Rally star Molly Taylor is well known for taking on challenges.
After moving abroad at the age of 20 to pursue his dream of the World Rally Championships, Taylor reached WRC podiums before returning to Australia as part of the Subaru works team.
In 2016, Taylor achieved two milestones, becoming the youngest winner and the first woman to win the Australian Rally Championship.
Reaching the final of Channel Seven’s grueling reality TV SAS Australia in 2020, Taylor won the first Extreme E race in Saudi Arabia earlier this year.
Turning to pit lane reporting as part of Channel 7’s broadcast crew for the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship, Taylor joined the coverage of the Repco Mount Panorama 500 in March.
“It’s really fun doing a little bit of reporting in the pit lane earlier this year,” Taylor told Supercars.com.
“I need a little more practice though, the pros make it easier than it is!
“I really enjoyed being on the track from a different perspective, being the interviewer rather than the interviewee, and it’s cool to see it that way and be a part of the action.”
Taylor is scheduled to compete in the third round of the Extreme E season in Greenland from August 28-29.
By winning the first two rounds of the all-new electric rally series for Nico Rosberg’s Rosberg X Racing team, Taylor will return to the FIA World Championships for three rounds this year.
Currently in the UK and living in a suitcase for three months, Taylor admitted it was a “crazy time” in her life.
But when asked what is more stressful, the reporting on the pit lane or the competition, his response is surprising.
“They are both quite stressful and have a lot of pressure, but I think my first experience reporting in the pit lane was more stressful than the race,” said Taylor.
“I felt completely devastated as if I had done a WRC rally at the end of the weekend.
“At the moment, as it’s still new, it’s definitely a little more stressful because I’m trying to find my bearings.
“They both come with a lot of pressure and excitement too, I love the buzz.
“I was surprised because I didn’t think you would get the same kind of buzz from your reporting, but you certainly do.
After performing a test in Brad Jones Racing’s Super2 car driven by Macauley Jones in 2017, the rally champion admitted she almost made her career in Supercars.
“It was an amazing day, and I loved it,” Taylor added.
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t get anything together at the time, but I would really like to start over. “
Taylor is set to return to Australia following the end of the Extreme E in and World Rally Championship seasons.