1976 Nations motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1976 Nations motorcycle Grand Prix was the third round of the 1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 16 May 1976 at the Mugello circuit. Otello Buscherini suffered a fatal accident on lap 6 of the 250cc race and was killed.

Italy  1976 Nations Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 12 races in the
1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Mugello Racing Circuit track map.svg
Date16 May 1976
Official nameGran Premio delle Nazioni[1]
LocationAutodromo Internazionale del Mugello
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.245 km (3.259 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Giacomo Agostini Suzuki
Time 2:08.080
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Barry Sheene
United Kingdom Phil Read
Suzuki
Suzuki
Time 2:07.600
Podium
First United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
Second United Kingdom Phil Read Suzuki
Third Italy Virginio Ferrari Suzuki
350 cc
Pole position
Rider Australia John Dodds Yamaha
Time 2:10.670
Fastest lap
Rider Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha
Time 2:10.600
Podium
First Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Yamaha
Second Italy Franco Uncini Yamaha
Third Australia John Dodds Yamaha
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Time 2:12.200
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Time 2:11.800
Podium
First Italy Walter Villa Harley-Davidson
Second Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha
Third Finland Pentti Korhonen Yamaha
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Time 2:18.640
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Otello Buscherini Malanca
Time 2:18.300
Podium
First Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Second Italy Paolo Pileri Morbidelli
Third Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
50 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
Time 2:34.730
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
Time 2:32.200
Podium
First Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
Second Italy Eugenio Lazzarini UFO
Third West Germany Rudolf Kunz Kreidler

500cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 7   Barry Sheene Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki 1:02'35.500 15
2 2   Phil Read Team Life International Suzuki +0.100 12
3 28   Virginio Ferrari Gallina Corse Suzuki +53.000 10
4 4   Teuvo Länsivuori Life Racing Team Suzuki +53.500 8
5 54   Pat Hennen Colemans Suzuki +1'39.300 6
6 27   Marcel Ankoné Nimag Suzuki Suzuki +1'45.300 5
7 32   Stuart Avant Colemans Suzuki +1'50.700 4
8 40   Philippe Coulon Suzuki +1 lap 3
9 30   Dieter Braun Suzuki +1 lap 2
10 41   Børge Nielsen Yamaha +1 laps 1
11 57   Max Wiener Racing Team NO Yamaha +2 laps
Ret 11   Giacomo Agostini Team API Marlboro Suzuki Retired
Ret 10   Jack Findlay Jack Findlay Racing Suzuki Accident
Ret 12   Karl Auer Racing Team NO Yamaha Retired
Ret 20   Michel Rougerie Suzuki Accident
Ret 25   Gilles Husson Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Mario Necchi Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   John Newbold Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Germano Paganini Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Vanes Francini Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Giorgio Avveduti Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Vanes Francini Yamaha Retired
Ret 33   Víctor Palomo Swaep Motor Racing Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Nico Cereghini Life Racing Team Suzuki Retired
Ret 51   Boet van Dulmen Laponder Racing Yamaha Retired
Ret 55   Johnny Cecotto Team Venemotos Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Mario Fiorentino Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Vittorio Gornati Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Carlo Piazza Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Victor Soussan Yamaha Retired
Ret 44   Edmar Ferreira Goias Swaep Motor Yamaha Retired
DNS ??   Eduardo Elias Harley-Davidson Did not start
Sources: [2][3][4]

