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The 1989 Trofeo Hermanos Rodríguez was the eighth and final round of the 1989 World Sportscar Championship season. It took place at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico on October 29, 1989.

During qualifying, Patrick Tambay's Jaguar came in contact with Antoine Salamin's Porsche on the front stretch, causing the Porsche to make heavy contact with the pit wall. Tambay was fined US$15,000 for the incident. Along with Salamin, several other teams were unable to race due to damage incurred during practice and qualifying.

Sauber Mercedes teammates Mauro Baldi and Jean-Louis Schlesser were both in contention going into this final round, Baldi leading by seven points. However, spin at Turn 14 by Kenny Acheson eliminated co-driver Baldi from contention, allowing Schlesser to take the World Drivers Championship.

Official resultsEdit

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   Team Sauber Mercedes   Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Jochen Mass
Sauber C9 M 109
Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0L V8
2 C1 5   Repsol Brun Motorsport   Harald Huysman
  Oscar Larrauri
Porsche 962C Y 109
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
3 C1 8   Joest Racing   Henri Pescarolo
  Frank Jelinski
Porsche 962C G 109
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
4 C1 14   Richard Lloyd Racing   Tiff Needell
  Derek Bell
Porsche 962C GTi G 108
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
5 C1 2   Silk Cut Jaguar   Alain Ferté
  Andy Wallace
Jaguar XJR-9 D 108
Jaguar 7.0L V12
6 C1 1   Silk Cut Jaguar   Jan Lammers
  Patrick Tambay
Jaguar XJR-9 D 108
Jaguar 7.0L V12
7 C1 6   Repsol Brun Motorsport   Walter Brun
  Jesús Pareja
Porsche 962C Y 107
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
8 C1 18   Aston Martin
  Ecurie Ecosse
  David Leslie
  Brian Redman
Aston Martin AMR1 G 107
Aston Martin RDP87 6.3L V8
9 C1 10   Porsche Kremer Racing   Manuel Reuter
  Franz Konrad
Porsche 962CK6 Y 106
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
10 C1 22   Spice Engineering   Eliseo Salazar
  Thorkild Thyrring
Spice SE89C G 106
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
11 C1 20   Team Davey   Tim Lee-Davey
  Alfonso Toledano
Porsche 962C D 106
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
12 C1 23   Nissan Motorsports International   Mark Blundell
  Julian Bailey
Nissan R89C D 106
Nissan VRH35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
13 GTP 201   Mazdaspeed   Pierre Dieudonné
  David Kennedy
Mazda 767B D 105
Mazda 13J 2.6L 4-Rotor
14 C1 101   Chamberlain Engineering   Fermín Velez
  Nick Adams
Spice SE89C G 105
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
15 C1 34   Porsche Alméras Montpellier   Jacques Alméras
  Jean-Marie Alméras
Porsche 962C G 103
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
16 C2 171   Team Mako   Andrés Conteras
  Giovanni Aloi
Spice SE88C G 103
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
17 C2 151   Pierre-Alain Lombardi
  Team Essex
  Carlos Guerrero
  Aurelio López
Spice SE88P G 33
Buick 3.0L V6
18 C2 106   Porto Kaleo Team   Ranieri Randaccio
  Pasquale Barberio
Tiga GC288/9 G 103
Ford Cosworth 3.3L V8
19 C2 111   PC Automotive
  ADA Engineering
  Richard Piper
  Olindo Iacobelli
Spice SE88C G 102
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
20 C2 103   France Prototeam   Jean Messaoudi
  Bernard Thuner
Spice SE88C G 102
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
21 C2 108   Roy Baker Racing
  GP Motorsport
  Philippe de Henning
  Chris Hodgetts
Spice SE87C G 100
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
22 C2 107   Tiga Racing Team   Jari Nurminen
  Oscar Hidalgo
Tiga GC289 G 100
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
23 C2 102   Chamberlain Engineering   Tomás López
  Quirin Bovy
Spice SE86C G 96
Hart 418T 1.8L Turbo I4
24
DNF
C1 37   Toyota Team Tom's   Johnny Dumfries
  John Watson
Toyota 89C-V B 66
Toyota R32V 3.2L Turbo V8
25
DNF
C1 13   Courage Compétition   Pascal Fabre
  Oscar Manautou
Cougar C22S G 64
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
26
DNF
C2 178   Didier Bonnet   Patrick Oudet
  Gérard Cuynet
Tiga GC289 G 61
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
27
DNF
C1 61   Team Sauber Mercedes   Kenny Acheson
  Mauro Baldi
Sauber C9 M 46
Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0L Turbo V8
28
DNF
C1 21   Spice Engineering   Bernard Jourdain
  Ray Bellm
Spice SE89C G 39
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
29
DNF
C1 29   Mussato Action Car   Bruno Giacomelli
  Enrique Contreras
Lancia LC2 D 9
Ferrari 308C 3.0L Turbo V8
30
DNF
C1 72   Obermaier Primagaz   Jürgen Lässig
  Pierre Yver
Porsche 962C G 5
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
31
DNF
C1 7   Joest Racing   Frank Jelinski
  Bob Wollek
Porsche 962C G 3
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
DNS C1 16   Repsol Brun Motorsport   Massimo Sigala
  Roland Ratzenberger
Porsche 962C Y -
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
DNS C1 17   Dauer Racing   Jochen Dauer
  Juan Carlos Bolaños
Porsche 962C G -
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
DNS C1 40   Swiss Team Salamin   Antoine Salamin
  Giovanni Lavaggi
Porsche 962C G -
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
DNS C2 177   Automobiles Louis Descartes   Marc Fontan
  Alain Serpaggi
ALD C289 G -
Ford Cosworth 3.3L V8

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole position - #61 Team Sauber Mercedes - 1:22.571
  • Fastest lap - #62 Team Sauber Mercedes - 1:25.120
  • Average speed - 168.788 km/h

ReferencesEdit

  • "480 km Mexico". World Sports Racing Prototypes. 2 October 2005. Archived from the original on 27 October 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-21.


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