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1977 World Sportscar Championship

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1977 World Sportscar Championship
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The 1977 World Sports Car Championship season was the 25th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It featured two separate World Championship series.

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  • The 1977 World Championship for Sports Cars, which was contested by Group 6 Two-Seater Racing Cars
  • The 1977 World Championship for Makes, which was open to cars from various production-based categories including Group 5 Special Production Cars
  • In 1978 the World Championship of Makes would become the sole international series, while the World Championship for Sports Cars would be downgraded by the FIA to become the European Sportscar Championship. The European Championship was discontinued at the end of the 1978 season.

    World Championship for Sports Cars

    The 1977 World Championship for Sports Cars, which was restricted to Group 6 Two-Seater Racing Cars, was contested over an eight race series which ran from 17 April to 18 September 1977. The championship was won by Alfa Romeo.

    Points system

    Points towards the 1977 World Championship for Sports Cars were awarded to each relevant car manufacturer for the first ten places in each race in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1. Points were only awarded for the best placed car from each manufacturer at each race with no points given for places gained by other cars from the same manufacturer. Only the best six results counted towards each manufacturer’s championship total, with any other points earned not included. Discarded points are shown within brackets in the table below.

    Championship results

    Results of the 1977 World Championship for Sports Cars were as follows.

    The cars

    The following models contributed to the nett point scores of their respective manufacturers in the 1977 World Championship for Sports Cars.

  • Alfa Romeo 33SC12
  • Osella PA5 BMW & PA5 Ford
  • Lola T294 Ford & T296 Ford
  • Chevron B36 ROC Chrysler-Simca, B23 Ford, B31 Ford, B36 Ford, B31 Chrysler-Simca & B36 BMW
  • Sauber C5 BMW
  • TOJ SC302 Ford
  • AMS 277 Fiat & 277 Ford
  • McLaren M8F Chevrolet
  • March 76S BMW
  • World Championship of Makes

    The 1977 World Championship for Makes was open to cars from various production-based categories including Group 5 Special Production Cars. The championship was won by Porsche.

    References

    1977 World Sportscar Championship Wikipedia


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