350 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1   Johnny Cecotto Yamaha 25 55:01.8 8 15
2 14   Franco Uncini Yamaha 25 +30.5 3 12
3 65   John Dodds Yamaha 25 +33.4 1 10
4 3   Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 25 +36.2 9 8
5 9   Tom Herron Yamaha 25 +37.0 11 6
6 77   Kork Ballington Yamaha 25 +37.5 17 5
7 73   Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 25 +37.7 2 4
8 76   Boet van Dulmen Yamaha 25 +1:00.6 19 3
9 23   Philippe Bouzanne Yamaha 25 +1:06.3 10 2
10 70   Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 25 +1:11.3 1
11 35   Francini Vanes Yamaha 25 +1:19.2
12 24   Jean-François Baldé Yamaha 25 +1:21.2 13
13 59   Alan North Yamaha 25 +1:39.3
14 21   Christian Huguet Yamaha 25 +2:10.3
15 34   Fosco Giansanti Yamaha 24 +1 lap 12
Ret   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta 4
Ret   Paolo Tordi [N 1] Yamaha 1 Fatal accident 5
Ret   Patrick Pons Yamaha 6
Ret   Víctor Palomo Yamaha 7
Ret   Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha 14
Ret   Giuseppe Consalvi Yamaha 15
Ret   Eduardo Elias Yamaha 16
Ret   Gérard Choukroun Yamaha 18
Ret   Chas Mortimer Yamaha 20
29 starters in total
[4]
Footnotes
  1. ^ Tordi crashed on the second lap and died from chest injuries.[5]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1   Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 23 51:43.3 1 15
2 25   Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 23 +21.8 13 12
3 19   Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 23 +37.9 3 10
4 6   Chas Mortimer Yamaha 23 +1:00.1 10 8
5 48   Jean-François Baldé Yamaha 23 +1:01.4 9 6
6 9   Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha 23 +1:15.8 5
7 23   Tom Herron Yamaha 23 +1:21.9 4
8 36   Philippe Bouzanne Yamaha 23 +1:28.3 3
9 11   Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 23 +1:40.9 16 2
10 66   Eero Hyvarinen Yamaha 23 +1:41.2 1
11 35   Mario Lega Yamaha 23 +1:44.1 15
12 32   Denis Boulom Yamaha 23 +1:46.1 18
13 45   Hans Stadelmann Yamaha 23 +1:59.7 2
14 15   Christian Sarron Yamaha 22 +1 lap
15 29   Erick Andersson Yamaha 22 +1 lap
16 52   Alfio Micheli Harley-Davidson 22 +1 lap
17 50   Rudolf Weiss Yamaha 22 +1 lap
Ret   Patrick Pons Yamaha 4
Ret   Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 5
Ret   Virginio Ferrari Harley-Davidson 6
Ret   Michel Rougerie Yamaha 7
Ret   Kork Ballington Yamaha 8
Ret   Paolo Tordi Yamaha 11
Ret   Leif Gustafsson Yamaha 12
Ret   John Dodds Yamaha 14
Ret   Gérard Choukron Yamaha 17
Ret   Otello Buscherini [N 1] Yamaha 6 Fatal accident 19
Ret   Gianfranco Bonera Harley Davidson 20
30 starters in total
[4]
Footnotes
  1. ^ Buscherini crashed on the seventh lap and died from stomach injuries.[6]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 21   Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli 20 46:54.2 1 15
2 22   Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 20 +24.7 2 12
3 12   Ángel Nieto Bultaco 20 +1:05.3 12 10
4 33   Henk van Kessel Condor 19 +1 lap 10 8
5 34   Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli 19 +1 lap 7 6
6 39   Enrico Cereda Morbidelli 19 +1 lap 11 5
7 23   Luciano Richetti Harley-Davidson 19 +1 lap 15 4
8 28   Pierluigi Conforti Yamaha Italjet 19 +1 lap 13 3
9 10   Auno Hakala Yamaha 19 +1 lap 2
10 18   Matti Kinnunen Maico 19 +1 lap 1
11 20   Hans Müller Yamaha 18 +2 laps
Ret   Otello Buscherini Malanca 3
Ret   Xaver Tschannen Maico 4
Ret   Ermanno Giuliano Malanca 5
Ret   Stefan Dörflinger Malanca 6
Ret   Harald Bartol Morbidelli 8
Ret   Pentti Salonen Yamaha 9
Ret   Peter Frohnmeyer DRS 14
30 starters in total
[4]

50 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1   Ángel Nieto Bultaco 12 30:49.9 1 15
2 2   Eugenio Lazzarini UFO 12 +24.9 2 12
3 4   Rudolf Kunz Kreidler 12 +32.8 4 10
4 14   Ulrich Graf Kreidler 12 +40.7 3 8
5 6   Stefan Dörflinger Kreidler 12 +56.9 5 6
6 23   Rolf Blatter Kreidler 12 +1:25.1 5
7 34   Ezio Mischiati Derbi MGM 12 +1:34.6 4
8 11   Ramon Gali Derbi 12 +1:38.5 3
9 42   Pierre Audry ABF 12 +1:39.5 6 2
10 12   Aldo Pero Kreidler 12 +1:43.9 1
11 16   Cees van Dongen Kreidler 12 +1:44.1
12 8   Wolfgang Müller Kreidler 12 +1:45.0 10
13 29   Giovanni Ziggiotto MTK 12 +1:45.1 7
14 36   Günter Schirnhöfer Kreidler 12 +2:33.9 15
15 41   Patrick de Wulf Kreidler 11 +1 lap 9
16 33   Carlo Guerrini Ringhini 11 +1 lap
17 38   Joaquin Gali Derbi 11 +1 lap
18 32   Luigi Rinaudo Tomos 11 +1 lap
19 26   Hans Kroismayer Kreidler 11 +1 lap
20 43   Giorgio di Nunzio Derbi 11 +1 lap
Ret   Nico Polane Kreidler 8
Ret   Sergio Zattoni Derbi 11
Ret   Claudio Lusuardi Villa 12
Ret   Hans Hummel Kreidler 13
Ret   Ermanno Giuliano Kreidler 14
29 starters in total
[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-07-25. Retrieved 2015-07-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "1976 Nations MotoGP | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. April 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "motogp.com · NATIONS GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1976". Motogp.com.
  4. ^ a b c d e Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1976-1977. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 67. ISBN 0-905138-02-3.
  5. ^ Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1976-1977. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 65. ISBN 0-905138-02-3.
  6. ^ Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1976-1977. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 66. ISBN 0-905138-02-3.


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