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Event: WSPC Suzuka, JapanDate: 9.4.1989
Track: Suzuka Circuit (Japan), 5.859 kmsOrganiser: Suzuka Circuit Land, SMSC

World Sports Prototype Championship Suzuka

Weather:cold, breezy
Start time:unknown
Grid:unknown
Distance:480 kilometres
Attendance:31000
Entered:37
Practiced:36
Qualified:35
Started:34
Finished:25
Classified:24
Classes:PractStartClass
Group C1302822
Group C2441
IMSA GTP221
Pre-race sessions:
1 non-qualifying practice session held for a total of 120 minutes on 7/4
2 qualifying sessions held for a total of 180 minutes on 8-9/4
30 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:61Sauber-Mercedes C9/88Schlesser / Baldi
Group C2:101Spice SE86C HartVelez / Adams
IMSA GTP:201Mazda 767Yorino / Oota
Fastest Laps:
Overall:1Jaguar XJR-9Jan Lammers (NL)1:57.549179.435 km/hlap 75
Group C2:101Spice SE86C HartFermin Velez (E)2:08.696
IMSA GTP:202Mazda 767BKatayama / Terada2:03.750
Pole Positions:
Overall:37Toyota 89C-VGeoff Lees (GB)1:50.635190.649 km/h
Group C2:103Spice SE88C FordCoppelli / Thuner2:05.860
IMSA GTP:201Mazda 767Yorino / Oota1:57.715
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (15), Spice (4), Toyota (3), Sauber (2), Nissan (2), Jaguar (2), Mazda (2), Tiga (2)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (16), Ford (5), Nissan (3), Toyota (3), Mercedes (2), Jaguar (2), Mazda (2)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 962 (15), Toyota 89C-V (3), Sauber C9 (2), Nissan R88C (2), Jaguar XJR-9 (2), Mazda 767 (2), Spice SE89C (2), Tiga GC289 (2)
Driver nationalities:J (17), GB (10), I (7), F (6), S (5), D (4), DK (2), E (2), CH (2), A (2), SF (2), ZA (2)
Team nationalities:GB (9), J (9), D (5), CH (3), F (3), CH/D (2)
Most used colours:white (24%), red (18%), blue (16%), yellow (14%), black (12%), silver (7%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (100%)
Average engine size:3382 cc (with regard to 73% turbocharged cars and 5% cars with rotary engine an applicable size is 4587 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Claude Ballot-Léna (53), Kunimitsu Takahashi (49), Yoshimi Katayama (49)
Youngest known drivers:George Fouché (24), Steven Andskar (25), Roland Ratzenberger (27)

Official Race Programme:

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