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Programme Cover - World Sports Prototype Championship Suzuka 1989
Event: WSPC Suzuka, JapanDate: 9.4.1989
Track: Suzuka Circuit (J), 5.859 kmsDistance: 480 kilometresAttendance: 31000

World Sports Prototype Championship Suzuka

Start time: unknown; Grid: unknown; Weather: cold, breezy

Entered: 37

Practiced: 36

Started: 34

Classified: 24

Group C1 (C1) : P:30, ST:28, CL:22

Group C2 (C2) : P:4, ST:4, CL:1

IMSA GTP (GTP) : P:2, ST:2, CL:1

Entry List
Entry list is not available.
Photos by courtesy of: Osam Kuwata (16), Nissan Motorsport (3) and Sergey Suhovsky (1)
Race added to RSC Photo Gallery: 22/09/2009 Last photo update on this page: 27/05/2017
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11 - Jaguar XJR-9 #TWR-J12C-588 (Advanced) - Silk Cut JaguarJaguar XJR-9 #TWR-J12C-588 (Advanced) - Jaguar TWR Jaguar V12/Alan Scott V12/60° 2v 6995.3 cc N/AC1
Silk Cut Jaguar (GB)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jan Lammers (NL)/Patrick Tambay (F)Result: did not finish (Out of fuel)
Grid: 3rd (1:53.319)
Colours: white/violet (+yellow)
Tyres: Dunlop
Photo updated: 07/12/2016Photo by courtesy of: Osam Kuwata
22 - Jaguar XJR-9 #TWR-J12C-688 (Advanced) - Silk Cut JaguarJaguar XJR-9 #TWR-J12C-688 (Advanced) - Jaguar TWR Jaguar V12/Alan Scott V12/60° 2v 6995.3 cc N/AC1
Silk Cut Jaguar (GB)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: John Nielsen (DK)/Andy Wallace (GB)Result: 5th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 12th (1:55.307)
Colours: white/violet (+yellow)
Tyres: Dunlop
Photo updated: 07/12/2016Photo by courtesy of: Osam Kuwata
77 - Porsche 962 C #007 - Joest RacingPorsche 962 C #007 - Porsche F6 4v DOHC 2994 cc TurboC1
Joest Racing (D)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Bob Wollek (F)/Frank Jelinski (D)Result: 3rd (1m53s682 behind the winner)
Grid: 10th (1:55.191)
Colours: white/blue
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 07/12/2016Photo by courtesy of: Osam Kuwata
1414 - Porsche 962 C GTi #RLR 200 (RLR) - Richard Lloyd Racing (Cabin Racing)Porsche 962 C GTi #RLR 200 (RLR) - Porsche F6 4v DOHC 2994 cc TurboC1
Richard Lloyd Racing (Cabin Racing) (GB)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Derek Bell (GB)/Tiff Needell (GB)Result: 19th (6 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 22nd (1:58.966)
Colours: red (+white)
Tyres: Goodyear
Photo updated: 07/12/2016Photo by courtesy of: Osam Kuwata
2323 - Nissan R88C #R88C-5 (March-LM) - Nissan Motorsports InternationalNissan R88C #R88C-5 (March-LM) - Nissan VRH30 V8/90° 4v 2996 cc 2xIHIC1
Nissan Motorsports International (J)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Kazuyoshi Hoshino (J)/Toshio Suzuki (J)Result: 4th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 7th (1:54.518)
Colours: blue/white/red
Tyres: Bridgestone
Photo updated: 27/05/2017Photo by courtesy of: Osam Kuwata and Nissan Motorsport
2424 - Nissan R88C #R88C-7 (March-LM) - Nissan Motorsports InternationalNissan R88C #R88C-7 (March-LM) - Nissan VRH30 V8/90° 4v 2996 cc 2xIHIC1
Nissan Motorsports International (J)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Masahiro Hasemi (J)/Anders Olofsson (S)Result: 11th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 6th (1:54.347)
Colours: blue/white/red
Tyres: Bridgestone
Photo updated: 27/05/2017Photo by courtesy of: Nissan Motorsport
3737 - Toyota 89C-V #006 - Toyota Team Tom'sToyota 89C-V #006 - Toyota R32V V8/90° 4v DOHC 3169 cc 2xToyota CT26-RTC1
Toyota Team Tom's (J)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Geoff Lees (GB)/Johnny Dumfries (GB)
listed, never drove:
Paolo Barilla (I)
Result: 20th (7 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 1st (1:50.635)
Colours: yellow/white (+black)
Tyres: Bridgestone
Photo updated: 07/12/2016Photo by courtesy of: Osam Kuwata
