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1989 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

1989 F.I.M. Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
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1989 World Champions
Eddie Lawson (pictured at Suzuka) became the 500cc world champion
Sito Pons (pictured at Suzuka) became the 250cc world champion

The 1989 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 41st F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season.

Season summaryEdit

Defending champion Eddie Lawson stunned most observers by switching from the Yamaha to Honda in the offseason then proceeded to win the championship, becoming the first man to win two consecutive 500cc championships on two different brands. On why he left Yamaha for Honda: "Giacomo Agostini, the Marlboro Yamaha team manager, started playing games, saying stuff like, 'I don't know if we can pay you the same as we did in 1988.' I'd just won my third title, so that was tough to hear. Also, I found out Ago was talking to Kevin Schwantz. I met with Erv and told him that I needed a change. When Marlboro discovered I was talking with Honda, they doubled their offer, but it was too late. I actually took a pay cut to ride the Honda."[1]

Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz continued to perform impressively while Freddie Spencer made a less than successful comeback attempt with the Marlboro Yamaha team. Australian Wayne Gardner was out for most of the season after breaking his leg at Laguna Seca but not before winning the inaugural Grand Prix in his home country. Another Australian made his Grand Prix debut for the Rothmans Honda team with Mick Doohan scoring a third-place finish at the Hockenheimring. The FIM awarded half points for the rain-drenched Belgian Grand Prix after organisers restarted the race three times contrary to FIM race regulations. The Nations Grand Prix at Misano was boycotted by most of the top riders for safety reasons.

Sito Pons won a second consecutive 250 championship for Honda while Spanish teenager, Àlex Crivillé won the 125 crown on a JJ Cobas. Derbi rider Manuel Herreros had the honor of winning the final 80cc championship as the class would be discontinued after 1989.

1989 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

ParticipantsEdit

500cc participantsEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Team Rothmans/Kanemoto Honda Honda Honda NSR500 1   Eddie Lawson 1-4, 6-15
Rothmans Honda/HRC Honda Honda NSR500 2   Wayne Gardner 1-3, 9-13, 15
17   Roger Burnett 12
27   Mick Doohan 1-11, 15
Team Lucky Strike Roberts Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 3   Wayne Rainey 1-4, 6-15
5   Kevin Magee 1-3, 6-15
Team Roberts Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 49   John Kocinski 10
Team Gauloises Blondes Mobil 1 Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 4   Christian Sarron 1-4, 6-15
Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 6   Niall Mackenzie 1-4, 6, 8-15
19   Freddie Spencer 1-4, 6-11
53   Luca Cadalora 12
25   Alberto Rota 14
Team Elf Honda/ROC Honda Honda NSR500 7   Dominique Sarron 1-4, 6-8, 12, 15
55
56
  Adrien Morillas 11, 13-15
Team Pepsi Suzuki Suzuki Suzuki RGV500 8   Ron Haslam 1-4, 6-9, 12-15
34   Kevin Schwantz All
HB Honda Gallina Team Honda Honda NSR500 9   Pierfrancesco Chili All
33
84
  Fred Merkel 5, 11-12
Cabin Racing Team Honda Honda NSR500 10   Rob McElnea 6-15
25   Bubba Shobert 1-3
Cagiva Corse Cagiva Cagiva C589 12   Randy Mamola 1-4, 6-11, 14-15
29   Massimo Broccoli 4-6
29   Raymond Roche 11
HRK Motors Honda Honda RS500 14   Michael Rudroff 2-9, 14
54
56
  Cees Doorakkers 9-12, 14
Team Iberna Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 15   Alessandro Valesi All
Team Greco - Paton Paton Paton V115 500 16   Marco Papa 4-5, 8-12, 14
Tech-21/Team Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 21   Tadahiko Taira 1-4, 13-14
Yamaha [Tech-21] Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 26   Norihiko Fujiwara 1
5-6
Römer Racing Switzerland Honda Honda RS500 24   Bruno Kneubühler 3-4, 6-14
Marlboro Fior Team Fior Fior C89 32   Marco Gentile 1-12
Racing Team Katayama Honda Honda RS500 35
46
36
  Simon Buckmaster All
44   Ian Pratt 4, 12
54   Fabio Biliotti 11-14
?? Honda Honda RS500 35   Josef Doppler 4-7, 9-10, 12, 14
Racing Team Librenti Corse Librenti
Suzuki
??
Suzuki RGV500
36
37
  Andy Leuthe 4-5, 8-9, 11-14
?? Honda Honda RS500 40
33
  Fernando González 1-8, 10-12, 14-15
Club Moto Cross Pozuelo Honda Honda RS500 41
30
  Juan López Mella 4-7, 9, 11-15
?? Honda Honda RS500 56
38
  Niggi Schmassman 2-15
Marlboro Yamaha Yamaha YZR500 ??   Michael Dowson 2
HRC Honda Honda NSR500 ??   Shunji Yatsushiro 1
Source: [4]
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

