Molly Taylor joins Rosberg Xtreme Racing for Extreme E
Australian rally star Molly Taylor joins Rosberg Xtreme Racing for the Extreme E inaugural season in 2021: she is the only woman to have won the Australian rally championship and has scored multiple national and international victories. Molly will share the Odyssey 21 with Johan Kristoffersson in the all-new electric series.
In a news-filled week for the brand new Extreme-E championship, the next team to complete its lineup is Rosberg Xtreme Racing - as the squad led and founded by the former F1 champion announced that Molly Talyor will partner Johan Kristoffersson for the upcoming season.
"It feels amazing to be joining Rosberg Xtreme Racing and Extreme E on this new adventure. I’m so excited to be able to compete on the international stage again, and to be part of a completely new team and series makes it even more special."
Molly is a very popular Australian rally driver: she was the first and to this day the only woman to have won the Australian Rally Championship and the youngest ever champion in this series. In 2013, Taylor became the Number One International Female Rally Driver in the World Rally Rankings. Molly wrote history again as she stood on the podium at Rally Finland in Junior WRC: she was the first ever woman to achieve such a result.
Alongside her on-track commitments, she is also an ambassador for FIA Girls on Track, as well as for other organisations that support women in motorsport.
"Alongside fighting climate change, I'm excited to work together as a team and series to promote equality. One part of motorsport I’ve always admired is that once the helmet goes on, your gender becomes irrelevant and the stopwatch has no bias. There's still a lot of work to do to improve the diversity in our industry, but the work RXR and Extreme E are doing will provide new opportunities to reshape the image of our sport in the eyes of young fans, and I'm thrilled to be a part of that."
Taylor's father is four-time Australian Rally Champion co-driver Coral Taylor.
At first, Molly competed in horse-riding cross-country events, but then focused her efforts on car racing instead, as she bought her first rally car. She will now enter the all-new Extreme E series and will join forces with Johan Kristoffersson - an experienced driver who won the STCC championship, the Superstar Series and the Scandinavian Porsche Carrera Cup.
"To welcome a driver of Molly's talent is extremely exciting for RXR." - commented team CEO and founder Nico Rosberg. "Her experience and success in off-road racing speaks for itself, however Molly's determination to be proactive in addressing climate change, and support our mission to promote and implement equality are also key factors in Molly joining the team."
The season will start in Saudi Arabia in March 2021.