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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