| German|| Dieter Braun|
| 2 February 1943 (age 72)
Ulm, Germany (1943-02-02) |Dieter Braun Wikipedia
Dieter Braun (born 2 February 1943) is a former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Germany. He won the 1970 FIM 125cc World Championship for Suzuki. In 1973, he rode a Yamaha TZ250 to the 250cc FIM world championship.
Braun's victory at the 1970 Isle of Man TT was notable because he was one of only seven riders to have won an Isle of Man TT race in their first attempt. Due to the circuit's 37.7 mile length, it usually takes competitors two or three attempts before they learn its nuances. He is also known for an incident that occurred immediately after he won the 1971 East German Grand Prix. As the West German national anthem was being played during the winner's ceremony, the East German crowd began singing the words to the anthem. The East German government reacted by making the following year's East German Grand Prix an invitation only race, and in 1973, the race was stricken from the Grand Prix calendar.
Braun's career ended after a serious accident at the 1977 350cc Austrian Grand Prix at the Salzburgring.
Points system from 1950 to 1968:
Points system from 1969 onwards:
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)Nöbel, Hendrik (2009) (in German), Dieter Braun : Weltmeister und Publikumsliebling, Chemnitz: HB-Werbung und Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, ISBN 978-3-00-028612-4
Rönicke, Frank: Deutsche Motorrad-Welt- und Europameister - von Schorsch Meier bis Stefan Bradl. 1. Auflage, Motorbuch-Verlag, Stuttgart 2012, ISBN 978-3-613-03410-5, p. 136–141