6161 - Sauber-Mercedes C9/88 #88-C9-04 - Team Sauber MercedesSauber C9/88 #88-C9-04 - Mercedes M119 V8/90° 4v 4973 cc 2xKKK K27C1
Team Sauber Mercedes (CH/D)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jean-Louis Schlesser (F)/Mauro Baldi (I)
DNS:
Kenny Acheson (GB); listed, never drove: Jochen Mass (D)
Result: winner - (170.596 kph) - margin: 6s181
Grid: 4th (1:53.474)
Colours: silver
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 07/12/2016Photo by courtesy of: Osam Kuwata
6262 - Sauber-Mercedes C9/88 #88-C9-03 - Team Sauber MercedesSauber C9/88 #88-C9-03 - Mercedes M119 V8/90° 4v 4973 cc 2xKKK K27C1
Team Sauber Mercedes (CH/D)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Kenny Acheson (GB)
DNS:
Jean-Louis Schlesser (F), Jochen Mass (D); listed, never drove: Mauro Baldi (I)
Result: 2nd (6s181 behind the winner)
Grid: 30th (2:05.831)
Colours: silver
Tyres: Michelin
Photo updated: 07/12/2016Photo by courtesy of: Sergey Suhovsky and Osam Kuwata
7272 - Porsche 962 C #132 - Obermaier Primagaz (From A Racing)Porsche 962 C #132 - Porsche F6 4v DOHC 2994 cc TurboC1
Obermaier Primagaz (From A Racing) (D/J)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: /Akihiko Nakaya (J)/Harald Grohs (D)Result: 10th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 5th (1:53.928)
Colours: yellow
Tyres: Bridgestone
Photo updated: 07/12/2016Photo by courtesy of: Osam Kuwata
100100 - Porsche 962 C GTi #106B (RLR) - Richard Lloyd Racing (Trust Racing Team)Porsche 962 C GTi #106B (RLR) - Porsche F6 4v DOHC 2994 cc TurboC1
Richard Lloyd Racing (Trust Racing Team) (GB/J)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: George Fouché (ZA)/Steven Andskar (S)Result: 13th (3 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 8th (1:54.770)
Colours: white (+blue)
Tyres: Dunlop
Photo updated: 07/12/2016Photo by courtesy of: Osam Kuwata
201201 - Mazda 767 #002 - MazdaspeedMazda 767 #002 - Mazda 13J Racing 4R 2616 cc RotaryGTP
Mazdaspeed (J)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Takashi Yorino (J)/Tetsuya Oota (J)Result: 17th 1st in GTP (5 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 17th (1:57.715)
Colours: red/green (+black)
Tyres: Dunlop
Photo updated: 07/12/2016Photo by courtesy of: Osam Kuwata
202202 - Mazda 767B #001 - MazdaspeedMazda 767 B #001 - Mazda 13J Racing 4R 2616 cc RotaryGTP
Mazdaspeed (J)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Yoshimi Katayama (J)/Youjirou Terada (J)Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 19th (1:58.024)
Colours: red/green (+black)
Tyres: Dunlop
Photo updated: 07/12/2016Photo by courtesy of: Osam Kuwata
No photos available:
5The car is not available on a photoPorsche 962 C #003BM (Thompson) - Porsche F6 4v DOHC 2994 cc TurboC1
Repsol Brun Motorsport (CH)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Harald Huysman (B)/Juha Varjosaari (SF)
listed, never drove:
Jésus Pareja (E), Walter Brun (CH)
Result: did not finish (Accident)
Grid: 18th (1:57.744)
Colours: yellow/blue
Tyres: Yokohama
6The car is not available on a photoPorsche 962 C #004BM (Thompson) - Porsche F6 4v DOHC 2994 cc TurboC1
Repsol Brun Motorsport (CH)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Walter Brun (CH)/Jésus Pareja (E)
listed, never drove:
Hans-Joachim Stuck (D), Gregor Foitek (CH), Oscar Larrauri (RA)
Result: 18th (5 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 23rd (1:59.728)
Colours: dark blue/white/orange/red
Tyres: Yokohama
8The car is not available on a photoPorsche 962 C #004=>104C - Porsche F6 4v DOHC 2994 cc 2xKKKC1
Joest Racing (D)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jean-Louis Ricci (F)/Claude Ballot-Léna (F)Result: did not finish (Gearbox)
Grid: 29th (2:04.676)
Colours: white
Tyres: Goodyear
10The car is not available on a photoPorsche 962 CK6 #CK6/88 (Thompson) - Porsche F6 4xOHC 2994 cc TurboC1
