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MAY 4, 2001

Roger Silman to quit Arrows

ROGER SILMAN, the managing director of the Arrows team, is to retire. He will be replaced by Kevin Lee.

The 55-year-old Silman has been involved in motor racing for the last 30 years, having started out as one of the earliest recruits of March Engineering in 1970. He worked at March for most of the 1970s and was then headhunted in 1978 to be team manager of the Toleman Formula 2 team. He ran the Toleman operation to victory in the European F2 Championship and oversaw the team's early years in Formula 1 before departing at the start of 1984 to join the Jaguar XJS touring car program in the FIA European Touring Car Championship. He then ran the Jaguar sportscar programs, which resulted in victories in the World Sportscar Championship and the all-important Le Mans 24 Hours.

He has been in charge of Arrows since the start of 1999.