| 1977 World Sportscar Championship|
The 1976 World Sports Car Championship season was part of the 24th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It featured the 1976 World Championship for Sports Cars, which was open to Group 6 cars, officially referred to as "Two-Seater Racing Cars (Group 6)". The championship was contested over a seven race series which ran from 4 April to 19 September and was won by Porsche.
1976 World Sportscar Championship Wikipedia
† - In the race, Ickx finished behind two Group 7 CanAm cars, but these large capacity cars were not eligible for Group 6 championship points.
Points were awarded to the top 10 finishers in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1. Manufacturers were only given points for their highest finishing car; any other cars from that manufacturer were merely skipped in the points standings.
Only the best 5 points finishes counted towards the championship, with any other points earned not included in the total. Discarded points are shown within brackets in the table below.The opening round at the Nürburgring was also contested by Group 4 GT cars which were not eligible for World Championship points.
The fifth round at Mosport was also contested by Group 7 Can-Am cars which were not eligible for World Championship points.
The 1976 FIA Cup for Cars up to 2 Litres was contested concurrently with the 1976 World Championship for Sports Cars.
For the 1976 season, the FIA chose to run two separate World Championships for "sportscars". Open-cockpit Group 6 cars would contest the new World Championship for Sports Cars, while production-based cars, including Group 5 Special Production Cars, would now contest the World Championship for Makes. Events in which both types of car ran, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, were not counted towards either championship. The World Championship for Makes was won by Porsche.