Dieter Braun

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Dieter Braun
Dieter Braun 1975.jpg
Dieter Braun in 1975
NationalityGerman
Born (1943-02-02) 2 February 1943 (age 76)
Ulm, Germany
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years19681977
First race1968 125cc West German Grand Prix
Last race1976 350cc German Grand Prix
First win1969 125cc Yugoslavian Grand Prix
Last win1976 250cc Yugoslavian Grand Prix
Team(s)Suzuki, Yamaha
Championships125cc – 1970
250cc – 1973
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
112 14 49 0 9 904

Dieter Braun (born 2 February 1943, Ulm) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Germany. He won the 1970 FIM 125cc World Championship for Suzuki. In 1973, he rode a Yamaha TZ250 to the 250cc FIM world championship.[1]

Braun's victory at the 1970 Isle of Man TT was notable because he was one of only seven riders to have won an Isle of Man TT race in their first attempt.[2] Due to the circuit's 37.7 mile length, it usually takes competitors two or three attempts before they learn its nuances. He is also known for an incident that occurred immediately after he won the 1971 East German Grand Prix. As the West German national anthem was being played during the winner's ceremony, the East German crowd began singing the words to the anthem. The East German government reacted by making the following year's East German Grand Prix an invitation only race, and in 1973, the race was stricken from the Grand Prix calendar.[3]

Braun's career ended after a serious accident at the 1977 350cc Austrian Grand Prix at the Salzburgring.[4]

Grand Prix motorcycle racing results[edit]

Points system from 1950 to 1968:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 8 6 4 3 2 1

Points system from 1969 onwards:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points Rank Wins
1968 125cc MZ GER
4
ESP
-
IOM
-
NED
5
DDR
-
CZE
4
FIN
-
ULS
5
NAT
6
11 7th 0
1969 125cc Suzuki ESP
-
GER
2
FRA
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
2
DDR
-
CZE
2
FIN
4
NAT
-
YUG
1
59 2nd 1
250cc MZ ESP
7
GER
-
FRA
-
IOM
-
NED
6
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
6
FIN
5
ULS
-
NAT
-
YUG
-
20 10th 0
1970 125cc Suzuki GER
-
FRA
1
YUG
1
IOM
1
NED
1
BEL
-
DDR
2
CZE
2
FIN
-
NAT
-
ESP
4
84 1st 4
250cc MZ GER
-
FRA
-
YUG
-
IOM
NC
NED
4
BEL
-
DDR
-
CZE
8
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
4
ESP
-
19 14th 0
350cc MZ GER
-
YUG
-
IOM
NC
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
5
FIN
-
ULS
-
NAT
6
ESP
5
17 11th 0
1971 125cc Suzuki AUT
4
54 4th 0
Maico GER
-
IOM
-
NED
4
BEL
3
DDR
4
CZE
-
SWE
4
FIN
2
NAT
-
ESP
-
250cc Yamaha AUT
-
GER
-
IOM
-
NED
3
BEL
3
DDR
1
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
3
ULS
3
NAT
-
ESP
-
58 5th 1
350cc Yamaha AUT
-
GER
-
IOM
-
NED
-
DDR
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ULS
2
NAT
-
ESP
-
12 16th 0
1972 125cc Maico GER
-
FRA
-
AUT
7
NAT
-
IOM
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
6
DDR
-
CZE
5
SWE
-
FIN
3
ESP
-
25 8th 0
250cc Maico GER
2
FRA
9
AUT
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
YUG
-
NED
-
BEL
4
DDR
-
CZE
-
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
22 12th 0
350cc Yamaha GER
-
FRA
6
AUT
-
NAT
8
IOM
-
YUG
2
NED
4
DDR
3
CZE
3
SWE
9
FIN
-
ESP
-
54 4th 0
1973 250cc Yamaha FRA
-
AUT
-
GER
4
IOM
-
YUG
1
NED
1
BEL
-
CZE
1
SWE
1
FIN
2
ESP
-
80 1st 4
350cc Yamaha FRA
-
AUT
6
GER
-
NAT
7
IOM
-
YUG
2
NED
5
CZE
5
SWE
-
FIN
-
ESP
-
33 8th 0
1974 250cc Yamaha GER
-
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
2
SWE
5
FIN
3
CZE
3
YUG
3
ESP
3
58 2nd 0
350cc Yamaha FRA
-
GER
-
AUT
3
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
2
SWE
4
FIN
3
YUG
3
ESP
2
62 2nd 0
500cc Yamaha FRA
-
GER
-
AUT
5
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
3
SWE
-
FIN
-
CZE
5
22 7th 0
1975 125cc Morbidelli FRA
-
ESP
-
AUT
-
GER
-
NAT
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
-
CZE
-
YUG
1
15 11th 1
250cc Yamaha FRA
-
ESP
-
GER
8
NAT
4
IOM
-
NED
3
BEL
8
SWE
6
FIN
4
CZE
3
YUG
1
56 3rd 1
350cc Yamaha FRA
-
ESP
5
AUT
-
GER
2
NAT
4
IOM
-
NED
1
BEL
-
SWE
-
FIN
5
CZE
-
YUG
-
47 4th 1
500cc Yamaha FRA
-
ESP
-
AUT
6
GER
6
NAT
-
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
-
SWE
5
FIN
-
CZE
-
YUG
-
16 13th 0
1976 250cc Yamaha FRA
-
NAT
-
YUG
1
IOM
-
NED
9
BEL
7
SWE
2
FIN
6
CZE
7
GER
4
ESP
-
42 6th 1
350cc Morbidelli FRA
-
AUT
5
NAT
-
YUG
-
IOM
-
NED
9
FIN
2
CZE
-
GER
8
ESP
-
23 11th 0
500cc Suzuki FRA
8
AUT
15
NAT
9
IOM
-
NED
-
BEL
6
SWE
-
FIN
6
CZE
-
GER
-
15 17th 0

Literature[edit]

  • Nöbel, Hendrik (2009), Dieter Braun : Weltmeister und Publikumsliebling (in German), Chemnitz: HB-Werbung und Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, ISBN 978-3-00-028612-4
  • Rönicke, Frank: Deutsche Motorrad-Welt- und Europameister - von Schorsch Meier bis Stefan Bradl. 1. Auflage, Motorbuch-Verlag, Stuttgart 2012, ISBN 978-3-613-03410-5, p. 136–141

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Braun career statistics at. Motogp.com. Retrieved on 25 December 2013.
  2. ^ Procter, Guy (2015), "Bitesize", Classic Bike, Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, ISSN 0142-890X
  3. ^ 50 Years Of Moto Grand Prix (1st edition). Hazelton Publishing Ltd, 1999. ISBN 1-874557-83-7
  4. ^ Yamaha Classic Racing Team commit to TT Centenary celebrations. Isle of Man TT.com News (20 March 2007). Retrieved on 25 December 2013.
Preceded by
Dave Simmonds
125cc Motorcycle World Champion
1970
Succeeded by
Angel Nieto
Preceded by
Jarno Saarinen
250cc Motorcycle World Champion
1973
Succeeded by
Walter Villa