1989 Yugoslavian motorcycle Grand Prix

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Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia  1989 Yugoslavian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 8 of 15 races in the
1989 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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Date 11 June 1989
Location Rijeka
Course Permanent racing facility
4.168 km (2.590 mi)
500 cc
Pole position
Rider United States Kevin Schwantz
Time 1:29.160
Fastest lap
Rider United States Wayne Rainey
Time 1:29.280
Podium
First United States Kevin Schwantz
Second United States Wayne Rainey
Third United States Eddie Lawson
250 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Sito Pons
Time 1:31.760
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Luca Cadalora
Time 1:32.260
Podium
First Spain Sito Pons
Second West Germany Reinhold Roth
Third Switzerland Jacques Cornu
80 cc
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger
Time 1:41.893
Fastest lap
Rider Unknown
Podium
First West Germany Peter Öttl
Second Spain Manuel Herreros
Third Switzerland Stefan Dörflinger

The 1989 Yugoslavian motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighth round of the 1989 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 9–11 June 1989 at the Rijeka circuit.

500 cc race report[edit]

Another pole for Kevin Schwantz, but Wayne Rainey gets a little gap after the light, and is chased by Eddie Lawson, Schwantz, Kevin Magee and Pierfrancesco Chili. Soon, the usual trio develops at the front. Lawson takes the lead, but makes a mistake and goes off-track, letting Schwantz and Rainey through and getting dropped from the leading group, though remaining in the third place.

Schwantz wants a win and Rainey wants as many riders between him and Lawson, so Schwantz has to earn the gap he gets from Rainey. Magee and Christian Sarron fight for fourth.

Schwantz wins it ahead of Rainey and Lawson, and Rainey pulls ahead slightly in the standings.

500 cc classification[edit]

Pos Rider Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1 United States Kevin Schwantz Suzuki 45:10.967 20
2 United States Wayne Rainey Yamaha +1.193 17
3 United States Eddie Lawson Honda +15.670 15
4 Australia Kevin Magee Yamaha +41.545 13
5 France Christian Sarron Yamaha +41.673 11
6 Australia Mick Doohan Honda +1:05.736 10
7 United States Randy Mamola Cagiva +1:12.921 9
8 United Kingdom Ron Haslam Suzuki +1:22.452 8
9 Italy Pierfrancesco Chili Honda +1:31.927 7
10 France Dominique Sarron Honda +1 Lap 6
11 United Kingdom Rob McElnea Honda +1 Lap 5
12 United Kingdom Niall Mackenzie Yamaha +1 Lap 4
13 Italy Massimo Broccoli Cagiva +1 Lap 3
14 United Kingdom Damon Buckmaster Honda +1 Lap 2
15 West Germany Michael Rudroff Honda +1 Lap 1
16 Switzerland Bruno Kneubuhler Honda +1 Lap
17 Italy Marco Papa Paton +2 Laps
18 West Germany Stefan Klabacher Honda +2 Laps
19 Spain Francisco Gonzales Honda +3 Laps
20 Switzerland Nicholas Schmassman Honda +3 Laps
21 Austria Rudolf Zeller Manhattan +3 Laps
22 Italy Vittorio Scatola Honda +3 Laps
23 Austria Michael Kaplam Honda +3 Laps
24 Switzerland Marco Gentile Fior +4 Laps
25 Italy Alessandro Valesi Yamaha +4 Laps
26 Luxembourg Andreas Leuthe Suzuki +4 Laps
27 United States Freddie Spencer Yamaha +4 Laps
Ret Italy Donato Battistoni Honda Retirement
Ret France Claude Albert Suzuki Retirement
Ret West Germany Helmut Schutz Honda Retirement


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