Molly to drive a Peugeot 106
- 8th October 2009, 8:58am
Molly Taylor will return to action in less than a fortnight when she contests the Cambrian Rally in Wales on October 17, however it wonâ€™t be a Suzuki Swift that she will be driving. Fellow Swift Sport Cup competitor, Richard Sykes, has offered Taylor the use of his Peugeot 106 for the rally, and she will compete in the 1400cc class.
Taylor was cruelly denied the Swift Sport Cup title at the final round of the British Rally Championship (BRC) ten days ago when a fuel pump failure caused her retirement whilst leading the Swift class. After setting a blistering time in the first stage of the Yorkshire Rally, Taylor had increased her lead to 35 seconds over fellow title contender, Luke Pinder, when disaster struck in SS7.
Whilst devastated with her retirement when the Swift Sport Cup title was within reach, Taylor, and co-driver Jemma Bellingham, have had an exceptional year in the BRC with the young Aussie taking out the British Ladies Rally Champion title. She is hoping to finish her year in the UK off on a high note, with a good run in the Welsh event.
â€œI am really looking forward to the chance to compete in the Cambrian Rally. The competition in the 1400cc category looks like it will be very strong so Iâ€™m looking forward to another battle," she said.
"Richard has been very generous in lending me his car and I am very grateful for the opportunity. It has been great fun competing against him all year and I canâ€™t thank him enough.â€
The Cambrian Rally, a 45 mile five stage forest rally, will be held in Northern Wales on Saturday, October 17.
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