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Event: Wheatcroft Gold CupDate: 3.9.1989
Track: Donington Park (United Kingdom), 4.023 kmsOrganiser: unknown

World Sports Prototype Championship Donington

Weather:sunny, warm, dry
Start time:unknown
Grid:unknown
Distance:480 kilometres
Attendance:30000
Entered:43
Practiced:41
Qualified:34
Started:33
Finished:18
Classified:16
Classes:PractStartClass
Group C1232113
Group C211113
IMSA GTP110
Pre-race sessions:
1 non-qualifying practice session held for a total of 120 minutes on 1/9
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 150 minutes on 2/9
30 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:62Sauber-Mercedes C9/88Schlesser / Mass
Group C2:107Tiga GC289 FordNurminen / Trevor
Leaders:
lap 11:Jaguar XJR 11Lammers
laps 1-10:Sauber Mercedes C9Baldi
laps 12-18:Sauber Mercedes C9Schlesser
laps 19-21:Jaguar XJR 11Lammers
laps 22-36:Sauber Mercedes C9Schlesser
laps 37-45:Nissan R 89 CBailey
laps 46-89:Nissan R 89 CBlundell
laps 90-120:Sauber Mercedes C9Schlesser
Fastest Laps:
Overall:62Sauber-Mercedes C9/88Schlesser / Mass1:24.458
Group C2:101Spice SE89C FordFermin Velez (E)1:28.450163.618 km/h
IMSA GTP:201Mazda 767BKennedy / Dieudonné1:28.440
Pole Positions:
Overall:61Sauber-Mercedes C9/88Mauro Baldi (I)1:19.123183.058 km/h
Group C2:101Spice SE89C FordFermin Velez (E)1:25.237
IMSA GTP:201Mazda 767BDavid Kennedy (IRL)1:25.438
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Spice (9), Porsche (8), Tiga (4), Sauber (2), Aston Martin (2), Jaguar (2)
Top engines by numbers:Ford (13), Porsche (9), Mercedes (2), Aston Martin (2), Jaguar (2)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 962 (8), Tiga GC289 (3), Spice SE88C (3), Spice SE89C (3)
Driver nationalities:GB (19), F (14), I (8), CH (4), D (3), B (3), E (2), ZA (2), IRL (2)
Team nationalities:GB (13), CH (5), F (4), D (3), I (3), J (3), CH/D (2)
Most used colours:white (37%), blue (20%), red (16%), yellow (12%), silver (6%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (100%)
Average engine size:3434 cc (with regard to 51% turbocharged cars and 3% cars with rotary engine an applicable size is 4258 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Claude Ballot-Léna (53), Brian Redman (52), Derek Bell (48)
Youngest known drivers:Mark Blundell (23), George Fouché (24), Tim Harvey (28)

Official Race Programme:

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