Taylor to make second Dakar start
Molly Taylor has confirmed that she'll make a second Dakar Rally appearance early next year.
The inaugural Extreme E champion and former Australian Rally Champion made a first Dakar start in the SSV class in a South Racing-run Can-Am this year.
Her and co-driver Dale Moscatt finished 14th in class with a best stage result of fifth.
Taylor has now sealed a return to Dakar as part of a new deal with South Racing that also includes the Rally Du Maroc this October.
According to Taylor, the focus of her Dakar return will be turning the positive pace from this year into results.
“I’m so excited to be heading back into the desert and taking on Dakar again as well as Rally Du Maroc as part of my ongoing partnership with the Can-Am Factory South Racing team,” she said.
“My first experience in Dakar was one I’ll never forget but this year is all about achieving the results I know I can."
South Racing CEO Scott Abraham welcomed Taylor back to the squad.
“We’re excited to confirm that Molly will be with us again in Morocco and Dakar," Abraham said.
"She’s an integral part of the team and with one Dakar under her belt and the team's ongoing support, I can’t wait to see what she can do in the desert come 1 January."
Dakar Rally announces longer 14-stage route for 2023
Audi reveals updated electric Dakar challenger for 2023
Lewis Hamilton’s X44 squad clinched the Extreme E title in a highly-eventful season finale, as Abt Cupra took a maiden win in the Energy X-Prix in Uruguay.
On the eve of the Gran Turismo World Series Nations Cup World Final, gaming series producer Kazunori Yamauchi clarified its current relationship with the FIA and its virtual motorsport plans for next season.
Sebastian Vettel has revealed the story behind the unique ‘Invitation’ T-shirt that he wore to his final Formula 1 race in Abu Dhabi last weekend.
The death of Dietrich Mateschitz last month has not only deprived Red Bull of its visionary founder, it has shorn Formula 1 of one of its most influential benefactors. Mateschitz himself was famously media-shy, preferring to let the brand do the talking on his behalf. And, while it’s now normal to speak of Red Bull F1 titles and champions made, Mateschitz never assumed it would be easy or even possible – as ANTHONY ROWLINSON discovered during this previously unpublished interview from 2006…