Synopsis:A full and exciting record of the great Mercedes-Jaguar battle on the Dundrod Circuit.
Shotlist:The 1955 RAC Tourist Trophy Race which marked the Golden Jubilee of Tourist trophy racing resulted in a 1-2-3 win for the brilliantly handled Mercedes-Benz team. But it was also notable for the equally brilliant driving of Mike Hawthorn and Desmond Titterington, who formed a partnership in their D-type Jaguar which pressed Moss and Fitch in the leading Mercedes throughout most of the race. At one period during the race, Desmond Titterington put the Jaguar more than two minutes ahead of the German car.
Then, in the penultimate lap, Hawthorn had his car lock solid on him at Quarry Corner, the car revolved and he shot up a side road.
Though the mechanical failure which robbed him of second place was bad luck for Mike Hawthorn, Stirling Moss's win - on the occasion of his 26th birthday - has remained a popular one.