1976 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1976 Swedish motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 25 July 1976 at the Scandinavian Raceway.

Sweden  1976 Swedish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 12 races in the
1976 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Scandinavian Raceway 1968–1977.svg
Date25 July 1976
Official nameSwedish TT[1][2][3]
LocationScandinavian Raceway
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.018 km (2.497 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Finland Teuvo Länsivuori Suzuki
Time 1:42.770
Fastest lap
Rider Finland Teuvo Länsivuori Suzuki
Time 1:41.645
Podium
First United Kingdom Barry Sheene Suzuki
Second Australia Jack Findlay Suzuki
Third United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Suzuki
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Finland Pentti Korhonen Yamaha
Time 1:48.070
Fastest lap
Rider West Germany Dieter Braun Yamaha
Time 1:46.834
Podium
First Japan Takazumi Katayama Yamaha
Second West Germany Dieter Braun Yamaha
Third Italy Gianfranco Bonera Harley-Davidson
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Time 1:48.570
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Time 1:49.263
Podium
First Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Second Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
Third Italy Paolo Pileri Morbidelli
50 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
Time 1:59.930
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
Time 1:58.444
Podium
First Spain Ángel Nieto Bultaco
Second Switzerland Ulrich Graf Kreidler
Third Italy Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli

500cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 7   Barry Sheene Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki 48'20.730 15
2 10   Jack Findlay Jack Findlay Racing Suzuki +34.178 12
3 11   Chas Mortimer Suzuki +34.232 10
4 4   Teuvo Länsivuori Life Racing Team Suzuki +34.869 8
5 42   Stuart Avant Colemans Suzuki +35.938 6
6 51   Philippe Coulon Suzuki +37.350 5
7 20   Víctor Palomo Swaep Motor Racing Yamaha +46.690 4
8 12   Karl Auer Racing Team NO Yamaha +46.743 3
9 21   Tom Herron Yamaha +1'16.116 2
10 8   John Newbold Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +1'27.686 1
11 6   Alex George Hermetite Racing International Suzuki +1'37.841 [N 1]
12 43   Marcel Ankoné Nimag Suzuki Suzuki +1'41.837
13 27   Jean-François Baldé Yamaha +1'43.146
14 47   Kaj Jensen Yamaha +1 lap
15 32   Marco Lucchinelli Gallina Corse Suzuki +1 lap
16 35   Bo Granath Husqvarna +1 lap
17 34   Goran Alden Suzuki +2 laps
Ret 14   Dieter Braun Suzuki Brakes
Ret ??   Patrick Pons Team Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Johnny Bengtsson Stigefetts Motor Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Pat Hennen Colemans Suzuki Infection
Ret ??   Kjell Solberg Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Peter Sjöström Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Sven Andersson Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Eero Hyvärinen Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Wil Hartog Riemersma Racing Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Gerard Choukroun Team Sonauto Gauloises Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Pentti Korhonen Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Christian Estrosi Suzuki Retired
Sources: [5][6][7]
Footnotes
  1. ^ George was penalised one minute due to a false start.[4]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 30   Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 28 50:30.009 2 15
2 14   Dieter Braun Yamaha 28 +9.139 12
3 25   Gianfranco Bonera Harley-Davidson 28 +9.492 10
4 50   Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 28 +11.776 1 8
5 11   Chas Mortimer Yamaha 28 +12.058 6
6 21   Tom Herron Yamaha 28 +21.527 5
7 19   Bruno Kneubühler Yamaha 28 +21.839 4
8 4   Leif Gustafsson Yamaha 28 +28.551 3
9 22   Tapio Virtanen MZ 28 +48.142 5 2
10 18   Patrick Pons Yamaha 28 +53.558 1
11 51   Jon Ekerold Yamaha 28 +58.790
12 31   Henk van Kessel Yamaha 28 +1:01.077
13 36   Kjell Solberg Yamaha 28 +1:10.870
14 45   Pekka Nurmi Yamaha 28 +1:12.077
15 46   Alf Graarud Yamaha 28 +1:12.961
16 35   Bo Granath Yamaha 28 +1:28.767
17 34   Ken Nemoto Yamaha 27 +1 lap
18 42   Sture Smith SVH Yamsel 27 +1 lap
Ret   Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 3
Ret   Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 4
Ret   Víctor Palomo Yamaha 6
30 starters in total
[7]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 2   Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli 26 48:33.424 1 15
2 16   Ángel Nieto Bultaco 26 +25.720 2 12
3 1   Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 26 +38.692 4 10
4 3   Leif Gustafsson Yamaha 26 +38.743 6 8
5 7   Henk van Kessel AGV Condor 26 +51.714 3 6
6 24   Gert Bender Bender 26 +1:21.724 5
7 30   Jean-Louis Guignabodet Morbidelli 25 +1 lap 4
8 22   Per-Edward Carlson Morbidelli 25 +1 lap 5 3
9 35   Matti Kinnunen Maico 25 +1 lap 2
10 14   Lennart Lindell Morbidelli 25 +1 lap 1
11 19   Johnny Svensson Bastard 25 +1 lap
12 29   Roland Olsson Syntema 25 +1 lap
13 39   Rolf Blatter Maico 25 +1 lap
14 17   Hans Hummel Morbidelli 24 +2 laps
15 34   Goran Alden Maico 24 +2 laps
16 32   Jan Backström Maico 24 +2 laps
17 20   Ulrich Graf Yamaha 24 +2 laps
18 40   Steen Ahrentzen Maico 23 +3 laps
19 26   Julien van Zeebroeck Morbidelli 20 +6 laps
30 starters in total
[7]

50 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1   Ángel Nieto Bultaco 16 32:09.392 1 15
2 20   Ulrich Graf Kreidler 16 +1.023 4 12
3 5   Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli 16 +15.115 2 10
4 4   Herbert Rittberger Kreidler 16 +47.953 8
5 17   Hans Hummel Kreidler 16 +59.045 5 6
6 14   Robert Laver Kreidler 16 +1:06.495 5
7 27   Engelbert Kip Kreidler 16 +1:15.410 4
8 15   Gerrit Strikker Kreidler 16 +1:17.839 3
9 10   Theo Timmer Kreidler 16 +1:22.639 2
10 26   Rolf Blatter Kreidler 16 +1:27.531 1
11 12   Aldo Pero Kreidler 15 +1 lap
12 25   Günter Schirnhofer Kreidler 15 +1 lap
13 16   Ove Skifjeld Kreidler 15 +1 lap
14 24   Janos Meszaros Kreidler 15 +1 lap
Ret   Stefan Dörflinger Kreidler 3
Ret   Rudolf Kunz Kreidler 6
20 starters in total
[7]

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. ^ "Anderstorp Raceway | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  4. ^ Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1976–1977. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 102. ISBN 0-905138-02-3.
  5. ^ "1976 Swedish MotoGP | Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motosportmagazine.com. April 3, 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  6. ^ "motogp.com · SWEDISH GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1976". Motogp.com. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1976–1977. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 105. ISBN 0-905138-02-3.


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