250cc participantsEdit

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Campsa Honda Team Honda Honda NSR250 1   Sito Pons All
Ducados Yamaha Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 2   Joan Garriga All
Team Lucky Strike Elf Honda Honda NSR250 3   Jacques Cornu All
Aprilia Racing Team Aprilia-Rotax Aprilia AF1 4   Didier de Radiguès All
18   Iván Palazzese 2-5
Aprilia Aprilia-Rotax Aprilia AF1 ??   Marcellino Lucchi 6, 9
HB Römer Team Honda Honda NSR250 5   Reinhold Roth All
Marlboro Yamaha Team Agostini Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 6   Luca Cadalora All
Team Gauloises Blondes Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 7   Jean-Philippe Ruggia 1-11
Team Repsol Honda Honda Honda NSR250 8   Carlos Cardús All
Ajinomoto Honda/HRC Honda Honda NSR250 9   Masahiro Shimizu 1-7, 9-15
FMV Honda Honda RS250R 10   Carlos Lavado ??
Team Rudy Project Aprilia-Rotax Aprilia AF1 10   Carlos Lavado 9-15
31   Fabio Barchitta 1-6
HB CR1 Racing Team Honda Honda Honda NSR250 13   Loris Reggiani 1-4, 6-12, 15
Team Hein Gericke Aprilia-Rotax Aprilia AF1 14   Martin Wimmer 1-13, 15
Yamaha TZ250 55
37
  Bernhard Schick ??
Levior Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 15   Manfred Herweh 7, 10, 12-14
Hostettler / SPI Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 16   August Auinger 1-14
HB Rallye Sport Team Honda Honda NSR250 17   Helmut Bradl All
Team Yamaha Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 19   John Kocinski 1, 3
Team Uvex Aprilia Telefix Aprilia-Rotax Aprilia AF1 20   Harald Eckl All
Team Italia Aprilia-Rotax Aprilia AF1 21   Fausto Ricci 1-4, 7-14
52
54
  Alberto Rota 14
Team Elit Aprilia-Rotax Aprilia AF1 22   Renzo Colleoni 4-12, 14-15
SK Vöst Aprilia-Rotax Aprilia AF1 23   Andy Preining 1-14
Racing Team Katayama Honda Honda RS250R 24   Andy Leisner ??
RTK Lotus Quartz Honda Honda NSR250 40
49
  Daniel Amatriaín 1-14
Venemotos Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 25   Alex Barros 1-3, 5, 7-15
26   Luis Lavado 1-2, 10-11, 14-15
Yamaha Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 28   Toshihiko Honma 1, 11-13
Team Ducados Yamaha Puig Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 30   Alberto Puig All
Samson Sharp Racing Honda Honda RS250R 32   Wilco Zeelenberg 4-14
Docshop Wevamed Racing Team Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 33   Garry Cowan All
50
48
  Patrick van den Goorbergh 1-2, 4, 8-14
Team Ciampini Honda Honda RS250R 35   Stefano Caracchi 3-6, 8-10, 12-14
St Yrian Motos Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 36   Jean Foray 2-5, 7-8, 11, 13-14
Schwabengarage & Reifenzenter Zürn Honda Honda RS250R 38
41
  Jochen Schmid 1-8, 11-15
D Gallacher/Bradgate Containers Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 39   Kevin Mitchell 1, 4, 7-8, 11-12
Motul Forza Shoei Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 41
44
  Jean-François Baldé 1-3, 5-9, 12-15
Clermont Ferrand Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 43   Adrien Morillas 11, 13-15
Aprilia France Aprilia-Rotax Aprilia AF1 45   Alain Bronec 4-8, 10-15
Nava Racing Team Seel-Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 46
34
  Hans Becker 5-13
AGV Pileri LM Honda Honda RS250R 51
59
45
  Paolo Casoli 1-2, 4, 11-15
70
46
48
42
  Maurizio Vitali 5-14
Swiss Yamaha Team Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 56
50
  Urs Jücker 5, 8, 14
?? Yamaha Yamaha TZ250 57   Darren Milner 2
Cabin Honda Honda NSR250 58   Tadayuki Okada 1
Gazzaniga Corse Gazzaniga ?? 60
46
  Virginio Ferrari 6-7, 14
Edwin Honda Honda NSR250 65   Jim Filice 1, 3
?? Yamaha Yamaha YZR250 ??   Toshinobu Shiomori 1
Source: [5]
Key
Regular Rider
Wildcard Rider
Replacement Rider

