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The 1976 Isle of Man TT was the fifth round of the 1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place between 7 June and 12 June 1976 at the Snaefell Mountain Course. 1976 marked the end of an era as it would be the last time the Isle of Man TT would appear on the Grand Prix calendar.[1] Once the most prestigious race of the year, the event had been increasingly boycotted by the top riders, and finally succumbed to pressure for increased safety in racing events.[1] The Grand Prix was moved to England in 1977 with the British Grand Prix being held at the Silverstone Circuit.

Isle of Man  1976 Isle of Man TT
Race details
Race 5 of 12 races in the
1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Isle of Man TT Course (OpenStreetMap).svg
Date7–12 June 1976
Official nameIsle of Man Tourist Trophy
LocationSnaefell Mountain Course
Course
  • Public roads
  • 60.72 km (37.73 mi)
500 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom John Williams Suzuki
Time 20:09.8
Podium
First United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha
Second United Kingdom Ian Richards Yamaha
Third United Kingdom Billy Guthrie Yamaha
350 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Tony Rutter Yamaha
Time 20:49.6
Podium
First United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha
Second United Kingdom Tony Rutter Yamaha
Third United Kingdom Billy Guthrie Yamaha
250 cc
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha
Time 21:27.8
Podium
First United Kingdom Tom Herron Yamaha
Second Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha
Third United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Yamaha
Sidecar (B2A)
Rider
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Siegfried Schauzu Aro
Time 23:13.0
Podium
First Germany Rolf Steinhausen Busch König
Second United Kingdom Dick Greasley Chell Yamaha
Third United Kingdom Mac Hobson Ham Yamaha

Contents

Senior TT (500 cc) classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 15   Tom Herron Yamaha 6 2:09:10.0 15
2 25   Ian Richards Yamaha 6 +3.4 12
3 4   Billy Guthrie Yamaha 6 +23.0 10
4 17   Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 6 +28.2 8
5 23   Roger Nicholls Yamaha 6 +1:05.6 6
6 26   Jon Ekerold Yamaha 6 +2:02.4 5
7 2   John Williams Suzuki 6 +2:26.8 4
8 41   Gordon Pantall Yamaha 6 +2:46.8 3
9 22   John Weeden Yamaha 6 +3:45.2 2
10 30   Bill Smith Yamaha 6 +4:19.6 1
74 starters in total, 36 finishers
[2]

Junior TT (350 cc) classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 5   Chas Mortimer Yamaha 5 1:46:00.2 15
2 6   Tony Rutter Yamaha 5 +6.8 12
3 14   Billy Guthrie Yamaha 5 +3:01.6 10
4 10   Martin Sharpe Yamaha 5 +3:02.0 8
5 28   John Weeden Yamaha 5 +3:08.4 6
6 3   Derek Chatterton Yamaha 5 +3:56.4 5
7 16   Neil Tuxworth Yamaha 5 +4:05.4 4
8 2   Jack Findlay Yamaha 5 +4:28.4 3
9 12   Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 5 +4:38.6 2
10 56   Sam McClements Yamaha 5 +5:36.4 1
76 starters in total, 44 finishers
[2]

Lightweight TT (250 cc) classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 4   Tom Herron Yamaha 4 1:27:26.8 15
2 6   Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 4 +25.4 12
3 1   Chas Mortimer Yamaha 4 +1:16.4 10
4 2   Tony Rutter Yamaha 4 +2:06.4 8
5 7   Eddie Roberts Yamaha 4 +2:59.0 6
6 3   Alex George Yamaha 4 +3:20.4 5
7 8   John Weeden Yamaha 4 +3:21.6 4
8 20   Ian Richards Yamaha 4 +4:15.6 3
9 32   Denis Casement Yamaha 4 +4:57.2 2
10 10   Neil Tuxworth Yamaha 4 +4:59.2 1
55 starters in total, 44 finishers
[2]

