Taylor claims the Australian title
Molly Taylor took a dramatic Australian Rally Championship title following victory in the final round at Rally Australia last week.
Taylor became the first ever female winner of the championship, while her win also marked a victorious return for the Subaru marque.
The Japanese manufacturer scored 10 straight Australian titles between 1996 and 2005, when it withdrew from domestic rallying.
Taylor, Harry Bates and Simon Evans were all in with a shot at the Australian title, but victory went Taylor’s way after Bates dropped time with a late puncture.
“Today,” she said, “I can confirm dreams do come true! This one went right down to the wire and we had to give it everything in the last couple of stages, but we’ve done it.”
The Bates household could at least celebrate a win in the Classic Division for Harry’s dad Neal – who was co- driven by Molly’s mother, Coral Taylor.