1977 Venezuelan motorcycle Grand Prix

The 1977 Venezuelan motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 1977 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on 20 March 1977 at the San Carlos Circuit.

Venezuela  1977 Venezuelan Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 13 races in the
1977 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Date20 March 1977
Official nameGrand Prix de Venezuela[1]
LocationAutodromo Internacional de San Carlos
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.135 km (2.569 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
Time 1:36.100
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Barry Sheene
United States Steve Baker
Time 1:35.800
Podium
First United Kingdom Barry Sheene
Second United States Steve Baker
Third United States Pat Hennen
350 cc
Pole position
Rider Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
Time 1:39.000
Fastest lap
Rider Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
Time 1:38.200
Podium
First Venezuela Johnny Cecotto
Second Spain Victor Palomo
Third France Patrick Fernandez
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Italy Franco Uncini
Time 1:40.800
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Walter Villa
Time 1:40.800
Podium
First Italy Walter Villa
Second France Patrick Fernandez
Third Spain Victor Palomo
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Ángel Nieto
Time 1:47.300
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Ángel Nieto
Time 1:47.000
Podium
First Spain Ángel Nieto
Second West Germany Anton Mang
Third Venezuela Iván Palazzese

500cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 7   Barry Sheene Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki 48'56.900 15
2 32   Steve Baker Yamaha Motor Company Yamaha +3.300 12
3 3   Pat Hennen Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +39.000 10
4 20   Johnny Cecotto Team Venemotos Yamaha +42.600 8
5 16   Philippe Coulon Marlboro Masche Total Suzuki +58.100 6
6 12   Virginio Ferrari Team Nava Olio Fiat Suzuki +1'25.000 5
7 19   Marco Lucchinelli Life Racing Team Suzuki +1'31.300 4
8 4   Christian Estrosi Marlboro Masche Total Suzuki +1 lap 3
9 8   Steve Parrish Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki +1 lap 2
10 29   Alan North Wilddam Konserven Holland Yamaha +2 laps 1
Ret ??   Teuvo Länsivuori Life Racing Team Suzuki Accident
Ret ??   Gianfranco Bonera Team Nava Olio Fiat Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Marcel Ankoné Pullshaw Suzuki Retired
Ret ??   Giovanni Rolando Suzuki Retired
Sources: [2][3][4]

350 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 2   Johnny Cecotto Yamaha 29 48:20.1 1 15
2 31   Víctor Palomo Yamaha 29 +29.6 2 12
3 16   Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 29 +38.5 7 10
4 21   Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 29 +1:10.3 4 8
5 17   Tom Herron Yamaha 28 +1 lap 14 6
6 29   Alan North Yamaha 28 +1 lap 12 5
7 3   Pedro Mezerhane Yamaha 28 +1 lap 16 4
8 37   Carlos Bellón Yamaha 28 +1 lap 17 3
9 36   Eduardo Aleman Yamaha 28 +1 lap 2
10 44   Raoul Tausani Yamaha 28 +1 lap 1
11 46   C. Haleby Yamaha 28 +1 lap 19
12 25   V. Cascino Harley-Davidson 27 +2 laps
13 45   C. Cortes Harley-Davidson 26 +3 laps
  Jose Cecotto Yamaha 3
  Kork Ballington Yamaha 5
  Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 6
  R. Cardozo Yamaha 8
  Franco Uncini Harley-Davidson 9
  F. Dalle Yamaha 10
  Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 11
  Chas Mortimer Yamaha 13
  M. Luger Yamaha 15
  Roland Freymond Yamaha 18
  U. Rioss Yamaha 20
27 starters in total
[2]

250 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 1   Walter Villa Harley-Davidson 28 47:56.1 2 15
2 16   Patrick Fernandez Yamaha 28 +20.5 3 12
3 20   Víctor Palomo Yamaha 28 +35.7 7 10
4 9   Pentti Korhonen Yamaha 28 +56.1 12 8
5 8   Kork Ballington Yamaha 28 +1:11.1 9 6
6 17   Tom Herron Yamaha 28 +1:19.4 10 5
7 3   Aldo Nannini Yamaha 28 +1:29.5 14 4
8 21   Olivier Chevallier Yamaha 28 +1:30.4 5 3
9 13   Mario Lega Morbidelli 27 +1 lap 8 2
10 14   Mauro Corradini Yamaha 26 +2 laps 17 1
11 30   J. Canache Yamaha 26 +2 laps 16
12 25   V. Cascino Harley-Davidson 26 +2 laps
13 26   M. F. Mojica Yamaha 26 +2 laps 19
14 28   A. Mireles Yamaha 25 +3 laps 20
  Franco Uncini Harley-Davidson 1
  Paolo Pileri Morbidelli 4
  R. Cardozo Yamaha 6
  Ángel Nieto Yamaha 11
  G. Laya Yamaha 13
  E. Alemán Yamaha 15
  O. Echevarria Yamaha 18
22 starters in total
[2]

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 2   Ángel Nieto Bultaco 27 50:22.4 1 15
2 19   Anton Mang Morbidelli 27 +2.5 3 12
3 5   Iván Palazzese Morbidelli 27 +1:05.6 7 10
4 34   Rino Pretelli Morbidelli 27 +1:48.2 9 8
5 32   Julien van Zeebroeck Morbidelli 27 +1:48.7 11 6
6 18   Guillermo Pérez Yamaha 24 +3 laps 15 5
7 12   Rafael Olavarria Yamaha 24 +3 laps 18 4
  Pierpaolo Bianchi Morbidelli 2
  Maurizio Massinani Morbidelli 4
  Aldo Nannini Yamaha 5
  Germano Zanetti Morbidelli 6
  Henk van Kessel Condor 8
  V. Minguzzi Yamaha 10
  P. Catania Morbidelli 12
  J. Vignetti Morbidelli 13
  F. González Morbidelli 14
  R. Morantes Yamaha 16
  B. Orioli Yamaha 17
16 starters in total
[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden 1977". Archive.li. 25 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Carter, Chris (ed.). Motocourse 1977-1978. Hazleton Securities Ltd. p. 55. ISBN 0-905138-04-X.
  3. ^ "1977 Venezuelan MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motor Sport Magazine. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  4. ^ "VENEZUELA GRAND PRIX · 500cc Race Classification 1977". Motogp.com. Retrieved 11 December 2018.


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