1989 .05 – 500

The 1989 .05 500 was an endurance race for Group 3A Touring Cars. The event was held at the Sandown circuit in Victoria, Australia on 10 September 1989 over 161 laps of the 3.10 km circuit, a total distance of 499 km.

The race was the last in Australia for six time Sandown 500 champion and defending race winner Allan Moffat who retired at the end of 1989.

Top Ten ShootoutEdit

The Top Ten Shootout for Pole Position was run on a wet track. As a result, times were between 5 and 12 seconds slower than the drivers qualifying times.

Pos No Team Driver Car TTS Qual
Pole 17 Shell Ultra-Hi Racing   Dick Johnson Ford Sierra RS500 1:20.61 1:15.22
2 05 Mobil 1 Racing   Peter Brock Ford Sierra RS500 1:21.15 1:16.17
3 25 Benson & Hedges Racing   Tony Longhurst Ford Sierra RS500 1:23.59 1:15.27
4 6 Miedecke Motorsport   Andrew Miedecke Ford Sierra RS500 1:23.84 1:16.23
5 2 Nissan Motorsport Australia   Jim Richards Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R 1:24.29 1:16.25
6 30 Peter Jackson Racing   Glenn Seton Ford Sierra RS500 1:25.07 1:16.82
7 20 Benson & Hedges Racing   Alan Jones Ford Sierra RS500 1:25.42 1:16.25
8 3 Nissan Motorsport Australia   George Fury Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R 1:27.38 1:17.06
9 105 Mobil 1 Racing   Brad Jones Ford Sierra RS500 1:28.75 1:17.26
10 18 Shell Ultra-Hi Racing   Jeff Allam Ford Sierra RS500 1:29.57 1:17.23

Official ResultsEdit

Position [1] Class No. Entrant Drivers Car Laps
1 A 2 Nissan Motorsport Australia   Jim Richards
  Mark Skaife
Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R 161
2 A 16 Holden Racing Team   Win Percy
  Larry Perkins
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 160
3 A 3 Nissan Motorsport Australia   George Fury
  Graeme Bowkett
Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R 160
4 A 30 Peter Jackson Racing   Glenn Seton
  John Goss
Ford Sierra RS500 159
5 A 17 Shell Ultra Hi Racing   Dick Johnson
  John Bowe
Ford Sierra RS500 159
6 A 7 Holden Racing Team   Neil Crompton
  Steve Harrington
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 155
7 A 105 Mobil 1 Racing   Brad Jones
  Mark Larkham
  Peter Brock
Ford Sierra RS500 155
8 A 6 Miedecke Motorsport   Andrew Miedecke
  Charlie O'Brien
Ford Sierra RS500 154
9 A 86 Gemspares   Darryl Hendrick
  John White
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 148
10 C 32 Toyota Team Australia   John Faulkner
  Peter McKay
Toyota Corolla 143
11 C 33 Toyota Team Australia   Michael Dowson
  Neal Bates
Toyota Corolla 142
12 A 22 Lusty Engineering P/L   Graham Lusty
  Alfredo Costanzo
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 136
13 B 50 Bryce Racing   Brett Riley
  Ludwig Finauer
BMW M3 134
14 C 78 Team Maddison   Geoff Full
  Michael Adcock
Toyota Corolla 133
15 C 73 David Sala   Richard Vorst
  David Sala
Toyota Corolla 130
16 A 54 Clive Smith   Clive Smith
  Paul Trevethan
Nissan Skyline DR30 RS 128
17 A 14 Netcomm   Murray Carter
  John Mann
Ford Sierra RS500 122
DNF A 18 Shell Ultra Hi Racing   Jeff Allam
  Tony Noske
Ford Sierra RS500 111
NC C 51 Bob Holden Motors   Dennis Rogers
  Mark Ducquet
  Kevin O'Neill
Toyota Sprinter 105
NC C 13 Bob Holden Motors   Bob Holden
  Tim Hall
Toyota Corolla 98
NC A 36 P. J. Hudson   Ian Carrig
  Ian Clark
  Peter Hudson
BMW 635 CSi 95
DNF A 23 Beaurepaires   Chris Lambden
  Greg Crick
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 90
DNF A 55 Playscape Racing   Kevin Waldock
  Bryan Thomson
Ford Sierra RS500 87
DNF A 20 Benson & Hedges Racing   Alan Jones
  Denny Hulme
Ford Sierra RS500 87
DNF A 25 Benson & Hedges Racing   Tony Longhurst
  Neville Crichton
Ford Sierra RS500 87
DNF A 28 Joe Sommariva   Joe Sommariva
  Warren McKellar
BMW 635 CSi 75
DNF A 05 Mobil 1 Racing   Peter Brock
  Paul Radisich
Ford Sierra RS500 61
DNF A 24 Jagparts Racing   Gerald Kay
  Alf Grant
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 53
DNF A 9 Allan Moffat Enterprises   Allan Moffat
  Gregg Hansford
Ford Sierra RS500 12
DNF A 4 Caltex CXT Race Team   Colin Bond
  Garry Rogers
  Ken Matthews
Ford Sierra RS500 2

NotesEdit

See alsoEdit

1989 Australian Touring Car season

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Motor Racing Year, 1989/90, pages 250-252 & 300

Further readingEdit

  • Australian Auto Action, September 22, 1989, pages 16–19 & 25-35
  • Australian Touring Car Racing Annual, 1989, pages 62–66
Preceded by
1988 Enzed 500
Sandown 500
1989
Succeeded by
1990 Sandown 500