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director' that same year, taking a big stake in the outfit before he moved to briefly head Ligier, finally taking that extra step to become a team owner in his own right at the end of 1 yyb. I he Arrows adventure promised much, but ultimately delivered little, although the dec sion to

ûû he showed himself to be a shrewd hand at hiring people run the cars on Bridgestone tyres in 1997-the first team to make the switch - nearly resulted in a shock win at the Hungarian Grand Prix that year. In the end, the team folded in 2002 and, with it, the entire TWR house of cards came tumbling down.

Walkinshaw was a controversial character, to say the least, and his competitive streak was such that he would push the regulations to the very limit in search of an advantage, while his business dealings could also be uncompromising. Whatever else Tom Walkinshaw might have been, he remained first and foremost a racer. C

Tom Walkinshaw 1946-2010

It was for the two times Le Mans-winning XJR Jags,though, that TWR will best be remembered

February 2011 • www.racecar-engineering.com

It was for the two times Le Mans-winning XJR Jags,though, that TWR will best be remembered

February 2011 • www.racecar-engineering.com

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