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Molly Taylor: Giving up home comforts & travelling solo around the world to become a rally driver

Molly Taylor has been racing competitively for some time.

I recorded a chat with her, not about her later successes, but about the hard grind of giving up other opportunities and leaving the comforts of home to pursue her dream.

Items she covered include:

  • School project of designing a race track
  • Giving up University to pursue her dream
  • Traveling to England when she was 20 years old
  • Moving to some accommodation (a converted farm building) on her 21st birthday
  • Getting her first drive of a left-hand drive, front wheel drive rally car when she entered an event then winning the first two rounds.
  • Losing her big sponsor
  • Managing a team of helpers
  • Happily accepting that famous rally co-driver, Coral Taylor, is now known as “Molly’s Mum”

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