1977 Belgian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1977 Belgian motorcycle Grand Prix was the ninth round of the 1977 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 3 July 1977 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Barry Sheene won the race with an average speed of 135.0 mph making it the fastest motorcycle Grand Prix in history.[4]

Belgium  1977 Belgian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 13 races in the
1977 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date3 July 1977
Official nameGrand Prix Belgique/Grote Prijs Belgie[1][2][3]
LocationCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 14.120 km (8.774 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Philippe Coulon
Time 3:50.900
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Barry Sheene
Time 3:50.300
Podium
First United Kingdom Barry Sheene
Second United States Steve Baker
Third United States Pat Hennen
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Walter Villa
Time 4:09.900
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Walter Villa
Time 4:05.400
Podium
First Italy Walter Villa
Second Japan Takazumi Katayama
Third Italy Mario Lega
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli
Time 4:24.100
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Ángel Nieto
Time 4:22.200
Podium
First Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi
Second Spain Ángel Nieto
Third West Germany Anton Mang
50 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Ángel Nieto
Time 5:07.600
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Eugenio Lazzarini
Time 5:07.400
Podium
First Italy Eugenio Lazzarini
Second West Germany Herbert Rittberger
Third Spain Ángel Nieto
Sidecar (B2A)
Pole position
Rider West Germany Werner Schwärzel
Time 4:14.300
Fastest lap
Rider West Germany Rolf Steinhausen
Time 4:13.500
Podium
First West Germany Werner Schwärzel
Second West Germany Rolf Steinhausen
Third United Kingdom George O'Dell

500cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 7   Barry Sheene Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki 38'58.500 15
2 2   Steve Baker Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha +11.300 12
3 3   Pat Hennen Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +14.600 10
4 41   Teuvo Länsivuori Life Racing Team Suzuki +15.600 8
5 11   Steve Parrish Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +17.500 6
6 27   Philippe Coulon Marlboro Masche Total Suzuki +25.800 5
7 19   Wil Hartog Riemersma Racing Suzuki +33.000 4
8 1   Giacomo Agostini Team API Marlboro Yamaha +36.800 3
9 26   Jack Findlay Hermetite Racing International Suzuki +1'23.500 2
10 14   John Williams Team Appleby Glade Suzuki +1'23.700 1
11 24   Armando Toracca MC della Robbia Suzuki +1'32.000
12 17   Max Wiener MSC Rottenberg Suzuki +1'44.700
13 12   Dave Potter Ted Broad Suzuki +2'11.700
14 34   Leslie van Breda Suzuki +2'24.800
15 39   Harald Merkl Nava Kucera Racing Team Yamaha +2'27.000
16 35   Hans-Otto Buteneth Yamaha +3'06.400
17 53   Børge Nielsen Suzuki +3'13.400
18 6   Bo Granath Suzuki +3'31.800
19 54   Willem Zoet Suzuki +3'32.900
20 37   Franz Heller Bromme GMHH Suzuki Racing Suzuki +3'42.800
21 35   Markku Matikainen Länsivuori Team Suzuki +1 lap
22 77   Jean-Philippe Orban Jean-Philippe Orban Racing Team Suzuki +2 laps
23 21   Michel Rougerie Suzuki +2 laps
24 20   John Woodley Suzuki +3 laps
25 23   Alan North Wilddam Konserven Holland Suzuki +3 laps
Ret 18   Virginio Ferrari Team Nava Olio Fiat Suzuki Retired
Ret 17   Gianfranco Bonera Team Nava Olio Fiat Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Giovanni Rolando Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Karl Auer MSC Rottenberg Suzuki Retired
Ret 4   Marco Lucchinelli Life Racing Team Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Jean-Francois Baldé Yamaha Retired
Ret 6   John Newbold Maurice Newbold Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Kees van der Kruijs Yamaha Retired
Ret 43   Helmut Kassner Boeri Giudici Racing Team Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Takazumi Katayama Takazumi Katayama Sarome Team Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Hervé Regout Hervé Regout Yamaha Retired
Sources: [5][6][7]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 10   Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 10 41:24.9 1 15
2 32   Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 10 +19.2 8 12
3 66   Mario Lega Morbidelli 10 +27.2 3 10
4 34   Masahiro Wada Kawasaki 10 +39.2 10 8
5 35   Vic Soussan Yamaha 10 +43.3 4 6
6 1   Kork Ballington Yamaha 10 +55.0 5
7 9   Franco Uncini Harley-Davidson 10 +58.0 2 4
8 22   Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 10 +1:04.5 3
9 6   Tom Herron Yamaha 10 +1:12.2 2
10 4   Jon Ekerold Yamaha 10 +1:12.7 1
11 3   Barry Ditchburn Kawasaki 10 +1:12.9
12 74   Jean-Claude Meilland Yamaha 10 +1:13.1
13 7   Chas Mortimer Yamaha 10 +1:22.3
14 5   Mick Grant Kawasaki 10 +1:41.3 7
15 21   Bernard Fau Yamaha 10 +1:45.6
16 69   Pierluigi Conforti Yamaha 10 +1:46.4
17 58   Walter Hoffmann Yamaha 10 +1:54.7
18 20   Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 10 +1:57.5
19 60   O. Liegeois Yamaha 10 +1:57.7
20 11   Svend Andersson Yamaha 10 +1:58.3
  Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 5
  Alan North Yamaha 6
  Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 9
36 starters in total, 25 finishers
[5]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1   Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli 10 44:22.9 1 15
2 6   Ángel Nieto Bultaco 10 +13.6 3 12
3 20   Anton Mang Morbidelli 10 +26.7 4 10
4 4   Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli 10 +33.7 6 8
5 3   Pierluigi Conforti Morbidelli 10 +1:11.3 9 6
6 45   Ermanno Giuliano Morbidelli 10 +1:18.2 5
7 32   Stefan Dörflinger Morbidelli 10 +1:25.5 7 4
8 16   Gert Bender Bender 10 +1:25.9 5 3
9 25   Cees van Dongen Morbidelli 10 +1:37.4 2
10 8   Jean-Louis Guignabodet Morbidelli 10 +1:38.6 1
11 41   Julien van Zeebroeck Morbidelli 10 +1:39.5 8
12 35   Hans Müller Morbidelli 10 +1:40.1
13 28   Per-Edward Carlson Morbidelli 10 +2:05.7
14 17   Peter Frohnmeyer DRS 10 +2:06.3
15 12   Patrick Plisson Morbidelli 10 +2:17.3
16 27   Peter van Niel Morbidelli 10 +2:55.5
17 2   Enrico Cereda Morbidelli 10 +3:01.9
18 30   Bengt Johansson Morbidelli 10 +3:02.2
19 44   Maurizio Massimiani Morbidelli 10 +3:11.2 10
20 21   Alfred Schmid Morbidelli 10 +3:16.8
  Harald Bartol Morbidelli 2
36 starters in total, 25 finishers
[5]

