Molly to battle for Suzuki title this weekend
- 24th September 2009, 10:42am
Australian rally driver, Molly Taylor, will return to the forests of Britain this weekend when she tackles the Yorkshire Rally, the sixth and final round of the 2009 British Rally Championship.
Taylor is in a strong position to take the Swift Sport Cup series title this weekend (run as part of the BRC) and will be hoping for a good result on Saturday to clinch the win. Taking into consideration the fact that each competitor must drop the score from their worst round, Taylor holds a one point lead going into the event. The 21 year old knows she is going to having a real battle on her hands, though, with Series challengers Luke Pinder and Gordon Nichol both sure to put up a real fight.
In only her first full season in Britain, Taylor has impressed with her speed and talent and her results have put many of her more fancied competitors on notice. After competing in the Yorkshire Rally last year, Taylor returned to the UK for a full-on assault of the popular Swift Sport Cup series this year. With victories in the first two events, Taylor set her season up well, taking maximum points on her favoured surface â€“ gravel.
The next three events were all on tarmac, a surface she has limited experience on, and two fourth placings secured more valuable points. An accident on the Isle of Man Rally dented Taylorâ€™s Suzuki but luckily, not her championship hopes, and she remains on target for a strong finish to the Series.
With the experience she gained from competing in the Yorkshire Rally last year, Taylor will head into this weekendâ€™s event quietly confident. She has already secured the title of 2009 British Ladies Rally Champion, the only non-Brit to ever do so, and will be hoping to add the Swift Sport Cup title to her growing list of achievements.
Trackrod Rally of Yorkshire will be held on Saturday, September 26.
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