1990 480 km of Montreal

The 1990 480 km of Montreal (promoted as the Player's Ltée Mondial Montréal) was the eighth round of the 1990 World Sportscar Championship season, taking place at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Canada. It took place on September 23, 1990.

The race was ended just after half distance due to a heavy accident. Jésus Pareja's Brun 962C collided with a manhole cover which had been pulled free by the ground effects of the car ahead of it, leading to a large fire. Concern over the manhole covers led to the organizers stopping the race a few laps later, with half points being awarded due to failing to complete 75% of the race distance.

This race also saw the competition debut of Peugeot, with their new 905.

Official resultsEdit

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 C 1   Team Sauber Mercedes   Jean-Louis Schlesser
  Mauro Baldi
Mercedes-Benz C11 G 61
Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0L Turbo V8
2 C 23   Nissan Motorsports International   Mark Blundell
  Julian Bailey
Nissan R90CK D 61
Nissan VHR35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
3 C 14   Richard Lloyd Racing   Manuel Reuter Porsche 962C GTi G 61
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
4 C 10   Porsche Kremer Racing   Bernd Schneider Porsche 962CK6 Y 61
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
5 C 24   Nissan Motorsports International   Kenny Acheson Nissan R90CK D 61
Nissan VHR35Z 3.5L Turbo V8
6 C 7   Joest Porsche Racing   Bob Wollek
  Frank Jelinski
Porsche 962C M 61
Porsche Type-935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
7 C 37   Toyota Team Tom's   Geoff Lees
  John Watson
Toyota 89C-V B 60
Toyota R36V 3.6L Turbo V8
8 C 8   Joest Porsche Racing   Jonathan Palmer
  Hans-Joachim Stuck
Porsche 962C M 60
Porsche Type-935 3.2L Turbo Flat-6
9 C 2   Team Sauber Mercedes   Jochen Mass
  Karl Wendlinger
Mercedes-Benz C11 G 60
Mercedes-Benz M119 5.0L Turbo V8
10
DNF
C 15   Brun Motorsport   Oscar Larrauri
  Harald Huysman
Porsche 962C Y 59
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
11 C 26   Obermaier Racing   Harald Grohs Porsche 962C G 59
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
12 C 29   Chamberlain Engineering   Richard Piper Spice SE89C G 59
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
13 C 9   Joest Racing   Henri Pescarolo
  "John Winter"
Porsche 962C G 59
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
14 C 36   Toyota Team Tom's   Johnny Dumfries
  Roberto Ravaglia
Toyota 90C-V B 58
Toyota R36V 3.6L Turbo V8
15
DNF
C 3   Silk Cut Jaguar   Martin Brundle
  Jan Lammers
Jaguar XJR-11 G 58
Jaguar JV6 3.5L Turbo V6
16
DNF
C 17   Brun Motorsport   Bernard Santal
  Jesús Pareja
Porsche 962C Y 58
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
17 C 27   Obermaier Racing   Otto Altenbach
  Jürgen Lässig
Porsche 962C G 58
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
18 C 34   Equipe Alméras Fréres   Jacques Alméras
  Jean-Marie Alméras
Porsche 962C G 57
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
19
DNF
C 12   Courage Compétition   Denis Morin
  Bernard Thuner
Cougar C24S G 56
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
20 C 39   Swiss Team Salamin   Antoine Salamin
  Max Cohen-Olivar
Porsche 962C G 56
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
21 C 22   Spice Engineering   Wayne Taylor
  Fermín Vélez
Spice SE90C G 55
Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5L V8
22 C 32   Konrad Motorsport   Franz Konrad
  Harri Toivonen
Porsche 962C G 52
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
23
DNF
C 13   Courage Compétition   Pascal Fabre
  Michel Trollé
Cougar C24S G 46
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
24
DNF
C 4   Silk Cut Jaguar   Andy Wallace
  Davy Jones
Jaguar XJR-11 G 37
Jaguar JV6 3.5L Turbo V6
25
DNF
C 20   Team Davey   Tim Lee-Davey Porsche 962C D 30
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
26
DNF
C 30   GP Motorsport   Beppe Gabbiani Spice SE90C D 23
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
27
DNF
C 16   Brun Motorsport   Jesús Pareja
  Walter Brun
Porsche 962C Y 22
Porsche Type-935 3.0L Turbo Flat-6
28
DNF
C 44   Peugeot Talbot Sport   Keke Rosberg
  Jean-Pierre Jabouille
Peugeot 905 M 22
Peugeot SA35 3.5L V10
29
DNF
C 41   Alba Formula   Giorgio Francia Alba AR20 G 8
Buick 4.5L V6
30
DNF
C 35   Automobiles Louis Descartes   François Migault
  Luigi Taverna
ALD C289 D 3
Ford Cosworth DFL 3.3L V8
DNS C 21   Spice Engineering   Wayne Taylor
  Fermín Vélez
Spice SE90C G -
Ford Cosworth DFR 3.5L V8
DNS C 28   Chamberlain Engineering   Nick Adams
  Charles Zwolsman
Spice SE89C G -
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8
DNQ C 40   The Berkeley Team London   Ranieri Randaccio
  Pasquale Barberio
Spice SE89C G -
Ford Cosworth DFZ 3.5L V8

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #1 Team Sauber Mercedes - 1:25.407
  • Fastest Lap - #1 Team Sauber Mercedes - 1:28.725
  • Distance - 267.79 km
  • Average Speed - 153.461 km/h

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