1976 Belgian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1976 Belgian motorcycle Grand Prix was the seventh round of the 1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 4 July 1976 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

Belgium  1976 Belgian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 12 races in the
1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date4 July 1976
Official nameGrand Prix Belgique/Grote Prijs Belgie[1][2][3]
LocationCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 14.10 km (8.76 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
Time 3:52.700
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom John Williams Suzuki
Time 3:52.600
Podium
First United Kingdom John Williams Suzuki
Second United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
Third Netherlands Marcel Ankoné Suzuki
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Time 4:05.400
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Time 4:06.900
Podium
First Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Second Italy Paolo Pileri Morbidelli
Third Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
Time 4:25.700
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Time 4:22.700
Podium
First Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
Second Italy Paolo Pileri Morbidelli
Third Netherlands Gert Bender Bender
50 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
Time 5:07.400
Fastest lap
Rider West Germany Herbert Rittberger Kreidler
Time 5:08.300
Podium
First West Germany Herbert Rittberger Kreidler
Second Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
Third Switzerland Ulrich Graf Kreidler
Sidecar (B2A)
Pole position
Rider West Germany Siegfried Schauzu Aro
Time 4:11.900
Fastest lap
Rider West Germany Helmut Schilling Aro
Time 4:22.900
Podium
First West Germany Rolf Steinhausen Busch König
Second West Germany Werner Schwärzel König
Third West Germany Helmut Schilling Aro

500cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 5   John Williams Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki 39'22.800 15
2 7   Barry Sheene Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +7.400 12
3 28   Marcel Ankoné Nimag Suzuki Suzuki +17.000 10
4 20   Michel Rougerie Suzuki +28.600 8
5 4   Teuvo Länsivuori Life Racing Team Suzuki +38.600 6
6 14   Dieter Braun Suzuki +41.100 5
7 11   Chas Mortimer Suzuki +56.500 4
8 40   Pat Hennen Colemans Suzuki +57.700 3
9 8   John Newbold Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +59.900 2
10 44   Helmut Kassner Suzuki +1'03.900 1
11 6   Alex George Hermetite Racing International Yamaha
12 19   Tom Herron Suzuki
13 27   Boet van Dulmen Laponder Racing Suzuki
14 36   Jean-Pierre Orban Yamaha
15 29   Philippe Chaltin Yamaha
16 15   Kees van der Kruys Yamaha
17 3   Etienne Geeraerd Yamaha
Ret 11   Giacomo Agostini Team API Marlboro Suzuki Retired
Ret 6   Jack Findlay Jack Findlay Racing Suzuki Retired
Ret 12   Karl Auer Racing Team NO Yamaha Retired
4 17   Takazumi Katayama Takazumi Katayama Sarome Team Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Nico Cereghini Life Racing Team Suzuki Retired
WD 2   Phil Read Team Life International Suzuki Withdrawn
Ret ??   Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha Retired
Ret 33   Víctor Palomo Swaep Motor Racing Yamaha Retired
Ret 18   Olivier Chevallier Yamaha Retired
Ret 36   Alain Nies Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Philippe Coulon Suzuki Retired
Ret 13   Bernard Fau Yamaha Retired
DNS ??   Patrick Pons Team Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha Did not start
DNS 47   Stuart Avant Colemans Suzuki Did not start
Sources: [4][5][6]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 8   Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 11 45:51.9 1 15
2 20   Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 11 +48.6 5 12
3 7   Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 11 +57.3 3 10
4 37   John Dodds Yamaha 11 +57.5 8 8
5 6   Gianfranco Bonera Harley-Davidson 11 +57.9 7 6
6 17   Víctor Palomo Yamaha 11 +58.3 6 5
7 5   Dieter Braun Yamaha 11 +58.9 4
8 35   Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 11 +1:08.4 9 3
9 24   Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 11 +1:21.0 14 2
10 9   Tom Herron Yamaha 11 +1:21.2 1
11 47   Victor Soussan Yamaha
12 33   Henk van Kessel Yamaha 11
13 45   Philippe Bouzanne Yamaha
14 27   Boet van Dulmen Yamaha 12
15 22   M. Arias Yamaha
16 16   Jean-François Baldé Yamaha
17 32   Ken Nemoto Yamaha
18 34   Franco Uncini Yamaha
19 39   R. Hubin Yamaha 10
Ret   Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha 2
Ret   Leif Gustafsson Yamaha 4
Ret   Pekka Nurmi Yamaha 13
Ret   Mati Reinup MZ 15
[6]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 26   Ángel Nieto Bultaco 10 44:47.1 1 15
2 3   Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 10 +4.8 3 12
3 6   Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli 10 +56.7 8 10
4 28   Gert Bender Bender 10 +1:07.0 5 8
5 2   Harald Bartol Morbidelli 10 +1:17.9 7 6
6 24   Patrick Plisson Morbidelli 10 +2:35.6 4 5
7 7   Stefan Dörflinger Morbidelli 10 +2:36.5 13 4
8 33   Julien van Zeebroeck Morbidelli 10 +2:46.1 12 3
9 1   Leif Gustafsson Yamaha 10 +3:15.1 2
10 16   Cees van Dongen Morbidelli 10 +3:33.2 14 1
11 29   Horst Seel Seel EB 15
12 15   Hans Müller Yamaha
13 42   Anton Mang Morbidelli 6
14 36   Piet van Niel Yamaha
Ret   Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli 2
Ret   Henk van Kessel AGV Condor 9
Ret   Claudio Lusuardi Malamaz 10
Ret   Jean-Louis Guignabodet Morbidelli 11
[6]

