Motor Racing Legends introduces a brand-new series of historic races for 2010: the Sir Stirling Moss Trophy. Inspired by the success of the one-off race of this name at the Algarve in October, the series is for genuine, pre-1961 sportscars and sports-racers.
As Duncan Wiltshire of Motor Racing Legends explains, “The reaction from competitors to the Sir Stirling Moss Trophy race at the Algarve was overwhelming; so much so that we want to offer the experience as a regular feature on our calendar – and not just at the Algarve, but as an all-year series of invitation races at some of the greatest race tracks in Europe. It’s also highly appropriate that the series is named in honour of an undisputed hero of motorsport, who regularly races with us in his own OSCA FS 372.”
“Our aim is to offer the most authentic historic motor racing possible, with longer, two-driver races at high-profile meetings. The Sir Stirling Moss Trophy, supported by JD Classics, will build on Motor Racing Legends’ ethos of inviting only genuine cars built to period specification, with an expectation of driving standards that are ‘gentlemanly’ as well as highly competitive.”
“We would not be launching this series were it not for the strong and persistent message from our racers that reinforces, time and again, the desire for longer, two-driver races, with strict eligibility restrictions and careful scrutineering, to make historic motor racing as close to the ‘original’ experience as possible. This is what our racers enjoyed at the Algarve – and what they have asked us to provide more of in 2010.”
“What has finally enabled us to take this big step is the help and support of, first, Sir Stirling Moss in allowing us the great honour of using his name; and secondly, the world-famous classic cars sales and restoration enterprise ‘JD Classics’, which has generously stepped in as the series’ sponsor.”
Derek Hood, JD Classics’ founder and proprietor, commented, “The new race series is the perfect alliance for us. Motor Racing Legends and JD Classics have commonality with clients and also with the heritage of motorsport. Increasingly, racers are buying cars of the correct provenance, from the right stable and from trusted sources, specifically to compete in certain top-level historic events. We can definitely see ourselves as a catalyst along this journey with the Sir Stirling Moss Trophy.”
The new Sir Stirling Moss Trophy will absorb the current BRDC Historic Sportscars series but extend the entry criteria to include GTs, as well as sportscars and sports-racers. The 2010 race calendar will shortly be announced but provisionally includes the Grand Prix de l’Age d’Or at Dijon, the Silverstone Classic, the Oulton Park Gold Cup, the Six-Hours meeting at Spa and the Algarve Historic Festival.
Entry forms, and further information, will soon be available from www.motorracinglegends.com. Or contact Duncan Wiltshire, at Motor Racing Legends, Woodbine Farm, Thorndon, Eye, Suffolk IP23 7JJ. Tel +44 (0)1379 678101. E-mail: [email protected]
[Source: Motor Racing Legends]