35.5 6
6 4 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 20 +42.8 6 5
7 1 Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 20 +47.0 4 4
8 54 France Christian Sarron Yamaha 20 +52.9 3
9 17 France Michel Rougerie Yamaha 20 +57.4 5 2
10 46 Finland Pekka Nurmi Yamaha 20 +1:00.7 7 1
11 24 West Germany Helmut Kassner Yamaha 20 +1:10.2
12 7 Switzerland Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha 20 +1:10.5 10
13 27 United Kingdom Ian Richards Yamaha 20 +1:18.1
14 47 United Kingdom John Newbold Yamaha 20 +1:18.6
15 57 Austria Edi Stöllinger Yamaha 20 +1:29.7
Italy Giuseppe Consalvi Yamaha 2
South Africa Jon Ekerold Yamaha 3
Australia John Dodds Yamaha 8
Italy Franco Uncini Harley-Davidson 9
45 starters in total, 30 finishers
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250 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 62 France Christian Sarron Yamaha 19 49:33.0 15
2 54 Japan Akihiro Kiyohara Kawasaki 19 +0.1 1 12
3 69 Italy Franco Uncini Harley-Davidson 19 +45.3 6 10
4 70 Italy Vinicio Salmi Yamaha 19 +1:00.5 8
5 36 Finland Pekka Nurmi Yamaha 19 +1:02.5 6
6 59 South Africa Kork Ballington Yamaha 19 +1:02.7 5
7 5 United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha 19 +1:02.9 4 4
8 51 Venezuela Aldo Nannini Yamaha 19 +1:07.1 8 3
9 71 South Africa Alan North Yamaha 19 +1:27.2 2
10 53 United Kingdom Barry Ditchburn Kawasaki 19 +1:43.5 3 1
11 34 Switzerland Michel Frutschi Yamaha 19 +1:46.8
12 63 Austria Edi Stöllinger Yamaha 19 +1:56.5
13 64 Australia Vic Soussan Yamaha 19 +2:07.5
14 46 West Germany Harald Merkl Yamaha 19 +2:31.5
15 50 West Germany Egid Schwemmer Yamaha 18 +1 lap
Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 2
Switzerland Hans Müller Yamaha 5
Sweden Leif Gustafsson Yamaha 7
West Germany Hans Schweiger Kawasaki 9
Denmark Svend Andersson Yamaha 10
45 starters in total, 27 finishers
[1]

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1 Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli 17 48:41.1 2 15
2 42 Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli 17 +16.6 1 12
3 2 West Germany Anton Mang Morbidelli 17 +51.5 5 10
4 52 Italy Giovanni Ziggliotto Morbidelli 17 +51.8 8
5 4 West Germany Gert Bender Bender 17 +1:22.1 4 6
6 55 Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco 17 +1:22.8 3 5
7 38 Switzerland Hans Müller Morbidelli 17 +1:30.2 7 4
8 32 Switzerland Rolf Blatter Morbidelli 17 +2:02.5 3
9 48 Netherlands Jan Huberts Morbidelli 17 +2:03.4 2
10 35 Finland Matti Kinnunen Morbidelli 17 +2:06.1 1
11 36 Sweden Hans Hallberg Morbidelli 17 +2:09.7
12 6 Switzerland Xaver Tschannen Bender 17 +2:45.6
13 8 West Germany Manfred Kugler Morbidelli 17 +2:47.2
14 29 Austria Ernst Fagerer Morbidelli 17 +2:50.8
15 53 France Patrick Plisson Morbidelli 17 +4:00.0
Austria Harald Bartol Morbidelli 6
Italy Pierluigi Conforti Morbidelli 8
Hungary János Drapál Morbidelli 9
Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Morbidelli 10
46 starters in total, 26 finishers
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50 cc classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 2 West Germany Herbert Rittberger Kreidler 11 35:16.7 4 15
2 45 Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Kreidler 11 +4.3 2 12
3 1 Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco 11 +42.3 1 10
4 8 Austria Hans Hummel Kreidler 11 +1:17.8 8 8
5 10 Italy Aldo Pero Kreidler 11 +1:53.5 6
6 16 West Germany Hagen Klein Kreidler 11 +2:10.2 5
7 52 France Patrick Plisson ABF 11 +2:33.7 9 4
8 48 Netherlands Engelbert Kip Kreidler 11 +2:42.4 3
9 12 West Germany Ingo Emmerich Kreidler 11 +3:01.0 10 2
10 30 France Jacques Hutteau ABF 11 +3:13.1 1
11 54 Spain Ricardo Tormo Bultaco 10 +1 lap 3
12 33 Sweden Lennart Lundgren Kreidler 10 +1 lap
13 35 West Germany Klaus Hilbk Kreidler 10 +1 lap
14 42 France Bruno de Carlo Kreidler 10 +1 lap
15 17 West Germany Kasim Rapczynski Kreidler 10 +1 lap
Switzerland Ulrich Graf Kreidler 5
Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger Kreidler 6
Switzerland Hans Müller Kreidler 7
46 starters in total, 26 finishers
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Sidecar classification[edit]

Pos No. Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 4 Switzerland Rolf Biland United Kingdom Kenny Williams Schmid-Yamaha 18 52:34.5 1 15
2 22 West Germany Max Venus West Germany Norman Bittermann König 18 +28.4 10 12
3 8 United Kingdom George O'Dell United Kingdom Kenny Arthur Windle-Yamaha 18 +43.1 4 10
4 29 Switzerland Bruno Holzer Switzerland Charly Meierhans LCR-Yamaha 18 +58.2 5 8
5 6 West Germany Helmut Schilling West Germany Rainer Gundel Aro 18 +59.7 7 6
6 1 West Germany Rolf Steinhausen West Germany Sepp Huber Busch-König 18 +1:16.8 8 5
7 9 France Alain Michel France Gérard Lecorre Yamaha 18 +1:48.3 2 4
8 5 West Germany Siegfried Schauzu West Germany "Schimanski" Yamaha 18 +1:54.6 3
9 11 West Germany Ted Janssen West Germany Erich Schmitz Colyam 18 +2:06.2 2
10 39 West Germany Kurt Jelonek West Germany Volker Riess König 17 +1 lap 1
Switzerland Hermann Schmid Switzerland Jean-Petit Matille Schmid-Yamaha 3
West Germany Werner Schwärzel West Germany Andreas Huber Aro 6
United Kingdom Dick Greasley United Kingdom Mick Skeels Chell-Yamaha 9
30 starters in total, 15 finishers
[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1977-1978. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 67. ISBN 0-905138-04-X. 


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