Picking this year's Le Mans 24 Hours meeting probably isn't that surprising as my highlight of 2011. There was another great Audi v Peugeot battle, which went to the German manufacturer by a paltry 14 seconds, and Allan McNish and Mike Rockenfeller survived two of the worst crashes I have ever seen.
But what will really stick in my mind is not the main race. Before the 79th running of the French classic, a British legend finally decided to retire.
For many people, the career of Stirling Moss ended with his terrible Goodwood crash in 1962. I wasn't around to see him before that, nor did I get to watch his British Touring Car Championship foray of the early 1980s, but I did get to see him in historic racing.
Of course, by the time I did, he was a shadow of his former self, but still it was a privilege to watch him at work. At the Goodwood Revival in 1999 he showed his class by storming through the field to fourth in appalling conditions, driving a Maserati 250F, and his smooth and composed technique always caught the eye even when the pace wasn't there.
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Kevin Turner is the editor of Autosport magazine, having previously been the editor of sister publication Motorsport News. He joined the magazine in 2006 after writing club race reports as a freelancer while studying history at the University of York. He has also covered international events for both the magazine and the website, including the Le Mans 24 Hours. Kevin covered the British Touring Car Championship from 2011 to '14 and has a keen interest in the historic racing scene. He lives in Fleet with his wife and two children.@KRT917 More features by Kevin Turner