It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Sir Stirling Moss, who died in the early hours of 12 April aged 90.
Moss cut his teeth in 500cc competition, having bought a Cooper-JAP in 1948 and quickly made his mark in the motorcycle-engined machines.
Born in London in 1929, Moss was widely acknowledged as one of the greatest drivers never to have won the Formula One world title, although he was runner-up on four occasions. He was hugely admired for his skill behind the wheel in many disciplines, having a remarkably successful career in sportscar racing at the same time as F1. He retired from top-level competition after a crash in 1962 but continued in historic racing and was highly active within motor racing for the rest of his life.
The 500 Owners Association sends its condolences to all of Stirling's family, friends and countless fans across the world.
A more detailed account of his 500cc career can be read here