Molly Taylor prepares to tackle, at the wheel of the Citroen DS3 R3 with the United Business livery, the tenth round of the FIA European Rally Championship (ERC), the difficult but fascinating and prestigious 40th Croatia Rally to be held in Porec from Thursday 26 September to Saturday 28 September, and will include 14 stages for 239.12 timed kilometres and a total length of 653.93km.
This will be an important and decisive event for the strong Australian lady driver, co-driven by Seb Marshall, who once again faces a rally completely new to her; as well as targeting the best position in the standings, she aims to strengthen the first position in the 2013 European Rally Championship’s Ladies’ Trophy.
“Molly is having a great season this year, and has tackled all the races with great determination and professionalism,” said Pier Liberali, United Business Team Principal. “She is fast in every situation and thanks to intelligent race management, she is competitive and concrete in all the rallies. She accepts the challenge and loves to compete in rallies completely new to her enhanced by the fight against other international drivers. The goal of United Business in Croatia is to increase the lead in the Ladies’ Trophy, even though we know it will be a difficult race. We are confident that Molly can win the European Rally Championship Ladies’ Trophy – this is our goal: to reach it would certainly be rewarding for the team, the crew and for our company which has accompanied Molly’s career in these two years.”
“Despite having never competed in Croatia Rally I feel it a little like my home event, because United Business is the promoter of this rally,” said Molly Taylor. “Clearly, I want to do well because my manager, Pier Liberali, has always told me enthusiastically about this rally. I can’t wait to be there; we will not leave anything to chance and on this occasion too we have planned a pre-event test session. Poland was a tough race, and despite having obtained a positive result I could not push as hard as I wanted, getting to the finish of the rally was the main goal, especially in light of the difficult weather conditions which made the special stages very tricky. In Croatia I hope to race with more freedom of action and to be able to push on the throttle as I wish.”
The rally will begin on Thursday 26 September with the opening ceremony in Porec, followed by the first special stage in the city centre. Friday 27 September will comprise six stages and the rally will end on Saturday 28 October in Porec at 17h30 after the last seven stages.
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