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Test your knowledge: In what year did Stirling Moss win the Mille Miglia?

The race that turned Moss and Jenkinson into heroes


In what year did Stirling Moss win the Mille Miglia?

TODAY THE Mille Miglia is a non-competitive showcase, but from 1927 to 1957 teams  such as Alfa Romeo, Mercedes, BMW and Ferrari battled along a 1,000-mile course on public roads for the honour of winning one of the world’s toughest races.

Only one British driver won the event: Stirling Moss piloted his Mercedes-Benz SLR roadster to victory with the help of his co-pilot, Denis Jenkinson.

Can you recall the year of their Mille Miglia win? Scroll down for the answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Moss and Jenkinson won the race in 1955, leaving a lasting impression by recording the fastest average speed – almost 98mph – after completing the course in 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds.

Moss, a Formula One racing driver for Mercedes that year, had the skill behind the wheel, but “Jenks” provided the vital navigation with an ingenious “roller map” – a set of pace notes on a scroll inside an alloy and Perspex case.  The 1955 SLR roadster was so loud that Jenks was forced to devise a set of hand signals for Moss to follow while they powered through the Italian countryside.