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1977 Finnish motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1977 Finnish motorcycle Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 1977 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 31 July 1977 at the Imatra circuit.

Finland  1977 Finnish Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 13 races in the
1977 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Imatra circuit map.png
Date31 July 1977
Official nameImatranajo Suomen Grand Prix/Finnish Grand Prix[1]
LocationImatra Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 6.030 km (3.747 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Barry Sheene
Time 2:06.700
Fastest lap
Rider Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
Time 2:05.900
Podium
First Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
Second Italy Marco Lucchinelli
Third Italy Gianfranco Bonera
350 cc
Pole position
Rider Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
Time 2:13.200
Fastest lap
Rider South Africa Jon Ekerold
United Kingdom Tom Herron
Time 2:14.400
Podium
First Japan Takazumi Katayama
Second France Christian Sarron
Third South Africa Jon Ekerold
250 cc
Pole position
Rider South Africa Alan North
Time 2:18.900
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Walter Villa
Time 2:16.600
Podium
First Italy Walter Villa
Second United Kingdom Mick Grant
Third South Africa Kork Ballington
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi
Time 2:23.700
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi
Time 2:23.500
Podium
First Italy Pierpaolo Bianchi
Second Italy Eugenio Lazzarini
Third France Jean-Louis Guignabodet

Contents

500cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 14   Johnny Cecotto Team Venemotos Yamaha 46'50.000 15
2 4   Marco Lucchinelli Life Racing Team Suzuki +43.000 12
3 22   Gianfranco Bonera Team Nava Olio Fiat Suzuki +51.600 10
4 12   Michel Rougerie Suzuki +1'04.700 8
5 21   Steve Parrish Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +1'17.200 6
6 7   Barry Sheene Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +1'18.700 5
7 2   Teuvo Länsivuori Life Racing Team Suzuki +1'56.500 4
8 26   Armando Toracca MC della Robbia Suzuki +1 lap 3
9 30   Jean-Philippe Orban Jean-Philippe Orban Racing Team Suzuki +1 lap 2
10 11   Karl Auer MSC Rottenberg Yamaha +1 lap 1
11 20   Børge Nielsen Suzuki +1 lap
12 25   Steve Baker Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha +1 lap
13 17   Alex George Hermetite Racing International Suzuki +1 lap
14 27   Bo Granath Suzuki +1 lap
15 34   Markku Matikainen Länsivuori Team Suzuki +2 laps
16 23   Ron Kirkham Yamaha +2 laps
17 39   Jean-Marc Toffolo Yamaha +2 laps
18 36   Ossi Nikkinen Yamaha +3 laps
Ret ??   Pentti Lehtelä Yamaha Retired
Ret 3   Pat Hennen Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki Retired
Ret 42   Stuart Avant Sid Griffiths Racing Suzuki Retired
Ret 9   John Williams Team Appleby Glade Suzuki Retired
Ret 15   Christian Estrosi Marlboro Masche Total Suzuki Retired
Ret 11   Giacomo Agostini Team API Marlboro Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Jean-Claude Hogrel Yamaha Retired
Ret ??   Kimmo Kopra Suzuki Retired
Ret 8   Jack Findlay Hermetite Racing International Suzuki Retired
Ret 18   Virginio Ferrari Team Nava Olio Fiat Suzuki Accident
Ret 20   Giovanni Rolando Suzuki Accident
Ret 41   Wil Hartog Riemersma Racing Suzuki Retired
DNS ??   Teuvo Laakso Suzuki Did not start
DNS ??   Bernard Regoni Suzuki Did not start
DNS ??   Kenny Roberts Yamaha Did not start
Sources: [2][3][4]

