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1989 World Sportscar Championship

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1989 World Sportscar Championship
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The 1989 World Sportscar Championship season was the 37th season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It featured the 1989 FIA World Sports Prototype Championship, which was open to Group C1 Sports Prototypes, Group C2 Sports Prototypes and IMSA GTP cars. The championship was contested over an eight round series which ran from 9 April to 29 October 1989.

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World Sports Prototype Championship for Drivers

Drivers Championship points were awarded to the top 10 finishers in each race in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 with the following exceptions:

  • No points were awarded if the car did not complete 90% of the distance covered by the winning car
  • Any driver failing to complete 30% of the distance covered by the car which he or she was driving was not eligible for points
  • Any driver competing in more than one car was not eligible for points
  • Only the best six races results were counted for each driver, any additional points being disregarded (as shown in the above table within brackets)

    World Sports Prototype Championship for Teams

    Teams Championship points were awarded to the top 10 outright finishers in each race in the order of 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 with the following exceptions:

  • Only the highest placed car from each team was eligible to score points, with no points awarded for positions filled by any other cars from the same team.
  • No points were awarded if the car did not complete 90% of the distance covered by the winning car
  • Group C1, Group C2 and IMSA GTP cars were all eligible to score points.

    Only the best six race results could be retained by each team.

    FIA Cup for C2 Drivers

    The FIA Cup for C2 Drivers was won jointly by Nick Adams and Fermin Velez driving a Spice SE89C Ford Cosworth for Chamberlain Engineering.

    Points towards the FIA Cup for C2 Drivers were awarded on the same basis as for the World Sports Prototype Championship for Drivers, but only to drivers of Group C2 cars.

    FIA Cup for C2 Teams

    Points towards the FIA Cup for C2 Teams were awarded on the same basis as for the World Sports Prototype Championship for Teams, but only to teams competing with Group C2 cars.

    References

    1989 World Sportscar Championship Wikipedia


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