Results and standingsEdit

Grands PrixEdit

Round Date Race Location 80cc winner 125cc winner 250cc winner 500cc winner Report
1 26 March   Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka   Ezio Gianola   John Kocinski   Kevin Schwantz Report
2 9 April   Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island   Àlex Crivillé   Sito Pons   Wayne Gardner Report
3 19 April   United States Grand Prix Laguna Seca   John Kocinski   Wayne Rainey Report
4 30 April   Spanish Grand Prix Jerez   Herri Torrontegui   Àlex Crivillé   Luca Cadalora   Eddie Lawson Report
5 14 May   Nations Grand Prix Misano   Jorge Martínez   Ezio Gianola   Sito Pons   Pierfrancesco Chili Report
6 28 May   German Grand Prix Hockenheim   Peter Öttl   Àlex Crivillé   Sito Pons   Wayne Rainey Report
7 4 June   Austrian Grand Prix Salzburgring   Hans Spaan   Sito Pons   Kevin Schwantz Report
8 11 June   Yugoslavian Grand Prix Automotodrom Rijeka   Peter Öttl   Sito Pons   Kevin Schwantz Report
9 24 June   Dutch TT Assen   Peter Öttl   Hans Spaan   Reinhold Roth   Wayne Rainey Report
10 2 July   Belgian Grand Prix Spa   Hans Spaan   Jacques Cornu   Eddie Lawson Report
11 16 July   French Grand Prix Le Mans   Jorge Martínez   Carlos Cardús   Eddie Lawson Report
12 6 August   British Grand Prix Donington   Hans Spaan   Sito Pons   Kevin Schwantz Report
13 13 August   Swedish Grand Prix Anderstorp   Àlex Crivillé   Sito Pons   Eddie Lawson Report
14 27 August   Czechoslovakian Grand Prix Brno   Herri Torrontegui   Àlex Crivillé   Reinhold Roth   Kevin Schwantz Report
15 17 September   Brazilian Grand Prix Goiânia   Luca Cadalora   Kevin Schwantz Report

