Molly Taylor -- British Ladies Rally Champion It is testament to the worldwide appeal of the MSA British Rally Championship that it continues to attract drivers from as far afield as Finland, Iceland and even Australia. In the British Rally...
Molly Taylor -- British Ladies Rally Champion
It is testament to the worldwide appeal of the MSA British Rally Championship that it continues to attract drivers from as far afield as Finland, Iceland and even Australia.
In the British Rally Championship's 51st year, Molly Taylor, the 21 year old from Sydney can be proud of her achievement on the recent Toddsleap.com Ulster International Rally. On only her third tarmac event, in the UK's premier rally championship she secured the prestigious title of MSA British Ladies Rally Champion.
Last year 2007 & 2008 Australian 1600 Rally Champion Taylor took the plunge and contested the final round of the BRC in a Suzuki Swift, one of the single make cars that contest the UK's Swift Sport Cup.
This year she is in with a chance of winning the title. After taking victory on the opening two gravel events and with previous experience of Rally Yorkshire, she and co-driver Jemma Bellingham are hopeful of success. In a male dominated sport it is indeed testament to her determination that she has managed to reach this stage in just her first year of UK rallying.
Delving into the BRC records it appears that Molly has another accolade to add to the BRC Ladies title: that of being the only overseas driver ever to have won the trophy. However a correction is in order, as the previous Swift Sport Cup press release stated that Molly would take her trophy in London, when it will actually be presented alongside the main MSA British Rally Championship awards at the BRC "Bash" at the end of October.
The final round of both British Rally Championship and its Swift Sport Cup is International Rally Yorkshire which is based in Pickering, North Yorkshire on Saturday 26th September.