Dieter Braun

Intro German motorcycle racer
A.K.A. ディター・ブラウン
Is Motorcycle racer Racecar driver
From Germany
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 2 February 1943, Ulm, Germany
Star sign Aquarius

Dieter Braun (born 2 February 1943, Ulm) 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.

Grand Prix motorcycle racing results

Points system from 1950 to 1968:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 8 6 4 3 2 1

Points system from 1969 onwards:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Points 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Class Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points Rank Wins
1968 125cc MZ GER ESP IOM NED DDR CZE FIN ULS NAT 11 7th 0
1969 125cc Suzuki ESP GER FRA IOM NED BEL DDR CZE FIN NAT YUG 59 2nd 1
250cc MZ ESP GER FRA IOM NED BEL DDR CZE FIN ULS NAT YUG 20 10th 0
1970 125cc Suzuki GER FRA YUG IOM NED BEL DDR CZE FIN NAT ESP 84 1st 4
250cc MZ GER FRA YUG IOM NED BEL DDR CZE FIN ULS NAT ESP 19 14th 0
350cc MZ GER YUG IOM NED DDR CZE FIN ULS NAT ESP 17 11th 0
1971 125cc Suzuki AUT 54 4th 0
Maico GER IOM NED BEL DDR CZE SWE FIN NAT ESP
250cc Yamaha AUT GER IOM NED BEL DDR CZE SWE FIN ULS NAT ESP 58 5th 1
350cc Yamaha AUT GER IOM NED DDR CZE SWE FIN ULS NAT ESP 12 16th 0
1972 125cc Maico GER FRA AUT NAT IOM YUG NED BEL DDR CZE SWE FIN ESP 25 8th 0
250cc Maico GER FRA AUT NAT IOM YUG NED BEL DDR CZE SWE FIN ESP 22 12th 0
350cc Yamaha GER FRA AUT NAT IOM YUG NED DDR CZE SWE FIN ESP 54 4th 0
1973 250cc Yamaha FRA AUT GER IOM YUG NED BEL CZE SWE FIN ESP 80 1st 4
350cc Yamaha FRA AUT GER NAT IOM YUG NED CZE SWE FIN ESP 33 8th 0
1974 250cc Yamaha GER NAT IOM NED BEL SWE FIN CZE YUG ESP 58 2nd 0
350cc Yamaha FRA GER AUT NAT IOM NED SWE FIN YUG ESP 62 2nd 0
500cc Yamaha FRA GER AUT NAT IOM NED BEL SWE FIN CZE 22 7th 0
1975 125cc Morbidelli FRA ESP AUT GER NAT NED BEL SWE CZE YUG 15 11th 1
250cc Yamaha FRA ESP GER NAT IOM NED BEL SWE FIN CZE YUG 56 3rd 1
350cc Yamaha FRA ESP AUT GER NAT IOM NED BEL SWE FIN CZE YUG 47 4th 1
500cc Yamaha FRA ESP AUT GER NAT IOM NED BEL SWE FIN CZE YUG 16 13th 0
1976 250cc Yamaha FRA NAT YUG IOM NED BEL SWE FIN CZE GER ESP 42 6th 1
350cc Morbidelli FRA AUT NAT YUG IOM NED FIN CZE GER ESP 23 11th 0
500cc Suzuki FRA AUT NAT IOM NED BEL SWE FIN CZE GER 15 17th 0

Literature

Nöbel, Hendrik (2009), Dieter Braun : Weltmeister und Publikumsliebling (in German), 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

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