Sir Stirling to race at Le Mans

Sir Stirling Moss is set to race with his repaired 1961 Porsche RS 61 at this year's Le Mans Legend at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The British motor sport legend was involved in a crash at Laguna Seca, a paved road racing track, last August that left the Porsche's front end damaged.

Sir Stirling, who escaped unhurt, has had the sports car repaired and will soon be on the tracks of Le Mans Legend held in France. The car was bought by him in March 2010.

He plans to enter the June 11 Le Mans Legend, a shorter race of historic cars run before the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.

Sir Stirling is sharing the race with co-driver Ian Nuthall and is in the class for sports-racing cars from 1959-65, with engines of only two litres capacity. His car is to compete with a Porsche RS 60, Ferrari 206P, Lotus 15 and a 2-litre, 6-cylinder Porsche 904-6.

A total of 61 cars Le Mans-type cars will take part in this year's race.

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