Kelly Racing is pleased to confirm that Molly Taylor will drive one of the team’s Subaru WRX STI’s 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 Subarus and two Opel Astras.
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 will enter TCR Australia with a slight advantage, though, having tested one of the Subaru WRX STI TCR cars 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.
Off the track, Taylor is the CAMS delegate to the FIA Rally Commission and an ambassador for the female motorsport initiative Dare to be Different, among other community and charity organisations.
Due to Molly’s existing commitments with Subaru in the ARC, she will be unavailable for the final two TCR Australia Series rounds at Sandown and The Bend due to date clashes. A replacement driver for those events will be confirmed in due course.
The Kelly Racing Subaru WRX STIs have arrived in Australia, and the team will test at Winton on Monday, May 6 ahead of the opening round of the TCR Australia Series at Sydney Motorsport Park on May 17-19.
Every TCR Australia race across the seven rounds will be broadcast live, free and in HD on SBS. The rounds will also be live streamed, available on the TCR Australia website.
Tickets for the opening event at Sydney Motorsport Park are now on sale via the Shannons Nationals website. CLICK HERE to secure your tickets and see Australian touring car history being made …