500 cc Sidecar TT classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Points
1 1   Rolf Steinhausen   Sepp Huber Busch-König 3 1:10:26.0 15
2 10   Dick Greasley   Cliff Holland Chell Yamaha 3 +33.8 12
3 8   Mac Hobson   Mick Burns Ham Yamaha 3 +43.6 10
4 9   Siegfried Schauzu   Wolfgang Kalauch Aro 3 +2:55.6 8
5 24   Jeff Gawley   Ken Birch Yamaha 3 +3:13.8 6
6 28   Graham Milton   John Brushwood British Magnum 3 +4:50.4 5
7 3   Helmut Schilling   Rainer Gundel Aro 3 +4:52.8 4
8 26   Alex Campbell   Russell Campbell Yamaha 3 +5:22.6 3
9 37   Walter Ohrmann   Bernd Grube Yamaha 3 +5:23.0 5
10 34   Tony Wakefield   Colin Newbold British Magnum 3 +5:26.6 1
64 starters in total, 36 finishers
[2]

Non-championship racesEdit

1000 cc Sidecar TTEdit

Pos No. Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time
1 1   Mac Hobson   Mick Burns Ham Yamaha 3 1:09:27.8
2 2   Siegfried Schauzu   Wolfgang Kalauch BMW 3 +44.6
3 3   Dick Greasley   Cliff Holland Chell Yamaha 3 +1:22.8
4 5   Rolf Steinhausen   Sepp Huber Busch-König 3 +1:33.0
5 18   Otto Haller   Erich Hasselbeck BMW 3 +5:15.6
6 36   Alex Campbell   Russell Campbell Yamaha 3 +5:43.6
7 37   Bill Hodgkins   John Parkins Yamaha 3 +8:06.8
8 55   Gordon Fox   Hugh Sanderson Yamaha 3 +8:31.2
9 10   Gustav Pape   Franz Kallenberg König 3 +8:41.8
10 35   Nigel Rollason   Michael Coomber Devimead BSA 3 +9:10.8
65 starters in total, 29 finishers
Fastest lap : 22:38.8 (Hobson/Burns)
[2]

1000 cc Open Classic TTEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time
1 1   John Williams Suzuki 6 2:05:33.0
2 11   Alex George Yamaha 6 +1:24.8
3 8   Tony Rutter Yamaha 6 +2:46.6
4 14   Charlie Williams Yamaha 6 +3:09.4
5 16   Tom Herron Yamaha 6 +4:09.2
6 19   Eddie Roberts Yamaha 6 +4:22.4
7 23   Ian Richards Yamaha 6 +4:45.0
8 25   Bill Smith Yamaha 6 +7:15.4
9 34   Gordon Pantall Yamaha 6 +7:24.8
10 36   Gerry Mateer Yamaha 6 +7:41.4
61 starters in total, 34 finishers
Fastest lap : 20:32.4 (John Williams)
[2]

Production TTEdit

Pos No. Riders Manufacturer Laps Time
1 32   Bill Simpson   Chas Mortimer Yamaha 10 4:05:09.8
2 39   Tony Rutter   Dave Hughes Suzuki 10 +1:28.0
3 24   Frank Rutter   Mick Poxon Honda 10 +3:05.6
4 34   John Kidson   Bill Henderson Honda 10 +3:38.4
5 59   Helmut Dähne   Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW 10 +3:41.0
6 37   Keith Martin   John Riley Yamaha 10 +5:45.6
7 2   Nigel Rollason   Les Trotter Suzuki 10 +6:28.4
8 50   Doug Randall   John Lavender Yamaha 10 +6:40.0
9 45   Dick Hunter   Mal Kirwan Suzuki 10 +6:41.0
10 21   Keith Trubshaw   Jack Higham Honda 10 +7:02.4
75 starters in total, 41 finishers
Fastest lap : 21:57.0 (Steve Tonkin/Roger Nicholls)
[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Noyes, Dennis; Scott, Michael (1999), Motocourse: 50 Years Of Moto Grand Prix, Hazleton Publishing Ltd, ISBN 1-874557-83-7
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1976-1977. Hazleton Securities Ltd. pp. 84–85. ISBN 0-905138-02-3.


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1976 Dutch TT
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1975 Isle of Man TT
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1977 British Grand Prix
Silverstone

NOTE: The Isle of Man TT was removed from the international calendar and replaced by a proper British motorcycle Grand Prix.