50 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 6   Eugenio Lazzarini Kreidler 6 31:12.2 3 15
2 21   Herbert Rittberger Kreidler 6 +0.5 4 12
3 1   Ángel Nieto Bultaco 6 +10.4 1 10
4 5   Ricardo Tormo Bultaco 6 +30.8 2 8
5 52   Julien van Zeebroeck Kreidler 6 +54.8 5 6
6 19   Rudolf Kunz Kreidler 6 +1:19.0 8 5
7 28   Patrick Plisson ABF 6 +1:38.5 4
8 3   Ramon Gali Derbi 6 +1:38.7 3
9 41   Pierre Dumont Kreidler 6 +1:49.9 2
10 18   Hagen Klein Kreidler 6 +1:51.0 1
11 33   Otto Machinek Kreidler 6 +1:52.8
12 16   Cees van Dongen Kreidler 6 +1:53.3
13 11   Jaap Bosman Kreidler 6 +1:53.8 9
14 15   Günter Schirnhofer Kreidler 6 +2:07.1
15 32   Hans Hummel Kreidler 6 +2:11.5 10
16 55   Ingo Emmerich Kreidler 6 +2:29.0
17 12   Engelbert Kip Kreidler 6 +2:40.3
18 17   Wolfgang Golembeck Kreidler 6 +2:40.7
19 37   Guido Delys Kreidler 6 +2:55.4
20 46   G. Muyters Kreidler 6 +3:14.0
  Theo Timmer Kreidler 6
  Stefan Dörflinger Kreidler 7
36 starters in total, 27 finishers
[5]

Sidecar classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Passenger Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 23   Werner Schwärzel   Andreas Huber Aro 10 42:52.0 1 15
2 24   Rolf Steinhausen   Wolfgang Kalauch Busch-Yamaha 10 +21.5 3 12
3 8   George O'Dell   Cliff Holland Windle-Yamaha 10 +58.8 7 10
4 31   Göte Brodin   Bengt Forsberg Windle-Yamaha 10 +1:05.0 9 8
5 9   Dick Greasley   Mick Skeels Chell-Yamaha 10 +1:26.0 6 6
6 21   Helmut Schilling   Rainer Gundel Aro 10 +1:27.7 5 5
7 30   Cees Smit   Jan Smit König 10 +1:57.5 4
8 10   Mac Hobson   Stu Collins Suzuki 10 +2:54.6 3
9 19   Walter Ohrmann   Bernd Grube Yamaha 10 +3:19.1 2
10 15   Ted Janssen   Erich Schmitz Colyam 10 +3:20.1 1
11 34   Marc Alexandre   Paul Gerard Kova-König 10 +3:46.6
12 5   Jean-François Monnin   Edouard Weber Seymaz-Yamaha 10 +4:13.8
13 18   Heinz Luthringshauser   Helmut Hahn MKM 10 +4:21.5
14 17   Gustav Pape   Franz Kellenberg König 10 +4:37.2
15 28   Jaap Geerts   Jan van Veen König 9 +1 lap
  Rolf Biland   Kenny Williams Schmid-Yamaha 2
  Bruno Holzer   Charly Meierhans LCR-Yamaha 4
  Siegfried Schauzu   Lorenzo Puzo Yamaha 8
  Alain Michel   Gérard Lecorre Yamaha 10
30 starters in total, 18 finishers
[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alle Grand-Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden, van 1973 (het jaar dat Jack begon met racen) tot heden". Archive.li. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  2. ^ "1977 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Spa-Francorchamps - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Superstars of Speed", Classic Bike, Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, 2017
  5. ^ a b c d e Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1977-1978. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 101. ISBN 0-905138-04-X.
  6. ^ "1977 Belgian MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  7. ^ "BELGIUM GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1977". Motogp.com. Retrieved 22 December 2018.


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