1976 German motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1976 German motorcycle Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 29 August 1976 at the Nürburgring circuit. The 500cc race was known for being the distinguished Giacomo Agostini's 122nd and final victory in Grand Prix motorcycle competition, a record that still stands today.

West Germany  1976 German Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 12 races in the
1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Nürburgring-1967-Nordschleife.svg
Date29 August 1976
Official nameGrosser Preis von Deutschland[1][2][3]
LocationNürburgring
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 22.835 km (14.189 mi)
500 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Netherlands Marcel Ankoné Suzuki
Time 8:59.900
Podium
First Italy Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta
Second Italy Marco Lucchinelli Suzuki
Third United States Pat Hennen Suzuki
350 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha
Time 8:57.300
Podium
First Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Second Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha
Third Italy Gianfranco Bonera Harley-Davidson
250 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Time 9:03.200
Podium
First Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Second South Africa Kork Ballington Yamaha
Third South Africa Jon Ekerold Yamaha
125 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider West Germany Anton Mang Morbidelli
Time 10:12.200
Podium
First West Germany Anton Mang Morbidelli
Second West Germany Walter Koschine Maico
Third Belgium Julien van Zeebroeck Morbidelli
50 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
Time 10:26.900
Podium
First Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
Second West Germany Herbert Rittberger Kreidler
Third Switzerland Ulrich Graf Kreidler
Sidecar (B2A)
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Template:Country data WBRD Werner Schwärzel König
Time 11:02.100
Podium
First West Germany Werner Schwärzel König
Second West Germany Rolf Steinhausen Busch-König
Third United Kingdom George O'Dell Yamaha

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 1   Giacomo Agostini Team API Marlboro MV Agusta 1:06'21.400 15
2 32   Marco Lucchinelli Gallina Corse Suzuki +52.100 12
3 66   Pat Hennen Colemans Suzuki +1'09.300 10
4 8   John Newbold Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +1'12.300 8
5 28   Marcel Ankoné Nimag Suzuki Suzuki +1'20.800 6
6 29   Boet van Dulmen Laponder Racing Suzuki +2'41.600 5
7 70   Alan North Suzuki +2'56.600 4
8 34   Christian Bourgeois Yamaha +2'56.800 3
9 11   Chas Mortimer Suzuki +4'14.200 2
10 59   Egid Schwemmer Nava +4'18.100 1
11 69   Peter Baláz Yamaha +4'35.600
12 27   Max Wiener Racing Team NO Yamaha +4'48.000
13 25   John Cowie Yamaha +5'10.500
14 17   Hans Braumandl MSC Rottenberg Suzuki +7'54.000
15 53   Franz Rau Yamaha +7'58.500
16 52   Walter Hoffmann Suzuki +8'45.600
17 68   Michael Schmid Racing Team Albatros Yamaha +9'46.000
18 37   Alan Rogers Yamaha +9'51.400
19 30   Jan van Disseldorp Yamaha +10'51.500
20 48   Charles Dobson Yamaha +10'51.700
21 ??   Jürgen Zeddel Yamaha +11'31.500
22 19   Lars Johansson Yamaha +11'35.400
23 ??   Adolf Schneider Yamaha +11'36.900
24 ??   Hans-Otto Butenuth Yamaha +1 lap
Ret 6   Jack Findlay Jack Findlay Racing Suzuki Retired
Ret 12   Karl Auer Racing Team NO Yamaha Retired
Ret 14   Dieter Braun Suzuki Accident
Ret ??   Dick Alblas König Retired
Ret ??   Michel Renson Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Hans Stadelmann Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Børge Nielsen Yamaha Retired
Ret 28   Virginio Ferrari Gallina Corse Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Jean-Philippe Orban Yamaha Accident
Ret ??   Victor Soussan Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Gerhard Vogt Yamaha Accident
Ret ??   Franz Heller Suzuki Accident
Ret ??   Teuvo Länsivuori Life Racing Team Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Johannes Klement Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Ulrich Eickmeyer König Retired
Ret ??   Hans-Gunter Schöne Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Louis With Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Peter Schrötges Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Horst Lotz Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Arndt Hährle Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Norbert Schüller König Retired
Ret ??   Ron Robinson Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Horst Lahfeld König Retired
Ret 44   Helmut Kassner Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Volker Begert König Retired
Ret ??   Erich Brandstetter Yamaha Accident
Ret 6   Alex George Hermetite Racing International Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Philippe Coulon Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Bernd Tüngethal Yamaha Retired
DNS 55   Johnny Cecotto Team Venemotos Yamaha Did not start
DNS ??   Horst Pleyer Yamaha Did not start
Ret ??   Kees van der Kruijs Yamaha Did not start
Sources: [4][5][6]