50 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 14   Herbert Rittberger Kreidler 6 31:20.7 2 15
2 10   Ángel Nieto Bultaco 6 +20.1 1 12
3 7   Ulrich Graf Kreidler 6 +37.7 3 12
4 15   Eugenio Lazzarini UFO 6 +1:07.6 6 8
5 18   Benjamin Laurent ABF 6 +1:09.8 6
6 40   Engelbert Kip Kreidler 9 5
7 12   Rudolf Kunz Kreidler 7 4
8 16   Cees van Dongen Kreidler 11 3
9 3   Hans Hummel Kreidler 5 2
10 1   Stefan Dörflinger Kreidler 8 1
11 30   Ramon Gali Derbi
12 37   R. Dumont Kreidler
13 19   Ingo Emmerich Kreidler
14 29   Rolf Blatter Kreidler
15 21   W. Golembeck Kreidler
16 26   Guido de Lys Kreidler
17 27   Jaap Bosman Kreidler
18 5   Theo Timmer Kreidler
19 39   G. Muyters Kreidler
Ret   Pierre Audry ABF 4
Ret   Joaquin Gali Derbi 10
Ret   C. Dumont Kreidler 12
[6]

Sidecar classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1   Rolf Steinhausen   Sepp Huber Busch-König 9 39:56.5 2 15
2 2   Werner Schwärzel   Andreas Huber König 9 +0.3 3 12
3 11   Helmut Schilling   Rainer Gundel Aro 9 +2.7 4 10
4 28   Siegfried Schauzu   Wolfgang Kalauch Aro 9 +38.9 1 8
5 22   Rudi Kurth   Dane Rowe Yamaha 9 +1:24.3 '6
6 12   George O'Dell   Kenny Arthur Yamaha 9 +1:53.9 '5
7 10   Otto Haller   Erich Haselbeck BMW 9 +1:58.8 4
8 21   Ted Janssen   Erich Schmitz Yamaha 9 +2:17.7 3
9 5   Mac Hobson   John Inchcliff Yamaha 9 +2:26.8 2
10 19   Alain Michel   Bernard Garcia Yamaha 9 +2:44.9 1
11 16   Dick Greasley   Cliff Holland Chell Yamaha 9
12 30   Bruno Holzer   Charly Meierhans Chell Yamaha 9
13 15   Heinz Luthringshauser   Lorenzo Puzo BMW 9
14 17   Heinz Thevissen   Juppi Esch HTS 9
15 24   Mark Alexandre   Paul Gerard König 9
16 7   Hermann Schmid   Jean-Pierre Martial Yamaha 8 +1 lap
Ret   Rolf Biland   Ken Williams Yamaha 6
Ret   Walter Ohrmann   Bernd Grube Yamaha 7
Ret   Gustav Pape   Franz Kallenberg König 8
Ret   Martin Kooy   Rob Vader König 9
Ret   Amedeo Zini   Andrea Fornaro König 10
[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1976 - heden". Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ "1976 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Spa-Francorchamps | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  4. ^ "1976 Belgian MotoGP | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. April 3, 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · BELGIUM GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1976". Motogp.com. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1976-1977. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 99. ISBN 0-905138-02-3.


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