1976 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1976 Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix was the second round of the 1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 2 May 1976 at the Salzburgring circuit.

Austria  1976 Austrian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 12 races in the
1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Track map for Salzburgring in Austria.svg
Date2 May 1976
Official nameAustrian Grand Prix/Grosser Preis von Österreich[1]
LocationSalzburgring
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.241 km (2.635 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
Time 1:23.380
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
Time 1:23.930
Podium
First United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
Second Italy Marco Lucchinelli Suzuki
Third United Kingdom Phil Read Suzuki
350 cc
Pole position
Rider Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha
Time 1:26.310
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Time 1:26.660
Podium
First Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha
Second Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Third Australia John Dodds Yamaha
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Time 1:35.570
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Time 1:35.010
Podium
First Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Second Italy Paolo Pileri Morbidelli
Third Italy Otello Buscherini Malanca
Sidecar (B2A)
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Rolf Biland Seymaz-Yamaha
Time 1:34.240
Fastest lap
Rider West Germany Rolf Steinhausen Busch-König
Time 1:35.120
Podium
First West Germany Rolf Steinhausen Busch-König
Second West Germany Werner Schwärzel König
Third West Germany Siegfried Schauzu Aro

500cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 7   Barry Sheene Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki 1:01'21.760 15
2 40   Marco Lucchinelli Gallina Corse Suzuki +13.400 12
3 2   Phil Read Team Life International Suzuki +19.310 10
4 20   Michel Rougerie Suzuki +1'05.060 8
5 47   Stuart Avant Colemans Suzuki +1'13.880 6
6 11   Giacomo Agostini Team API Marlboro MV Agusta +1'15.190 5
7 33   Víctor Palomo Swaep Motor Racing Yamaha +1 lap 4
8 10   Jack Findlay Jack Findlay Racing Suzuki +1 lap 3
9 12   Karl Auer Racing Team NO Yamaha +1 lap 2
10 8   Alex George Hermetite Racing International Yamaha +2 laps 1
11 39   Helmut Kassner Suzuki +2 laps
12 23   Tom Herron Yamaha +2 laps
13 43   Boet van Dulmen Laponder Racing Yamaha +2 laps
14 24   Hans Stadelmann Yamaha +2 laps
15 14   Dieter Braun Suzuki +2 laps
16 28   Max Wiener Racing Team NO Yamaha +2 laps
17 26   Børge Nielsen Yamaha +3 laps
18 18   Olivier Chevallier Yamaha +3 laps
19 31   Michael Schmid Racing Team Albatros Yamaha +3 laps
20 36   Peter Balaz Yamaha +4 laps
21 30   Siegfried Mayr Yamaha +4 laps
22 37   Philippe Chaltin Yamaha +7 laps
Ret 11   Chas Mortimer Takazumi Katayama Sarome Team Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Patrick Pons Team Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Gerard Choukroun Team Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Pentti Korhonen Yamaha Retired
Ret 55   Johnny Cecotto Team Venemotos Yamaha Accident
Ret ??   John Dodds Mitsui Racing Team Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Wil Hartog Riemersma Racing Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Philippe Coulon Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   John Williams Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki Accident
Ret ??   Armando Toracca Gallina Corse Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Pat Hennen Colemans Suzuki Retired
DSQ [N 1] ??   Teuvo Länsivuori Life Racing Team Suzuki Disqualified
WD [N 2] ??   Takazumi Katayama Takazumi Katayama Sarome Team Yamaha Withdrew
DNS ??   Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha Did not start
Sources: [3][4][5]
Footnotes
  1. ^ Länsivuori was disqualified for not stopping his engine during a refuelling stop.[2]
  2. ^ After the race, it was discovered that Katayama used a 350 cc Yamaha instead of the 370 cc Yamaha he had used in practice. Katayama then withdrew from the official results.[2]

