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Molly Taylor's debut on Scottish tarmac has resulted in fourth place for the 21 year old Aussie.

Competing in The Jim Clark International Rally, Taylor and British co-driver, Jemma Bellingham, had a disappointing first day and had to be content with a finish to add to their points tally in the Swift Sport Cup.

After cutting in a little too tightly on a corner on one of Friday night's stages, Taylor hit a rock in her Suzuki Swift, causing the right hand front wheel to puncture, and bending the control arm.

Despite their desperate attempts to straighten the control arm to enable them to continue on, Taylor and Bellingham were unable to do so in their alloted time, and eventually limped out of the stage out of late time.

After overnight repairs, Taylor re-started the rally on Saturday under Super Rally rules and was determined to finish the rally to add to her points haul.  She was the fastest Swift on the third stage of the day and admitted it was hard to focus on driving to finish rather than driving to win.

"We just needed to finish today to earn points which made driving really difficult," she said.  "Given the amount of time penalties from Friday night, it was impossible to improve our position, the priority was purely to finish, which we did."

Despite her disappointment, Taylor enjoyed the challenge of some very slippery and tricky stages on the Scottish rally which was round three of the British Rally Championship and the Swift Sport Cup.

Taylor's next event is the Manx Rally on the Isle of Man from July 10 - 11.

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