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Back in the driving seat - Stirling Moss to make racing comeback

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Following his accident in March, Sir Stirling Moss will be entering the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy at this year's Silverstone Classic.

Following a life-threatening accident earlier in the year, Sir Stirling Moss OBE, will be making his racing comeback at this year's Silverstone Classic, which takes place between 23 and 25 July. For his first post-accident race, Moss is planning to run his 1950s Osca sports-racing car in the Silverstone Classic in the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy.

Now 80 years old, Moss is determined to return to racing and says that the fall in early March has not dampened his enthusiasm for racing, 63 years after he started in the sport.

The accident was the result of a lift malfunction at his home in Mayfair and Sir Stirling suffered two broken ankles, four broken bones to his foot, skin abrasions and four chipped vertebrae. He had surgery to both ankles after falling 32 feet.

Speaking with BBC Radio 4, Moss said: 'I remember the whole thing. It was a bit of a drama, and it was very silly. It just takes longer to recover when you are older and it's very boring. I hope to race at Silverstone in the Osca; that's the race I'm aiming at. I’ll be putting my foot down.'

Moss will race on the Silverstone Historic Grand Prix circuit in the hour-long Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy, a race in the series for pre '56 sports-racing cars organised by Motor Racing Legends. Ranged against Moss will be a stunning field of period sports-racing cars, including Jaguar C-types and D-types, Aston Martin DB3Ss and a Ferrari 750 Monza.


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