350 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 42   Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 7 1:04:03.9 15
2 1   Johnny Cecotto Yamaha 7 +9.6 12
3 41   Gianfranco Bonera Harley-Davidson 7 +13.4 10
4 32   Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 7 +21.6 8
5 18   Alan North Yamaha 7 +21.9 6
6 11   Víctor Palomo Yamaha 7 +22.3 5
7 5   Christian Sarron Yamaha 7 +28.9 4
8 4   Dieter Braun Morbidelli 7 +31.6 3
9 68   Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha 7 +49.9 2
10 43   Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 7 +1:03.9 1
11 45   Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 7 +1:44.5
12 17   Kork Ballington Yamaha 7 +2:09.5
13 63   Anton Mang Yamaha 7 +2:20.7
14 49   Jon Ekerold Yamaha 7 +2:42.7
15 26   John Cowie Yamaha 7 +2:52.8
16 20   Max Wiener Yamaha 7 +3:29.3
17 12   Alex George Yamaha 7 +3:30.2
18 52   Jaime Samaranch Yamaha 7 +3:53.8
19 53   Horst Pleyer Yamaha 7 +4:58.1
20 39   Bo Granath Yamaha 7 +5:20.0
54 starters in total, 29 finishers
[6]

250 cc classificationEdit

 
Walter Villa, the eventual winner of the 250 cc race.
Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 1   Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 6 55:34.8 15
2 25   Kork Ballington Yamaha 6 +1:08.3 12
3 47   Jon Ekerold Yamaha 6 +1:09.4 10
4 8   Dieter Braun Yamaha 6 +1:10.5 8
5 9   Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha 6 +1:10.8 6
6 37   Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 6 +1:21.1 5
7 29   Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 6 +1:33.9 4
8 11   Víctor Palomo Yamaha 6 +1:49.8 3
9 44   Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 6 +1:55.2 2
10 6   Chas Mortimer Yamaha 6 +2:08.8 1
11 66   Bernd Tügenthal Yamaha 6 +2:09.0
12 73   Gilbert Lavelle Yamaha 6 +2:10.9
13 23   Franz Kunz Yamaha 6 +2:16.7
14 13   Tom Herron Yamaha 6 +3:01.2
15 45   Henk van Kessel Yamaha 6 +3:02.8
16 4   Leif Gustafsson Yamaha 6 +3:43.3
17 52   John Dodds Yamaha 6 +3:43.5
18 33   Bo Granath Yamaha 6 +3:54.1
19 12   Harald Bartol Yamaha 6 +4:16.1
20 34   Ken Nemoto Yamaha 6 +4:19.7
55 starters in total, 33 finishers
[6]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 52   Anton Mang Morbidelli 5 52:43.4 15
2 55   Walter Koschine Maico 5 +1:39.9 12
3 42   Julien van Zeebroeck Morbidelli 5 +1:44.7 10
4 49   Horst Seel Eigenbau 5 +1:48.7 8
5 23   Lennart Lundgren Yamaha 5 +2:28.2 6
6 41   Jean-Louis Guignabodet Morbidelli 5 +2:31.9 5
7 12   Hans Müller Yamaha 5 +2:37.6 4
8 8   Harald Bartol Morbidelli 5 +3:29.0 4
9 30   Enrico Cereda Morbidelli 5 +3:45.5 4
10 33   Hans Hallberg Yamaha 5 +4:16.0 1
11 27   Werner Schmied Rotax 5 +4:17.7
12 16   Ernst Stammbach Yamaha 5 +4:29.0
13 31   Pentti Salonen Yamaha 5 +5:08.5
14 56   Wolfgang Rubel Maico 5 +5:17.5
15 58   Rolf Minhoff Maico 5 +5:51.9
16 53   Bernhard Otto Maico 5 +6:19.2
17 46   Benjamin Laurent Morbidelli 5 +7:06.4
18 63   Hans Knemeyer Maico 5 +8:39.3
19 67   Zbynek Havrda Maico 4 +1 lap
28 starters in total, 19 finishers
[6]

