1989 480 km of Donington

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The 1989 Wheatcroft Gold Cup was the sixth round of the 1989 World Sportscar Championship season. It took place at Donington Park, United Kingdom on 3 September 1989.

Official results[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 75% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 C1 62 West Germany Team Sauber Mercedes France Jean-Louis Schlesser
West Germany Jochen Mass
Sauber C9 M 120
Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0L V8
2 C1 61 West Germany Team Sauber Mercedes United Kingdom Kenny Acheson
Italy Mauro Baldi
Sauber C9 M 120
Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0L V8
3 C1 23 Japan Nissan Motorsports International United Kingdom Mark Blundell
United Kingdom Julian Bailey
Nissan R89C D 120
Nissan VRH35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
4 C1 7 West Germany Blaupunkt Sachs Joest Racing West Germany Frank Jelinski
France Bob Wollek
Porsche 962C G 119
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
5 C1 5 Switzerland Hydro Aluminium Brun Motorsport Norway Harald Huysman
Argentina Oscar Larrauri
Porsche 962C Y 119
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
6 C1 19 United Kingdom Aston Martin
United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse
United Kingdom David Leslie
Republic of Ireland Michael Roe
Aston Martin AMR1 G 118
Aston Martin RDP87 6.0L V8
7 C1 18 United Kingdom Aston Martin
United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse
United Kingdom David Sears
United Kingdom Brian Redman
Aston Martin AMR1 G 118
Aston Martin RDP87 6.0L V8
8 C1 8 West Germany Blaupunkt Sachs Joest Racing France Henri Pescarolo
France Jean-Louis Ricci
Porsche 962C G 117
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
9 C1 13 France Courage Compétition France Pascal Fabre
Belgium Hervé Regout
Cougar C22S G 117
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
10 C1 37 Japan Toyota Team Tom's United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries
United Kingdom John Watson
Toyota 89C-V B 116
Toyota R32V 3.2L Turbo V8
11 C1 14 United Kingdom Richard Lloyd Racing United Kingdom Tiff Needell
United Kingdom Derek Bell
Porsche 962C GTi G 115
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
12 C1 10 Germany Porsche Kremer Racing South Africa George Fouché
Italy Giovanni Lavaggi
Porsche 962CK6 Y 114
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
13 C2 107 United Kingdom Tiga Racing Team Finland Jari Nurminen
United Kingdom Tony Trevor
Tiga GC289 G 114
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
14 C2 171 United Kingdom Team Mako United Kingdom James Shead
Canada Robbie Stirling
Spice SE88C G 114
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
15 C2 101 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Spain Fermín Velez
United Kingdom Nick Adams
Spice SE89C G 113
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
16 C1 40 Switzerland Swiss Team Salamin Switzerland Antoine Salamin
Morocco Max Cohen-Olivar
Porsche 962C G 110
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
17
NC
GTP 201 Japan Mazdaspeed Belgium Pierre Dieudonné
Republic of Ireland David Kennedy
Mazda 767B D 111
Mazda 13J 2.6L 4-Rotor
18
NC
C2 108 United Kingdom Roy Baker Racing
United Kingdom GP Motorsport
France Philippe de Henning
United Kingdom Dudley Wood
Spice SE87C G 108
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
19
DNF
C1 2 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar France Alain Ferté
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Jaguar XJR-11 D 115
Jaguar JV6 3.5L Turbo V6
20
DNF
C2 151 Switzerland Pierre-Alain Lombardi Switzerland Pierre-Alain Lombardi
France Bruno Sotty
Spice SE86C G 107
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
21
DNF
C2 111 United Kingdom PC Automotive United Kingdom Richard Piper
United States Olindo Iacobelli
Spice SE88C G 106
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
22
DNF
C2 102 United Kingdom Chamberlain Engineering Italy Luigi Taverna
United Kingdom John Williams
Spice SE86C G 101
Hart 418T 1.8L Turbo I4
23
DNF
C1 26 France France Prototeam France Claude Ballot-Léna
Switzerland Bernard Thuner
Spice SE88C G 91
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
24
DNF
C2 178 France Didier Bonnet France Joel Aulen
France Gérard Tremblay
Tiga GC289 G 68
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
25
DNF
C1 21 United Kingdom Spice Engineering Chile Eliseo Salazar
United Kingdom Tim Harvey
Spice SE89C G 66
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
26
DNF
C1 6 Switzerland Repsol Brun Motorsport Switzerland Walter Brun
Spain Jésus Pareja
Porsche 962C Y 49
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
27
DNF
C1 1 United Kingdom Silk Cut Jaguar Netherlands Jan Lammers
France Patrick Tambay
Jaguar XJR-11 D 45
Jaguar JV6 3.5L Turbo V6
28
DNF
C1 22 United Kingdom Spice Engineering South Africa Wayne Taylor
Denmark Thorkild Thyrring
Spice SE89C G 42
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
29
DNF
C1 16 Switzerland Hydro Aluminium Brun Motorsport Sweden Stanley Dickens
West Germany Uwe Schäfer
Porsche 962C Y 29
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
30
DNF
C1 29 Italy Mussato Action Car Italy Bruno Giacomelli
Italy Franco Scapini
Lancia LC2 D 28
Ferrari 308C 3.0L Turbo V8
31
DNF
C2 177 France Automobiles Louis Descartes France Marc Fontan
France Alain Serpaggi
ALD C289 G 24
Ford Cosworth 3.3L V8
32
DNF
C2 106 Italy Porto Kaleo Team Italy Ranieri Randaccio
Italy Pasquale Barberio
Tiga GC288/9 G 17
Ford Cosworth 3.3L V8
33
DNF
C2 105 Italy Porto Kaleo Team
United Kingdom Roy Baker Racing
Italy Stefano Sebastiani
United Kingdom Mike Kimpton
Tiga GC289 G 0
Ford Cosworth 3.3L V8
DNS C1 17 West Germany Dauer Racing West Germany Jochen Dauer
United Kingdom Will Hoy
Porsche 962C G -
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
DNS C1 20 United Kingdom Team Davey United Kingdom Tim Lee-Davey Porsche 962C D -
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6

† – #201 Mazdaspeed and #181 Roy Baker Racing were not classified due to completing the final lap of the race at too slow of a pace.

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole position – #61 Team Sauber Mercedes – 1:19.123
  • Fastest lap – #23 Nissan Motorsports International – 1:24.500
  • Average speed – 162.882 km/h

References[edit]


World Sportscar Championship
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1989 480km of Nürburgring
1989 season Next race:
1989 480km of Spa