1989 Dutch TT

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Netherlands  1989 Dutch TT
Race details
Race 9 of 15 races in the
1989 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
TT Assen.svg
Date 24 June 1989
Location Assen
Course Permanent racing facility
6.049 km (3.759 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 2:09.850
Fastest lap
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 2:09.160
Podium
First United States Wayne Rainey
Second United States Eddie Lawson
Third France Christian Sarron
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Sito Pons
Time 2:15.100
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Sito Pons
Time 2:15.090
Podium
First Germany Reinhold Roth
Second Spain Sito Pons
Third Switzerland Jacques Cornu
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Netherlands Hans Spaan
Time 2:25.200
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Ezio Gianola
Time 2:24.840
Podium
First Netherlands Hans Spaan
Second Spain Àlex Crivillé
Third Spain Julian Miralles
80 cc
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger
Time 2:33.359
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Peter Öttl
Time 2:31.900
Podium
First Germany Peter Öttl
Second Spain Manuel Herreros
Third Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger

The 1989 Dutch TT was the ninth round of the 1989 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 22–24 June 1989 at the TT Circuit Assen located in Assen, Netherlands.

500 cc race report[edit]

Wayne Gardner is back for the first time since the Laguna crash that broke his leg. Kevin Schwantz gets 5 poles in a row, with Wayne Rainey second on the line. Green light and it’s Schwantz, Rainey, Pierfrancesco Chili and Eddie Lawson at the front.

Down the field, Gardner get past Mick Doohan, while Schwantz begins to get a gap. With one lap to go, Schwantz’ Suzuki dies, and Rainey cruises to the win, followed by Lawson and Christian Sarron.

500cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha 43:42.080 20
2 United States Eddie Lawson Honda +6.970 17
3 France Christian Sarron Yamaha +9.840 15
4 Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha +22.110 13
5 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Honda +30.080 11
6 Australia Wayne Gardner Honda +30.320 10
7 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Suzuki +31.110 9
8 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Yamaha +49.550 8
9 Australia Mick Doohan Honda +55.840 7
10 United Kingdom Rob McElnea Honda +1:25.430 6
11 United States Randy Mamola Cagiva +2:04.960 5
12 Italy Alessandro Valesi Yamaha +1 Lap 4
13 United States Freddie Spencer Yamaha +1 Lap 3
14 Switzerland Marco Gentile Fior +1 Lap 2
15 Netherlands Cees Doorakkers Honda +1 Lap 1
16 Switzerland Bruno Kneubuhler Honda +1 Lap
17 Germany Michael Rudroff Honda +1 Lap
18 Italy Michele Valdo Honda +1 Lap
19 United Kingdom Damon Buckmaster Honda +1 Lap
20 Italy Marco Papa Paton +1 Lap
21 Germany Petr Schleef Honda +2 Laps
22 Germany Martin Troesch Honda +2 Laps
23 Switzerland Nicholas Schmassman Honda +2 Laps
24 Switzerland Frederik Beck Honda +2 Laps
25 Germany Alois Meyer Honda +2 Laps
Ret Czech Republic Pavel Dekanek Honda Retirement
Ret Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe Suzuki Retirement
Ret Austria Josef Doppler Honda Retirement
Ret Austria Karl Truchsess Honda Retirement
Ret United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Retirement
Ret France Rachel Nicotte Chevallier Yamaha Retirement
Ret France Dominique Sarron Honda Retirement
Ret Spain Juan Lopez Mella Honda Retirement
Ret Belgium Stephane Mertens Honda Retirement
Ret Sweden Peter Linden Honda Retirement
Ret Republic of Ireland Eddie Laycock Honda Retirement


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