Mother-daughter duo Coral and Molly Taylor have claimed a podium in their debut outing together, finishing third in the Citroen Racing Trophy section of the Isle of Man International Rally.

    The pair, competing in their first official rally together, overcame the tricky wet conditions to claim the final spot on the podium in their Citroen C2 R2 Max.

    Four-time Australian Rally Champion co-driver Coral Taylor thoroughly enjoyed competing with her daughter and was proud to record a strong finish despite having no prior experience on the challenging Manx tarmac roads.

    “It was certainly a tough rally, and Molly has been improving on tarmac every outing,” Coral Taylor said.

    “Most of the UK crews have grown up on these bumpy tarmac rally roads which are quite different from anything we have in Australia.

    “Molly's comfort zone is the gravel, but I think a slippery treacherous tarmac event has been a great learning experience. She really started to feel the limits of the car today.

    “The tricky conditions certainly made the task of our first rally together harder, but to come through with a podium is a great reward for Molly and her team.”

    The younger Taylor enjoyed the experience that her mother brought to the car.

    “It is a fantastic feeling to be on the podium at the end of such a tricky rally,” Molly Taylor said.

    “I have gained so much experience from this event – and it has been a real bonus to have Mum in the car.”

    The pair now aims to build on their experience when they tackle the Ulster Rally in Northern Ireland next month – the fifth and penultimate round of the British Rally Championship.

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