Stirling Moss disliked the Le Mans 24 hours – regarding it as an endurance test for cars rather than as a bona fide race. He was, though, as everywhere he raced, very competitive and finished second twice (in 1953 and 1955). In 1961 he was part of a real ‘Dream Team’ partnership, sharing the Rob Walker liveried but NART entered Ferrari 250SWB with Graham Hill. The pair shone and by midnight they lay 3rd overall, leading the GT category by some margin. However, they were forced to retire the car in the early hours of the morning when the standard fan (which should have been removed as part of its transformation from road car to racer) broke up, slashing a radiator hose and overheating the engine. Here, Moss blasts through the Esses chased by the charging Rodriquez brothers' Ferrari 250TR and the ex-works Border Reivers entered Aston Martin DBR1 of none other than Jim Clark – competing in his first Le Mans.
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