Athleticism…

Posted: August 3, 2021 in Sports Racers
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Stirling Moss jumps aboard his Porsche 550 Spyder at the start of the Buenos Aires 1000km on January 26, 1958.

It is intriguing to know how often the great one practised this manoeuvre, the chances of getting ones legs mixed up in gear-shifts and other componentry due to a poor landing are obvious.

He won the 2-litre class in the 1.6-litre car shared with Jean Behra, and was third outright in the 106 lap race – the first round of the FIA World Sports Car Championship – won by the works Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa driven by Peter Collins and Phil Hill.

Moss and Behra were entered in a Maserati 300S but were offered the 550 after the Maserati’s crankshaft broke during practice. See here for pieces on the car; Hamilton’s Porsche 550 Spyder… | primotipo… and Porsche 550 Spyder, Nurburgring… | primotipo…

Credits…

Porsche AG

Finito…

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