Porsche Kremer Racing (D)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: /Giovanni Lavaggi (I)/Bruno Giacomelli (I)Result: did not finish (Engine)
Grid: 16th (1:57.397)
Colours: red
Tyres: Yokohama
11The car is not available on a photoPorsche 962 CK6 #CK6/89-1 (Thompson) - Porsche F6 4xOHC 2994 cc TurboC1
Porsche Kremer Racing (Leyton House Racing Team) (D)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Masanori Sekiya (J)/Hideki Okada (J)Result: 9th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 14th (1:56.636)
Colours: light blue
Tyres: Bridgestone
13The car is not available on a photoCougar C22S #03 - Porsche Type 935/82 F6 2994 cc TurboC1
Courage Competition (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Pascal Fabre (F)/Alessandro Santin (I)Result: 14th (3 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 26th (2:00.789)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
16The car is not available on a photoPorsche 962 C #005BM (Thompson) - Porsche F6 4v DOHC 2994 cc TurboC1
Repsol Brun Motorsport (CH)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Oscar Larrauri (RA)/Maurizio Sandro Sala (BR)
listed, never drove:
Hans-Joachim Stuck (D), Uwe Schäfer (D), Harald Huysman (B)
Result: 8th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 25th (2:00.740)
Colours: black
Tyres: Yokohama
17The car is not available on a photoPorsche 962 C #133 - Porsche F6 4v DOHC 2994 cc Twin-TurboC1
Dauer Racing (D)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jochen Dauer (D)/Franz Konrad (A)Result: 15th (4 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 24th (2:00.270)
Colours: white/red
Tyres: Yokohama
20The car is not available on a photoPorsche 962 C #138 - Porsche F6 4v DOHC 2994 cc TurboC1
Team Davey (GB)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Tim Lee-Davey (GB)/Jürgen Barth (D)Result: 22nd (11 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 27th (2:01.052)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Dunlop
21The car is not available on a photoSpice SE89C #004 - Ford Cosworth DFZ/Nicholson V8/90° 4v DOHC 3494 cc N/AC1
Spice Engineering (GB)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Eliseo Salazar (RCH)/Ray Bellm (GB)
DNS:
Thorkild Thyrring (DK)
Result: did not finish (Water leak)
Grid: 15th (1:56.951)
Colours: yellow (+black)
Tyres: Goodyear
22The car is not available on a photoSpice SE89C #003 - Ford Cosworth DFZ V8 3494 cc N/AC1
Spice Engineering (GB)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Thorkild Thyrring (DK)/Wayne Taylor (ZA)Result: did not finish (Electrics)
Grid: 28th (2:02.589)
Colours: yellow
Tyres: Goodyear
26The car is not available on a photoSpice SE88C #005 - Ford Cosworth DFZ/Mader V8/90° 4v DOHC 3494 cc N/AC1
France Prototeam (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Henri Pescarolo (F)/Alain Ferté (F)Result: did not start (Engine in warm up)
Grid: (2:06.187) - 32nd fastest qualifier
Colours: white/pink
Tyres: Goodyear
29The car is not available on a photoLancia LC2/89 #0008 (Dallara) - Ferrari 308C V8/90° 4v DOHC 3014 cc 2xKKKC1
Mussato Action Car (I)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Franco Scapini (I)/Gianfranco Tacchino (I)Result: did not qualify (Electrics)
Grid: (3:16.812) - 36th fastest qualifier
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Dunlop
34The car is not available on a photoPorsche 962 C #134 - Porsche F6 4v DOHC 2994 cc TurboC1
Porsche Alméras Montpellier (Advan Alpha Nova) (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Kunimitsu Takahashi (J)/Stanley Dickens (S)Result: 7th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 13th (1:56.258)
Colours: black/red
Tyres: Yokohama
36The car is not available on a photoToyota 89C-V #003 - Toyota R32V V8/90° 4v DOHC 3169 cc 2xToyota CT26-RTC1
Toyota Team Tom's (J)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Hitoshi Ogawa (J)/Paolo Barilla (I)
listed, never drove:
Geoff Lees (GB)
