Molly Taylor To Drive Ford Fiesta Rally3 in WRC

Ford Fieasta Rally3

Australian Extreme E driver Molly Taylor is set to return to the FIA World Rally Championship in the all-new four-wheel drive M-Sport Fiesta Rally3 for three gravel outings.

Taylor currently drives for the Rosberg X Racing Extreme E team and she currently leads the championship after winning the opening two rounds against the likes of Sebastien Loeb and Carlos Sainz.

The Fiesta Rally3 is M-Sport Poland’s all-new Ecoboost-powered car developed for the FIA’s Rally3 category and completes M-Sport’s comprehensive Ladder of Opportunity, which offers a car at ever level of FIA’s rally pyramid.

Taylor is returning to M-Sport machinery in the WRC ten years after her WRC debut in the 2011 WRC Academy (now Junior WRC), in an M-Sport-built Fiesta R2 with Seb Marshall as co-driver. 

She claimed two top-five finishes and a stage win point in the 2011 WRC Academy and is still the only female to date to achieve a stage win in what is now called Junior WRC. 

During her time in WRC Academy, Taylor also worked at M-Sport for Richard Millener, who is now Team Principal for the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team.

Taylor returned to Junior WRC in 2014, delivering some standout performances, most notably with a podium finish on Rally Finland against some stiff competition. 

Rally Finland will be a stop on Taylor’s 2021 WRC schedule with Seb Marshall returning to call the pace notes, starting on the fan-favourite Rally Estonia (16 - 18 July). From Estonia, Taylor heads to the demanding stages of Acropolis Rally Greece (9 - 12 September) and the Fiesta Rally3 tour concludes on the legendary gravel roads of Rally Finland (1 - 3 October).