Rosberg Xtreme Racing announced on Wednesday that they have signed Molly Taylor to compete in the inaugural season of Extreme E in March 2021.
Taylor, an Australian Rally Champion also competed in the Australian version of Who Dares Wins.
Speaking about the news, founder and CEO of Extreme E Alejandro Agag commented saying:
I’m delighted Molly has been snapped up by Rosberg Xtreme Racing. As a member of the Extreme E Drivers’ Programme it is great to see her secure a seat for the first season.
“I’m sure Molly and recently announced teammate Johan Kristoffersson are going to be a strong paring on the track, and I’m looking forward to seeing them behind the wheel at the upcoming test.”
Taylor who joins Johan Kristoffersson commented saying:
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.
“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.”
Kimmo Liitmatainen, Team Principal of Rosberg Xtreme Racing, said:
“Molly is one of the best rally drivers in the world and we’re delighted to welcome her to the team. Molly’s track record is a result of her speed and ability to develop a winning car, something that will be more important than ever in Extreme E. Her success and experience are matched by a willingness to work as a team to ensure that we make the best possible start to our new adventure.”
Rosberg Xtreme Racing Founder and CEO Nico Rosberg said:
To welcome a driver of Molly’s talent is extremely exciting for RXR. 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. In Molly and Johan, I believe we have one of the most competitive driver line-ups on the grid both inside and outside of the car, and I can’t wait to see what they can do together with the rest of the team.”