Result: 6th (1 lap behind the winner)
Grid: 2nd (1:51.553)
Colours: blue/white
Tyres: Bridgestone
40The car is not available on a photoPorsche 962 C #111 - Porsche F6 4v DOHC 2800 cc 2xKKKC1
Swiss Team Salamin (Advan Alpha Tomei) (J)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Kazuo Mogi (J)/Kenji Takahashi (J)
listed, never drove:
Keiiti Tutiya (J)
Result: 16th (4 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 21st (1:58.722)
Colours: black
Tyres: Yokohama
50The car is not available on a photoToyota 89C-V #004 - Toyota R32V V8/90° 4v DOHC 3169 cc 2xToyota CT26-RTC1
Toyota Team Tom's (SARD) (J)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Roland Ratzenberger (A)/Keiichi Suzuki (J)Result: 24th (20 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 20th (1:58.646)
Colours: black/silver (+white)
Tyres: Dunlop
55The car is not available on a photoPorsche 962 C #008 - Porsche F6 4v DOHC 2994 cc TurboC1
Team Davey (Omron Racing Team) (AUS)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Vern Schuppan (AUS)/Eje Elgh (S)Result: 12th (2 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 9th (1:55.084)
Colours: blue/white
Tyres: Dunlop
61TThe car is not available on a photoSauber C9/88 # - Mercedes M119 V8/90° 4v 4973 cc 2xKKK K27C1
Team Sauber Mercedes (CH/D)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jean-Louis Schlesser (F)Massimo Baldi (I)/Kenny Acheson (GB)/Jochen Mass (D)Result: practiced only (T-car)
Grid: T-car
Colours: silver
Tyres: Michelin
85The car is not available on a photoMarch 88S #87G-1=>88G-1 (March-LM) - Nissan VG30 V6/60° 2v SOHC 3223 cc 2xGarrett TO3C1
Nissan Motorsports Int'l (Cabin Racing Team with Le Mans) (J)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Takao Wada (J)/Akio Morimoto (J)Result: 21st (8 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 11th (1:55.250)
Colours: red (+white)
Tyres: Yokohama
101The car is not available on a photoSpice SE86C #002 - Hart 418T/Cosworth L4 4v DOHC 1873 cc 1xHolsetC2
Chamberlain Engineering (GB)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Fermin Velez (E)/Nick Adams (GB)Result: 23rd 1st in C2 (19 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 32nd (2:06.309) - 33rd fastest qualifier
Colours: white/red (+black)
Tyres: Goodyear
103The car is not available on a photoSpice SE88C #002 - Ford Cosworth DFL/Mader V8/90° 4v DOHC 3298 cc N/AC2
France Prototeam (F)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Almo Coppelli (I)/Bernard Thuner (CH)Result: did not finish (Electrics)
Grid: 31st (2:05.860)
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
107The car is not available on a photoTiga GC289 #372 - Ford Cosworth DFL V8/90° 4v DOHC 3298 cc N/AC2
Tiga Race Team (GB)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: Jari Nurminen (SF)/Luigi Taverna (I)Result: did not finish (Electrics)
Grid: 33rd (2:07.299) - 34th fastest qualifier
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
108The car is not available on a photoTiga GC289 #336=>368 - Ford Cosworth DFL V8/90° 4v DOHC 3955 cc N/AC2
Roy Baker Racing (GB)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Driven by: John Sheldon (GB)/Leif Lindström (S)Result: disqualified (Assisted start) (35 laps behind the winner)
Grid: 34th (2:14.684) - 35th fastest qualifier
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Dunlop
If you have a picture of any car that is missing in the gallery or you might have a better photo, please, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Entered cars that did not arrive:
18The car did not arriveAston Martin AMR1 #01 (Courtaulds) - Aston Martin RDP87/Callaway V8/90° 4v 5300 cc N/AC1
Aston Martin (GB)Closed bodywork
Mid-engined
Drivers listed: David Leslie (GB)/Brian Redman (GB)Result: did not arrive
Colours: unknown
Tyres: Goodyear
More photos from this race:
Photos by: Osam Kuwata (3)
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