1989 Dutch TT

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.[4]

Netherlands  1989 Dutch TT
Race details
Race 9 of 15 races in the
1989 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
TT Circuit Assen 1984-2001.svg
Date24 June 1989
Official nameDutch TT[1][2][3]
LocationTT Circuit 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 Julián 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

500 cc race reportEdit

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.

500 cc classificationEdit

Pos. Rider Team Manufacturer Time/Retired Points
1   Wayne Rainey Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha 43:42.080 20
2   Eddie Lawson Rothmans Kanemoto Honda Honda +6.970 17
3   Christian Sarron Sonauto Gauloises Blondes Yamaha Mobil 1 Yamaha +9.840 15
4   Kevin Magee Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha +22.110 13
5   Pierfrancesco Chili HB Honda Gallina Team Honda +30.080 11
6   Wayne Gardner Rothmans Honda Team Honda +30.320 10
7   Ron Haslam Suzuki Pepsi Cola Suzuki +31.110 9
8   Niall Mackenzie Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha +49.550 8
9   Mick Doohan Rothmans Honda Team Honda +55.840 7
10   Rob McElnea Cabin Racing Team Honda +1:25.430 6
11   Randy Mamola Cagiva Corse Cagiva +2:04.960 5
12   Alessandro Valesi Team Iberia Yamaha +1 Lap 4
13   Freddie Spencer Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha +1 Lap 3
14   Marco Gentile Fior Marlboro Fior +1 Lap 2
15   Cees Doorakkers HRK Motors Honda +1 Lap 1
16   Bruno Kneubühler Romer Racing Suisse Honda +1 Lap
17   Michael Rudroff HRK Motors Honda +1 Lap
18   Michele Valdo Honda +1 Lap
19   Simon Buckmaster Racing Team Katayama Honda +1 Lap
20   Marco Papa Team Greco Paton +1 Lap
21   Petr Schleef Schuh Racing Team Honda +2 Laps
22   Martin Troesch Honda +2 Laps
23   Nicholas Schmassman FMS Honda +2 Laps
24   Felix Beck FMS Honda +2 Laps
25   Alois Meyer Rallye Sport Honda +2 Laps
Ret   Pavel Dekanek Honda Retirement
Ret   Andreas Leuthe Librenti Corse Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Josef Doppler Honda Retirement
Ret   Karl Truchsess Honda Retirement
Ret   Kevin Schwantz Suzuki Pepsi Cola Suzuki Retirement
Ret   Juan Lopez Mella Club Motocross Pozuelo Honda Retirement
Ret   Stephane Mertens Honda Retirement
Ret   Peter Linden Team Heukeroff Honda Retirement
Ret   Eddie Laycock Honda Retirement
DNS   Dominique Sarron Team ROC Elf Honda Honda Did not start
DNS   Rachel Nicotte Chevallier Yamaha Did not start
DNQ   Francisco Gonzales Club Motocross Pozuelo Honda Did not qualify
DNQ   Ian Pratt Racing Team Katayama Honda Did not qualify
DNQ   Tony Carey Spondon Spondon Yamaha Did not qualify
Sources:[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alle Grand-Prix uitslagen en bijzonderheden, van 1973 (het jaar dat Jack begon met racen) tot heden". Archive.li. Archived from the original on 25 July 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "1989 500cc Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes – The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. ^ "TT Circuit Assen – The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". 22 May 2018. Archived from the original on 22 May 2018. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Moto GP statistics". Moto GP. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  5. ^ "1989 Dutch TT MotoGP – Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  6. ^ "DUTCH TT · 500cc Race Classification 1989". Motogp.com. Retrieved 13 September 2018.


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