Kelly Racing announced that Molly Taylor will drive one of the team’s Subaru WRX STI cars in the 2019 TCR Australia Series.
The 30-year old, who currently competes for the factory-backed Subaru do Motorsport team in the Australian Rally Championship, is the first of four drivers confirmed for Kelly Racing’s TCR efforts, which includes two Subaru cars and two Opel Astra cars. Taylor’s drive in the TCR Series will mark her first full attack on a circuit racing championship having carved her career in the Australian and international rally scene. She has tested a Subaru TCR late last year at the Cremona Circuit, near Milan.
The daughter of four-time Australian Rally Champion co-driver Coral Taylor, Molly found her skills were suited to the driver’s seat, competing overseas for five years before returning to Australian shores, winning the 2016 CAMS Australian Rally Championship. Not only was Molly the first female to achieve this feat, she was also the youngest to ever win the prestigious title.
"This is an exciting opportunity for me and I'm extremely grateful to Kelly Racing for giving me the chance to make my circuit racing debut this year,” said Molly Taylor. “Rallying has always been my passion. I grew up around it and it continues to consume me everyday, but I’m always up for a new challenge. TCR is something that I have been interested in, particularly when the Subaru WRX STI was introduced to the series. While I was in Europe late last year, I had the opportunity to drive one of the Subaru TCR cars and it was an awesome experience. I know I’ll have a lot to learn, switching my rally style to circuit racing, but having the support of the Kelly Racing team is going to be a huge advantage. The team is very experienced in touring car racing and I know they are going to get the best out of me.”
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