Rat­cliff to re­tire from Cater­hams to take on Moss Tro­phy

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Four-time Cater­ham cham­pion Peter Rat­cliff will call time on his 17-year Cater­ham ca­reer to race in the Stir­ling Moss Tro­phy se­ries next sea­son.

Rat­cliff, who turned 60 over the week­end, will swap his Cater­ham CSR for a 1958 Lis­ter Knob­bly next year, one of 10 lim­ited edi­tion cars be­ing built.

Along­side his Stir­ling Moss Tro­phy com­mit­ments, Rat­cliff will also race a three-litre Ford Capri in the Gerry Mar­shall Tro­phy at the Good­wood Mem­bers’ Meet­ing.

After his sec­ond place fin­ish in the CSCC’S Mag­nif­i­cent Sevens at Oul­ton Park last week­end, Rat­cliff said: “I’ve had a fan­tas­tic time and I’ve re­ally en­joyed it but I’ve de­cided to do some­thing else.

“I want to get in­volved in that old fash­ioned, loads of power, no grip sce­nario and get in­volved with some quite pres­ti­gious meet­ings as well. Stir­ling Moss is a good se­ries and I fancy do­ing that.”

Rat­cliff said that the de­ci­sion was made a while ago and that de­spite his plans to move to the Stir­ling Moss se­ries, he may com­pete in the odd Cater­ham race.

“I’m go­ing to keep the car [the Cater­ham], I’m not in a rush to sell it. I’ve got all th­ese plans with the Lis­ter and the Capri but things do not nec­es­sar­ily go the way you an­tic­i­pate.”

Rat­cliff (in red) will be missed from Cater­hams

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