500cc riders' standingsEdit

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Bike JPN
 
AUS
 
USA
 
ESP
 
NAT
 
GER
 
AUT
 
YUG
 
NED
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
SWE
 
CZE
 
BRA
 
Pts[6]
1   Eddie Lawson Honda 3 5 3 1 Ret 2 2 3 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 228
2   Wayne Rainey Yamaha 2 2 1 2 Ret 1 3 2 1 3 3 3 Ret 3 3 210.5
3   Christian Sarron Yamaha 7 3 6 4 Ret 5 4 5 3 4 4 5 2 4 8 165.5
4   Kevin Schwantz Suzuki 1 Ret 2 Ret Ret Ret 1 1 Ret 2 2 1 Ret 1 1 162.5
5   Kevin Magee Yamaha 5 4 4 7 5 4 4 7 5 6 5 7 6 138.5
6   Pierfrancesco Chili Honda Ret Ret 7 6 1 4 6 9 5 6 6 9 7 5 Ret 122
7   Niall Mackenzie Yamaha 6 Ret 5 3 Ret Ret 12 8 10 7 4 4 6 9 103
8   Ron Haslam Suzuki 12 7 Ret 7 Ret Ret 7 8 7 7 6 8 5 86
9   Mick Doohan Honda Ret 8 8 Ret Ret 3 8 6 9 8 8 4 81
10   Wayne Gardner Honda 4 1 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 3 7 67
11   Rob McElnea Honda Ret 10 11 11 10 11 9 10 9 12 12 52.5
12   Simon Buckmaster Honda 12 13 13 2 14 13 14 19 15 14 15 12 21 14 43.5
13   Alessandro Valesi Yamaha Ret 11 11 10 Ret 13 12 Ret 12 Ret 13 Ret 11 14 13 40
14   Tadahiko Taira Yamaha 8 6 Ret 8 10 9 39
15   Dominique Sarron Honda 18 10 10 9 Ret 8 10 10 Ret Ret 39
16   Freddie Spencer Yamaha 14 Ret 5 Ret 9 9 Ret 13 9 Ret 11 38.5
17   Marco Gentile [nl] Fior 20 13 12 12 4 Ret 14 Ret 14 12 Ret 13 33
18   Randy Mamola Cagiva 16 Ret Ret Ret Ret 12 Ret 7 11 23 11 11 11 33
19   Adrien Morillas Honda 10 8 10 10 26
20   Michael Rudroff Honda 15 15 20 3 21 19 15 17 20 18
21   Norihiko Fujiwara Yamaha 9 Ret 6 17
22   Bubba Shobert Honda 11 Ret 9 12
23   Josef Doppler Honda 18 5 22 16 Ret 16 21 24 11
24   Alois Mayer Honda 6 Ret Ret 25 10
25   Romolo Balbi Honda 7 9
26   Fernando Gonzales de Nicolas Honda 23 Ret 16 Ret 8 DNQ 22 19 DNQ 21 24 22 DNQ 25 16 8
27   Luca Cadalora Yamaha 8 8
28   Massimo Broccoli Cagiva 11 Ret 13 8
29   Niggi Schmassman Honda 14 Ret Ret 10 Ret 21 20 23 19 21 Ret 16 Ret 17 8
30   Michael Dowson Yamaha 9 7
31   Andy Leuthe Suzuki Ret 9 DNQ Ret Ret Ret 20 Ret 23 7
32   Shinichi Ito Honda 10 6
33   Fabio Biliotti Honda 15 14 13 19 6
34   Bruno Kneubühler Honda 14 16 Ret 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 14 18 6
35   John Kocinski Yamaha 5 5.5
36   Ernst Gschwender Suzuki 11 5
37   Roger Burnett Honda 12 4
38   Thierry Crine Suzuki 12 4
39   Juan Manuel Lopez Mella Honda 14 Ret 19 Ret Ret 18 Ret 15 16 15 4
40   Alberto Rota Yamaha 13 3
41   Shunji Yatsushiro Honda 13 3
42   Cees Doorakkers Honda 15 13 25 Ret Ret 2.5
43   Eddie Laycock Honda 15 Ret 14 16 DNQ 17 2
44   Kunio Machii Yamaha 15 1
45   Peter Linden Honda 23 Ret Ret 15 1
46   Hansjoerg Butz Honda 16 0
47   Marco Papa Paton Ret Ret DNQ 17 20 18 Ret 16 Ret 0
48   Shinji Katayama Yamaha 17 0
49   Vincenzo Cascino Honda 17 DNQ 26 Ret 0
50   Claude Albert Suzuki 17 19 19 0
51   Rachel Nicotte Honda 17 Ret Ret 0
52   Georg Jung Honda Ret 17 0
53   Robert Holden Honda 17 0
54   Timo Paavilainen Suzuki 17 0
55   Vittorio Scatola Honda Ret 18 Ret DNQ 0
56   Stefan Klabacher Honda Ret 24 18 18 22 0
57   Michele Valdo Honda 18 0
58   Katsunori Shinozaki Suzuki 19 0
59   Steve Williams Yamaha 19 0
60   Peter Schleef Honda 20 21 0
61   Karl Dauer Honda Ret 20 Ret 0
62   Hans Klingebiel Honda 26 25 20 0
63   Jean-Paul Lecointe Suzuki 20 0
64   Keiji Kinoshita Honda 21 0
65   Ian Pratt Honda 21 DNQ Ret DNQ 0
66   Rudolf Zeller Manhattan 24 21 27 0
67   Kenmei Matsumoto Honda 22 0
68   Fabian Pilloud Honda 22 0
69   Martin Trosch Honda Ret 22 0
70   Mark Phillips Suzuki 22 Ret 0
71   Pascal Seguela Honda 22 0
72   Pavol Dekanek Honda 23 Ret Ret 28 0
73   Bernard Gitton Fior 23 0
74   Peter Graves Honda 23 0
75   Felix Beck Honda 24 0
76   Helmut Schutz Honda 25 DNQ Ret 0
77   Anton Berghammer Suzuki 26 0
78   Dario Marchetti Honda 29 0
79   Harry Heutmekers Suzuki 30 0
80   Michael Kaplan Honda Ret 31 0
81   Alan Carter Honda Ret Ret 0
82   Freddie Merkel Honda Ret Ret 0
83   Doug Polen Suzuki Ret 0
84   Hikaru Miyagi Honda Ret 0
85   Norio Iobe Honda Ret 0
86   Osamu Hiwatashi Suzuki Ret 0
87   Greg Drew PRP Ret 0
88   James Judd Yamaha Ret 0
89   Malcolm Campbell Honda Ret 0
90   Eugene Brown Suzuki Ret 0
91   Larry Moreno Vacondio Suzuki DNQ Ret DNQ DNQ 0
92   Raymond Roche Cagiva Ret Ret 0
93   Roland Busch Honda Ret 0
94   Karl Truchsess Honda Ret 0
95   Stephane Mertens Honda Ret 0
96   Bernard Andrault Honda Ret 0
97   Patrick Leruste Fior Ret 0
98   Patrick Salles Fior Ret 0
99   David Crampton Suzuki Ret 0
100   John Mossey Suzuki Ret 0
101   Torbjorn Bastiansen Suzuki Ret 0

