Molly’s impressive UK rally debut
- 28th September 2008, 2:11pm
Molly Taylor has completed yesterday's Trackrod Rally Yorkshire with an impressive drive in her leased Suzuki Swift.
Competing in a left hand drive car for the very first time, and on roads she had never driven on before, Taylor's sixth placing out of the eight Suzukis contesting the Suzuki Swift Sport Cup, shows the talent the young Aussie has.
The day's first stage was downgraded after an accident, and after a cautionary start on SS2, Taylor was sixth in her class. On SS3, a puncture one mile into the 13 mile stage meant that Molly, and co-driver Jemma Bellingham, had to stop and change the tyre. They then got stuck behind another car, losing seven minutes.
From there on, though, it all went from strength to strength. Taylor was third fastest on the next few stages, with the gap to second closing all the time. Incredibly, she was only 1.6 seconds behind second place after one 15 mile stage!
On the final three stages, the 20 year old recorded second fastest times, finishing the event on a high note.
Obviously Taylor's overall result was affected by the puncture but she was very happy with her stage times.
Taylor reported that she had a great time and the team were fantastic. "It was an incredible experience driving a new car, and a left hand drive one at that, with a new co-driver and on new roads. It's unfortunate we had a puncture, but I think our stage times after that really showed what we are capable of," she added.
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