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Sir Stirling Moss retires from racing

Moss retires from racing

Sir Stirling Moss announces his retirement on the eve of the Le Mans Legends race this weekend.

Sir Stirling Moss retires from racing

Sir Stirling Moss retires from racing

Sir Stirling Moss has announced he is retiring from competitive motor racing at the age 81. Moss was scheduled to race his Porsche RS61 with Ian Nuthall in Sunday's Le Mans Legends race, but shortly after qualifying he told fans that he's hanging up his driving gloves for good.

'I was frightened before I even got in the car,' he said. 'This afternoon I scared myself and I have always said that if I felt I was not up to it or that I was getting in the way of fellow competitors, then I would retire. I love racing, but now it is time to stop.'

For the full inside story of his retirement and his final drive of the RS61, see the August issue of Octane, on sale 27 June.

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3 Comments

very sad news, have a good retirement Sir Moss

By andyj288 on 23 June, 2011, 12:08pm

Gosh I hope Sir Stirling reads this. The seminal moment that led to my obsession with performance cars was meeting you, and having you autograph my programme, after you'd driven a D-type at an historic meet at Amaroo Park in Sydney when I was about eight years old. I wish you nothing but happiness for your retirement. If only more modern drivers looked to you for inspiration. The last of the gentleman racers.

By joshgtv on 23 June, 2011, 12:30pm

Hope that you have a long and healthy retirement Sir Stirling. You are all that a gentleman racer should be (and who could forget that 1955 Mille Miglia).

By jayell on 25 July, 2011, 8:38pm

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