250cc standings[7][8]Edit

Place Rider Number Country Team Machine Points Wins
1   Sito Pons 1 Spain Campsa-Honda NSR250 262 7
2   Reinhold Roth 5 Germany HB Römer-Honda NSR250 190 2
3   Jacques Cornu 3 Switzerland Lucky Strike Elf-Honda NSR250 187 1
4   Carlos Cardús 9 Spain Repsol-Honda NSR250 162 1
5   Luca Cadalora 6 Italy Marlboro Yamaha-Agostini YZR250 127 2
6   Masahiro Shimizu 10 Japan Ajinomoto-Honda NSR250 116 0
7   Jean-Philippe Ruggia 7 France Gauloises Blondes-Yamaha YZR250 110 0
8   Juan Garriga 2 Spain Ducados-Yamaha YZR250 98 0
9   Helmut Bradl 17 Germany HB Rallye Sport-Honda NSR250 88 0
10   Martin Wimmer 14 Germany Hein Gericke-Aprilia RS250 62 0
11 Loris Reggiani 52
12 Didier de Radiguès 51
13 Wilco Zeelenberg 41
14 John Kocinski 40
15 Toshihiko Honma 36
16 Jochen Schmid 36
17 Carlos Lavado 31
18 Alex Barros 30
19 Garry Cowan 25
20 Jim Filice 22
21 Renzo Colleoni 21
22 Ivan Palazzese 19
23 Alberto Puig 18
24 Harald Eckl 18
25 Marcellino Lucchi 17
26 Daniel Amatriain 14
27 Alain Bronec 11
28 Tadayuki Okada 10
29 Toshinobu Shiomori 9
30 Jose Morillas 9
31 Stefano Caracchi 9
32 Fausto Ricci 8
33 Alberto Rota 6
34 Hans Spaan 6
35 Daryl Beattie 4
36 Kevin Mitchell 4
37 Paolo Casoli 4
38 Andy Preining 4
39 Maurizio Vitali 2
40 Luis Lavado 2
41 Junya Arai 1
41 Harald Becker 1
41 Manfred Herweh 1
41 August Auinger 1