350 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 8   Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 21 48:14.9 10 15
2 18   Christian Sarron Yamaha 21 +3.3 4 12
3 19   Jon Ekerold Yamaha 21 +5.3 15 10
4 4   Tom Herron Yamaha 21 +16.0 2 8
5 12   Patrick Pons Yamaha 21 +42.3 19 6
6 7   Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 21 +1:21.6 9 5
7 38   Seppo Rossi Yamaha 21 +1:32.1 4
8 1   Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 21 +1:35.3 18 3
9 36   Eero Hyvärinen Yamaha 21 +1:35.5 20 2
10 21   Karl Auer Yamaha 21 +1:41.9 1
11 30   Michel Frutschi Yamaha 21 +1:49.5
12 3   Chas Mortimer Yamaha 21 +2:07.1 19
13 10   Kork Ballington Yamaha 21 +3:44.6 16
14 28   Alex George Yamaha 20 +1 lap
15 37   Reino Eskelinen Yamaha 20 +1 lap
  Johnny Cecotto Yamaha 1
  Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 3
  Giacomo Agostini Yamaha 5
  Mario Lega Morbidelli 6
  Alan North Yamaha 7
  Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 8
  Jean-François Baldé Yamaha 11
  Etienne Geeraerd Yamaha 12
  John Dodds Yamaha 13
  Michel Rougerie Yamaha 14
  Pekka Nurmi Yamaha 17
30 starters in total
[2]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1   Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 20 46:15.3 3 15
2 26   Mick Grant Kawasaki 20 +0.3 12
3 11   Kork Ballington Yamaha 20 +24.3 6 10
4 18   Franco Uncini Harley-Davidson 20 +26.5 7 8
5 4   Tom Herron Yamaha 20 +28.2 2 6
6 9   Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 20 +34.7 8 5
7 24   Mario Lega Morbidelli 20 +37.9 10 4
8 27   Barry Ditchburn Kawasaki 20 +38.4 9 3
9 10   Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 20 +38.6 11 2
10 6   Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 20 +38.9 14 1
11 30   Hans Müller Yamaha 20 +54.8 16
12 12   Jon Ekerold Yamaha 20 +1:11.2 17
13 39   Aldo Nannini Yamaha 20 +1:14.3 19
14 32   Vic Soussan Yamaha 20 +1:25.2 15
15 5   Chas Mortimer Yamaha 20 +1:33.5 18
16 23   Eero Hyvärinen Yamaha 20 +1:52.2
17 38   Seppo Rossi Yamaha 20 +2:00.8 20
18 8   John Dodds Yamaha 20 +2:09.3
19 40   Ken Nemoto Yamaha 19 +1 lap
  Alan North Yamaha 1
  Takazumi Katayama Yamaha 4
  Pekka Nurmi Yamaha 5
  Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 12
  Jean-François Baldé Yamaha 13
31 starters in total
[2]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1   Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli 19 46:09.6 1 15
2 6   Eugenio Lazzarini Morbidelli 19 +9.6 2 12
3 5   Jean-Louis Guignabodet Morbidelli 19 +1:16.4 7 10
4 12   Hans Müller Morbidelli 19 +1:32.7 8 8
5 8   Stefan Dörflinger Morbidelli 19 +1:45.8 9 6
6 16   Per-Edward Carlson Morbidelli 19 +2:20.0 16 5
7 36   Thierry Espié Motobécane 19 +2:23.2 13 4
8 33   Bengt Johansson Morbidelli 19 +2:23.4 15 3
9 17   Patrick Plisson Morbidelli 19 +2:34.8 17 2
10 15   Enrico Cereda Morbidelli 18 +1 lap 12
11 18   Matti Kinnunen Morbidelli 18 +1 lap 14
12 19   Hans Hummel Morbidelli 18 +1 lap 20
13 10   Cees van Dongen Morbidelli 18 +1 lap 19
14 35   Bernd Schneider Bender 18 +1 lap
15 28   Jacques Hutteau Morbidelli 18 +1 lap
16 27   Luigi Rinaudo Morbidelli 18 +1 lap
17 29   Alfred Schmid Morbidelli 18 +1 lap
18 25   Guillermo Pérez Morbidelli 18 +1 lap
  Ricardo Tormo Bultaco 3
  Ángel Nieto Bultaco 4
  Harald Bartol Morbidelli 5
  Gert Bender Bender 6
  Julien van Zeebroeck Motobécane 10
  Thierry Noblesse Morbidelli 11
  Anton Mang Morbidelli 18
30 starters in total
[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alle Grand-Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden, van 1973 (het jaar dat Jack begon met racen) tot heden". Archive.li. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1977-1978. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 111. ISBN 0-905138-04-X.
  3. ^ "1977 Finnish MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2018.
  4. ^ "FINLAND GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1977". Motogp.com. Retrieved 29 December 2018.


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