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Stirling Moss to race at Le Mans

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Sir Stirling Moss will be hitting the track at this year's Le Mans Legend in his 1961 Porsche RS 61.

The Porsche, which Moss bought in March 2010 and was entered at Laguna Seca in August, had suffered substantial damage after it was hit by a Lotus.

It will return to the track at the historic support race at the Le Mans 24 Hours on June 11, following repair works to correct the damage.

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

Sir Stirling and his co-driver Ian Nuthall will be racing in the category for sports-racing cars from 1959-65 with engines of no more than two litres.

Other cars racing in the category include a Porsche RS 60, a Ferrari 206P, a Lotus 15 and a 2-litre, 6-cylinder Porsche 904-6 prototype - one of just six built of which only four survive.

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