350 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1   Johnny Cecotto Yamaha 35 51:18.83 1 15
2 24   Walter Villa Harley Davidson 35 +8.15 2 12
3 22   John Dodds Yamaha 35 +37.31 8 10
4 28   Leif Gustafsson Yamaha 35 +46.61 5 8
5 4   Dieter Braun Morbidelli 35 +51.97 9 6
6 9   Tom Herron Yamaha 35 +56.56 4 5
7 16   Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 30 +56.80 7 4
8 6   Chas Mortimer Yamaha 35 +1:06.67 16 3
9 5   Patrick Pons Yamaha 35 +1:06.98 15 2
10 26   Gianfranco Bonera Harley Davidson 35 +1:13.80 17 1
11 18   Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha 35 +1:16.91 10
12 53   Paolo Tordi Yamaha 35 +1:21.87
13 10   Víctor Palomo Yamaha 35 +1:27.32
14 51   Franco Uncini Yamaha 35 +1:28.65 19
15 55   Jean-François Baldé Yamaha 34 +1 lap 11
16 12   Philippe Coulon Yamaha 34 +1 lap
17 23   Jack Findlay Yamaha 34 +1 lap
18 30   Hans Müller Tschannen 34 +1 lap
19 29   Børge Nielsen Yamaha 34 +1 lap
20 15   Hans Stadelmann Yamaha 34 +1 lap
21 34   Philippe Chaltin Yamaha 34 +1 lap
22 25   Max Wiener Yamaha 33 +2 laps
Ret   Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 3
Ret   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta 6
Ret   Tapio Virtanen MZ 12
Ret   Gérard Choukron Yamaha 13
Ret   Alex George Yamaha 18
Ret   Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 20
36 starters in total
[5]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 2   Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli 30 48:11.98 1 15
2 1   Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 30 +36.69 2 12
3 5   Otello Buscherini Malanca 30 +1:08.04 3 10
4 18   Ángel Nieto Bultaco 29 +1 lap 4 8
5 41   Xaver Tschannen Maico 28 +2 laps 6 6
6 8   Hans Zemsauer Rotax 28 +2 laps 7 5
7 16   Hans Hummel Yamaha 27 +3 laps 11 4
8 10   Hans Müller Yamaha 27 +3 laps 15 3
9 12   Peter Frohnmeyer Nava 27 +3 laps 9 2
10 21   Werner Schmied Rotax 27 +3 laps 14 1
11 17   Ulrich Graf Yamaha 27 +3 laps 17
12 46   Hans Prähauser Yamaha 26 +4 laps
13 32   Peter Szabo MZ 26 +4 laps
14 33   János Reisz Yamaha 25 +5 laps
Ret   Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli 5
Ret   Cees van Dongen Morbidelli 8
Ret   Matti Matikainen Maico 10
Ret   Auno Hakala Yamaha 12
Ret   Hans Hallberg Yamaha 13
Ret   Anton Mang Morbidelli 16
Ret   Heinz Pristavnik Yamaha 18
Ret   Michael Fahrmeier Yamaha 19
Ret   Franz Leitner Yamaha 20
25 starters in total
[5]

Sidecar classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1   Rolf Steinhausen   Sepp Huber Busch-König 30 48:26.29 3 15
2 2   Werner Schwärzel   Andreas Huber König 30 +9.45 2 12
3 19   Siegfried Schauzu   A. Lorentz Aro 30 +1:21.76 5 10
4 7   Hermann Schmid   Jean-Pierre Martial Yamaha 29 +1 lap 6 8
5 32   Gerry Boret   Nick Boret Yamaha 29 +1 lap 6
6 31   Alain Michel   Bernard Garcia Yamaha 29 +1 lap 10 5
7 29   Ted Janssen   Eric Schmitz Heukerott 29 +1 lap 4
8 21   Hanspeter Hubacher   Kurt Huber Yamaha 29 +1 lap 8 3
9 16   Dick Greasley   Cliff Holland Chell Yamaha 29 +1 lap 2
10 9   Amedeo Zini   Andrea Fornaro König 28 +2 laps 1
Ret   Rolf Biland   Ken Williams Seymaz-Yamaha 1
Ret   Helmut Schilling   Rainer Gundel Aro 4
Ret   George O'Dell   Alan Gosling May Yamaha 7
Ret   Hans Prugl   Horst Kussberger König 9
20 starters in total
[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1976 - heden". Archived from the original on 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  2. ^ a b Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1976-1977. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 56. ISBN 0-905138-02-3.
  3. ^ "1976 Austrian MotoGP | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. April 3, 2018.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1976". www.motogp.com.
  5. ^ a b c d Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1976-1977. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 61. ISBN 0-905138-02-3.


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