Taylor secures extra practice rally
Taylor, one of the stars of the inaugural FIA WRC Academy in 2011 and a supporter of the FIA’s Women in Motorsport campaign, is tackling selected rounds of the world championship this season in a United Business-backed Citroen DS3 R3T run by the BP Racing operation in Italy and co-driven by her regular navigator Seb Marshall.
Upon securing her programme last month, Taylor, who is being supported by management firm United Business, said: “For me it is a fantastic opportunity and a great step forward in my career. I am trying to soak [up] as much as possible, this car has many possible settings, we are trying to understand it as we go. We have a lot of work to do this year to gain experience, we will take what comes and try to make the most of it.”
Rally del Casentino gets underway at 10:30hrs local time on Saturday 14 July and features eight Tarmac special stages including a 35-kilometre test run at night.
Following Rally del Casentino, Taylor will contest Rally Coppa Citta di Luca in Italy from 21-22 July prior to Neste Oil Rally Finland from 2-4 August. The 24-year-old from Australia will then take part on ADAC Rallye Deutschland from 24-26 August.