Australian rally driver Molly Taylor has been confirmed as a starter at the Wales Rally GB on 13-16 September.
The young Sydneysider is tackling the event with United Business/BP Racing n a Citroën DS3 R3T.
Taylor was enjoying an outstanding performance in her last outing at the Rally Finland, leading the class with two stages to run when forced out of the event with an electrical fault.
Taylor is looking forward to another run over the roads of Wales Rally GB. It was there last year; she took her first stage win while competing in the one-make WRC Academy series.
The team has scheduled a test day before the event to allow Taylor to fine-tune the set-up of the Citroen DS3 R3T before embarking on the dirt roads through the Welsh forests.
“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to compete at Wales Rally GB,” said Taylor.
“From all the WRC Academy events we did last year, I have the best memories of this event and it is where we got our first WRC Academy stage win.
“I have also done a few smaller rallies around the same area, so while the stages will be different, I have a good idea of the nature of the roads. I really enjoyed Rally Finland and am looking forward to spending some more time in the car and progressing from what we learned there.”
According to United Business chief, Pier Liberal, the team is very pleased with the way Molly is progressing.
“Both Molly and co-driver Seb Marshall have proven to be two excellent professionals, inside and outside the cockpit. Both myself and my staff are pleased with the steady growth that Molly is achieving, race after race and test after test. Her feeling for the car improves just like her performance.
“The program we had planned with her ends with Wales Rally GB, but we will see whether, by the end of the year, there will be the opportunity to tackle some other rallies. But this is not a priority.
“The most important thing on which we are now focused is to plan the 2013 racing season in the best way. We are evaluating and exploring different options and proposals that we have received. We hope to make the best choice.
“Next year will be a very important year for Molly Taylor and her sporting career. We will try to make the right choice.”
Wales Rally GB will start in Llandudno on Thursday, September 13 at 7pm GMT, and will end in Cardiff on Sunday 16th at 3.40pm GMT, after a total distance of 1606 km, of which 325km is timed competition, divided into 19 special stages.