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500cc Grand Prix entry lists for 1976 to 1978
By Dan Moakes
October 13 2006


500cc Grand Prix leading entries for 1976: #

no. rider entrant bike
1 Giacomo Agostini ITA Team Agostini-Marlboro MV Agusta/Suzuki
2 Phil Read ENG* Team Life International Suzuki RG
4 Tepi Länsivuori FIN Life Racing Team Suzuki RG500
4 Billy Guthrie NIR* Danfay Yamaha
5 John Williams ENG Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki
7 Barry Sheene ENG Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki RG500
8 John Newbold ENG Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki RG500
14 Tom Herron NIR** Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki
6 Alex George SCO Hermetite various
10 Jack Findlay AUS Meuaui Racing Team ? Suzuki
11 Chas Mortimer ENG Team Sarome Yamaha/Suzuki
41 Takazumi Katayama JAP Team Sarome Yamaha
12 Karl Auer AUT Yamaha
13 Dieter Braun BRD Boeri Dainese Racing Team ? Suzuki
19 Olivier Chevallier FRA Esso ? Yamaha
21 Michel Rougerie FRA Ecurie Elf Suzuki
22 Bernard Fau FRA Yamaha
23 Tom Herron NIR Castrol/Jim Findlay Yamaha TZ
23 Roger Nicholls WAL Beale Yamaha
24 Christian Estrosi FRA Suzuki
25 Ian Richards GBR* Yamaha
26 Børge Nielsen DAN Yamaha
27 Marcel Ankoné NED Suzuki
28 Virginio Ferrari ITA* Gallina Corse Suzuki RG500
33 Marco Lucchinelli ITA Gallina Corse Suzuki RG500
34 Roberto Gallina ITA* Gallina Corse Suzuki
34 Wil Hartog NED Riemersma ? Suzuki RG500
38 Jon Ekerold RSA* Padgett Yamaha
40 Philippe Coulon SUI Frankonia Suzuki ? Suzuki
41 Helmut Kassner BRD Suzuki
43 Victor Palomo ESP Swaep Motor-Racing Yamaha
51 Boet van Dulmen NED Laponder Yamaha/Suzuki
54 Pat Hennen USA Colemans Suzuki
56 Stu Avant NZL Colemans Suzuki
55 Johnny Cecotto VEN* Team Venemotos Yamaha OW29
57 Max Wiener AUT Yamaha

* did not race full season
** one-off substitute ride

# rider numbers were not fixed in this era:
Read also ran number 9; Länsivuori 2, 3; Williams 2, 30; Newbold 3, 6, 7
George 8, 3; Findlay 6, 5; Mortimer 8, 10; Katayama 17; Auer 8, 9, 11
Braun 14, 30, 10, 12; Chevallier 18, 25, 29; Rougerie 20; Fau 13, 16
Herron 15, 19, 21; Estrosi 52, 21, 48; Nielsen 41, 31, 24; Ankoné 33, 28, 43, 12
Ferrari 40, 26, 31; Lucchinelli 40, 34, 32, 30, 17; Hartog 31, 48; Ekerold 26
Coulon 38, 18, 43, 51, 22, 23, 71; Kassner 39, 19, 44, 63; Palomo 33, 24, 20
van Dulmen 43, 32, 27, 39, 14, 29; Hennen 45, 25, 40, 28, 22, 66
Avant 47, 32, 35, 42, 25; Cecotto 3, 21, 16; Wiener 28, 44, 27


500cc Grand Prix leading entries for 1977: #

no. rider entrant bike
1 Giacomo Agostini ITA Yamoto Marlboro Yamaha OW35
2 Tepi Länsivuori FIN Life Racing Team Suzuki
4 Marco Lucchinelli ITA Life Racing Team Suzuki
3 Pat Hennen USA Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki RGA
7 Barry Sheene ENG Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki RGA
21 Steve Parrish ENG Texaco Heron Team Suzuki Suzuki RGA
6 ? Philippe Coulon SUI Suzuki RG500
8 Jack Findlay AUS Hermetite Racing International Suzuki
24 Alex George SCO Hermetite Racing International Suzuki
12 Michel Rougerie FRA Elf Suzuki
12 Virginio Ferrari ITA Team Nava-Olio Fiat Suzuki
22 Gianfranco Bonera ITA Team Nava-Olio Fiat Suzuki RG500
14 Johnny Cecotto VEN Venemotos Yamaha OW35
15 Armando Toracca ITA Ceramiche Della Robbia Suzuki
22 Wil Hartog NED Riemersma Suzuki
25 Steve Baker USA Yamaha International Yamaha OW35
37 Helmut Kassner BRD Boeri Dainese Guidici Racing Team Suzuki
46 Max Wiener AUT MSC Rottenegg Suzuki

# rider numbers were not fixed in this era:
Agostini also ran number 10; Lucchinelli 19; Parrish 1; Rougerie 16
Ferrari 14?; Bonera 13; Cecotto 19; Baker 32



500cc Grand Prix leading entries for 1978: #

no. rider entrant bike