125cc standingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Àlex Crivillé 28 Spain JJ Cobas 166 5
2   Hans Spaan 3 Netherlands Honda 152 4
3   Ezio Gianola 2 Italy Honda 138 2
4   Hisashi Unemoto 11 Japan Honda 104
5   Fausto Gresini 22 Italy Aprilia 102
6   Koji Takada 18 Japan Honda 99
7   Stefan Prein 8 West Germany Honda 92
8   Julian Miralles 4 Spain Derbi 90
9   Jorge Martínez 1 Spain Derbi 72 1
10   Alan Scott 12 United States Honda 54
11 Adi Stadler 53
12 Robin Milton 46
13 Luis Miguel Reyes 35
14 Domenico Brigaglia 34
15 Dirk Raudies 29
16 Alfred Waibel 25
17 Taru Rinne 23
18 Lucio Pietroniro 22
19 Bruno Casanova 20
20 Doriano Romboni 20
21 Flemming Kistrup 18
22 Robin Appleyard 18
23 Thierry Feuz 15
24 Masayuki Hirose 13
25 Herri Torrontegui 13
26 Kenichi Yoshida 11
27 Jean Claude Selini 11
28 Masato Shima 10
29 Corrado Catalano 10
30 Johnny Wickstroem 10
31 Yutaka Fujihara 9
32 Kazuaki Yamashita 8
33 Hubert Abold 8
34 Shinichi Fujiyama 7
35 Kazuja Yamada 6
36 Gerhard Waibel 6
37 Mike Leitner 4
38 Gabriele Debbia 3
39 Jean Pierre Jeandat 3
40 Stuart Edwards 3
42 Bady Hassaine 2
42 Josef Fischer 2
44 Alex Bedford 1
44 Heinz Lüthi 1
44 Herve Duffard 1

80cc standingsEdit

Place Rider Number Country Machine Points Wins
1   Manuel Herreros 4 Spain Derbi 92
2   Stefan Dörflinger 3 Switzerland Krauser 80
3   Peter Öttl 5 West Germany Krauser 75 3
4   Herri Torrontegui Spain Krauser 75 2
5   Gabriele Gnani 10 Italy Gnani 45
6   Paolo Priori Italy Krauser 41
7   Bogdan Nikolov 6 Bulgaria Krauser 40
8   Jorge Martínez Spain Derbi 35 1
9   Jaime Mariano Spain Casal 33
10   Jörg Seel West Germany Seel 32
11 Andres Sanchez 30
12 Julian Miralles 26
13 Hans Koopman 23
14 Ralf Waldmann 23
15 Josè Saez 20
16 Bernd Völkel 13
17 Jos Van Dongen 13
18 Bert Smit 12
19 Stefan Kurfiss 12
20 Luis Alvaro 10
21 Giuseppe Ascareggi 9
22 Roberto Sassone 7
23 Janos Szabo 6
24 Zdravko Matulja 5
25 Jacques Bernard 5
26 Janez Pintar 4
27 Stefan Brägger 4
28 Thomas Engl 3
29 Günter Schrinhofer 3
30 René Dünki 3
31 Mathias Ehinger 2
32 Heinz Paschen 1
33 Xavier Arumi 1

ReferencesEdit

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