50 cc classificationEdit

 
Czech rider Bedrich Fendrich.
Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 1   Ángel Nieto Bultaco 3 31:42.4 15
2 5   Herbert Rittberger Kreidler 3 +14.0 12
3 14   Ulrich Graf Kreidler 3 +51.3 10
4 9   Hans Hummel Kreidler 3 +1:31.7 8
5 34   Rolf Blatter Kreidler 3 +1:32.3 6
6 3   Julien van Zeebroeck Kreidler 3 +1:32.9 5
7 48   Wolfgang Müller Kreidler 3 +1:50.7 4
8 46   Bruno Stopp Kreidler 3 +2:04.9 3
9 4   Rudolf Kunz Kreidler 3 +2:14.6 2
10 27   Ermanno Giuliano LGM 3 +2:53.3 1
11 40   Günter Schirnhofer Kreidler 3 +3:05.0
12 36   Wolfgang Golembeck Kreidler 3 +3:05.2
13 44   Hagen Klein Kreidler 3 +3:32.0
14 35   Benjamin Laurent Kreidler 3 +3:35.8
15 13   Aldo Pero Kreidler 3 +3:36.2
16 25   Jacques Hutteau Morbidelli 3 +3:55.6
17 43   Waller Däuwel Kreidler 3 +3:57.7
18 51   Roland Schuster Kreidler 3 +3:58.0
19 11   Theo Timmer Kreidler 3 +3:58.3
20 23   Engelbert Kip Kreidler 3 +4:21.8
42 starters in total, 30 finishers
[6]

Sidecar classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 2   Werner Schwärzel   Andreas Huber König 5 55:53.3 15
2 1   Rolf Steinhausen   Sepp Huber Busch-König 5 +1:54.8 12
3 12   George O'Dell   Kenny Arthur Yamaha 5 +2:26.7 10
4 3   Rolf Biland   Ken Williams Yamaha 5 +2:58.3 8
5 20   Bruno Holzer   Charly Meierhans Yamaha 5 +3:28.7 6
6 36   Hermann Huber   Hans Seib König 5 +3:34.7 5
7 21   Ernst Trachsel   Benedikt Stahli Yamaha 5 +3:53.6 4
8 34   Walter Ohrmann   Bernd Grube Yamaha 5 +3:58.4 3
9 30   Siegfried Schauzu   Wolfgang Kalauch Aro 5 +4:58.2 2
10 43   Kurt Jelonek   Volker Riess König 5 +5:00.5 1
11 31   Max Venus   Norbert Bittermann König 5 +5:00.9
12 18   Tony Wakefield   Keith Brown British Magnum 5 +5:03.1
13 14   Heinz Luthringhauser   Lorenzo Puzo BMW 5 +5:04.6
14 40   Rudolf Reinhard   Karin Sterzenbach Yamaha 5 +5:11.8
15 7   Hermann Schmid   Jean-Pierre Martial Yamaha 5 +5:31.5
40 starters in total, 27 finishers
[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1976 - heden". Archived from the original on 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  2. ^ "1976 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ "Nürburgring | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  4. ^ "1976 German MotoGP | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. April 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "motogp.com · WEST GERMANY GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1976". www.motogp.com.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1976-1977. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 127. ISBN 0-905138-02-3.


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