Sir Stirling Moss was a motoring legend. His skill behind the wheel was unquestionable, his kindness and sportsmanship abundantly clear, and he is sorely missed by all in the motorsport community. And to honour his name, Goodwood’s Kinrara Trophy will permanently be renamed the Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy.
Kinrara Trophy to be renamed Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy
The Kinrara Trophy, often dubbed ‘the most beautiful motor race in the world’, is a two-driver race for GT cars that competed before 1963. A highlight of the Revival since its introduction in 2016, it sees some truly jaw-dropping race cars battle it out on track as the sun sets on the Revival’s Friday evening. Regular entrants include the Aston Martin DB4 GT and the Ferrari 250 SWB, both of which Sir Stirling raced and won with here during the circuit’s heyday.
“Stirling and I always received such a warm welcome at Goodwood from the family and the fans,” Lady Susie Moss said. “He would have been touched to be remembered with a race in his name. In fact, he'd probably be raring to have a go at it himself.”
With no Revival in 2020, the first Stirling Moss Revival Trophy will be at Goodwood SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard in October, preceded by an on-track celebration of Moss’ career. The Duke of Richmond will be joined by Lady Susie in the famous Rob Walker Racing Ferrari 250 GT SWB that Stirling piloted to victory in the 1960 Tourist Trophy.
“Stirling Moss was known as ‘Mr Goodwood’,” said the Duke of Richmond. “More than anything, though, he was our friend and played a huge part in our history. We miss him terribly and felt there could be no better way of recognising this than by naming a race in his honour.”
The Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 17th
October and, like everything from Goodwood SpeedWeek, can be streamed live, in full and for free on GRR.
Kinrara 2018 image by Drew Gibson, other images courtesy of Motorsport Images.
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