Molly Taylor's message to young girls in motorsport
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By Charlie Bullis, Pics by Turn 7 Media
Australian Rally Champion Molly Taylor says there is a place for women in motorsport, no matter what aspect they are interested in.
More than 30 schoolgirls were at Sydney Motorsport Park on Saturday for the latest edition of the FIA Girls on Track program, in which Taylor is an ambassador.
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Joined by Triple Eight co-owner Jess Dane, Taylor held a Q&A session during the half-day event for girls aged 12-18.
“It’s very important to be involved in Girls on Track,” Taylor said.
“What we’re doing is really encouraging females who may not have had any exposure to motorsport to come along and get involved, see what the different roles are in the sport and providing that door-opening experience.
“It can be really crucial to their future career decision for them to know motorsport can be an option."
In its second event for the year, the program included a range of activities to help young girls gain an understanding of the different elements of motorsport.
Participants took part in pit stop and STEM challenges and spent time on the simulator before undertaking a fitness workshop with light reaction training.
Girls on Track ambassadors facilitated the activities, including senior official Jessica Nicholson, Aussie Racing Cars Series driver Charlotte Poynting and Red Bull Ampol Racing engineer Romy Mayer.
Taylor, who didn’t consider a career in motorsport until she was 16, told the girls it’s never too late get involved.