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The late Sir Stirling Moss will be honoured at next month’s Goodwood SpeedWeek, with the running of the inaugural Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy.
The 60-minute, two-driver contest for ’60s GT cars from the peak of Moss’ career will be one of 13 races at the behind-closed-doors meet on 16-18 October.
Furthermore, the Revival’s Kinrara Trophy will permanently be rechristened The Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy.
Moss passed away on 12 April 2020, aged 90.
Despite Goodwood being the scene of his career-ending crash, during the 1962 Glover Trophy, Moss also scored memorable victories at the Sussex circuit, including the Tourist Trophy in 1958, 1960 and 1961.
And the race’s first running will be followed by a celebration on track, featuring Lady Susie Moss and The Duke of Richmond in the Rob Walker Racing Ferrari 250GT SWB Moss drove to victory at Goodwood’s 1960 Tourist Trophy, plus a live performance from former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler, a friend of the late racing legend.
“Stirling and I always received such a warm welcome at Goodwood from the family and the fans. He would have been touched to be remembered with a race in his name,” said Lady Susie Moss. “In fact, he'd probably be raring to have a go at it himself.”
“Stirling Moss was known as ‘Mr Goodwood’,” added 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 complete racing timetable is as follows:
Friday 16 October
- SF Edge Trophy Part 1 – five laps, for Edwardian specials of a type that raced up to 1923
- Goodwood Trophy – 20 mins, for Grand Prix and voiturette cars of a type that raced between 1935 and 1951
- Gerry Marshall Trophy – 45 mins, two drivers, for Group 1 saloon cars of a type that raced between 1970 and 1982
Saturday 17 October
- Glover Trophy – 20 mins, for 1.5-litre Grand Prix cars of a type that raced between 1961 and 1965
- St Mary’s Trophy Part 1 – 20 mins, for saloon cars of a type that raced up to 1966
- Whitsun Trophy – 20 mins, for World Championship sports prototypes of a type that raced between 1960 and 1966
- Stirling Moss Memorial Trophy – 60 mins, two drivers, for closed-cockpit GT cars, of three litres and over, of a type that raced before 1963
Sunday 18 October
- Richmond & Gordon Trophies – 20 mins, for front- and rear-engined Grand Prix cars of a type that raced between 1954 and 1960
- St Mary’s Trophy Part 2 – 20 mins, for saloon cars of a type that raced up to 1966
- SF Edge Trophy Part 2 – five laps, for Edwardian specials of a type that raced up to 1923
- Gerry Marshall Sprint – 15 mins, for Group 1 saloon cars of a type that raced between 1970 and 1982
- Lavant Cup – 20 mins, for sports racing cars of a type that raced between 1953 and 1960
- Royal Automobile Club TT Celebration – 60 mins, two drivers, for closed-cockpit GT cars in the spirit of the RAC TT races, 1960-1964
On Saturday 17 October, Bonhams will also be holding an auction, plus rallying action will take place on the Thursday evening and on Friday.
Goodwood SpeedWeek will be broadcast online and across social media – full details to follow. Find out more here.