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Sir Stirling Moss retires – no more racing

Moss ends historic racing career with dramatic pit-stop interview at Le Mans Legends race.

Stirling Moss Mercedes W196 Goodwood Revival

Moss was a fixture at the Goodwood Revival, here driving a Mercedes W196 in a parade to mark his 80th birthday.

A radiolemans pit-stop interview became the backdrop to Sir Stirling Moss’ announcement of his immediate retirement from historic racing this afternoon. The 81-year-old racing driver, gentleman, and historic motorsport ambassador pulled his Porsche RS61 into the pits and made the shock announcement.

Moss has been a true constant in historic racing ever since he ended his professional career following his near-fatal accident in 1962 at Goodwood. The winner of 16 Grands Prix, he starred in all forms of motorsport, including rallying, but perhaps his most celebrated victory was in the 1955 Mille Miglia, which he won for Mercedes at an average speed of 98mph.

We wish Sir Stirling and Lady Moss a fulfilling and more genteel pace of life.

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