Watch Molly Taylor Prepare for Dakar

Can-Am goes in depth with South Racing’s Molly Taylor.

Molly Taylor lights off on a stage at the 2022 Dakar Rally. After storming to the 2021 FIA Extreme E title, she became the first Australian woman to compete at the storied rally.Can-Am

Molly Taylor made a splash at last month’s Dakar Rally when she became the first Australian woman to compete in the event, driving a South Racing Can-Am alongside teammate Austin Jones in the SSV class. Jones became the youngest overall class winner in Dakar history this year, but Taylor’s accomplishment is easily as interesting. She bagged 14th overall in the SSV class, but the Dakar was far from her first rodeo.

Taylor and longtime co-drive Dale Moscatt managed a respectable 14th overall in the SSV class this year.Can-Am

Taylor made a name for herself in 2021, winning the inaugural FIA Extreme E electric rally championship. That followed her 2016 Australian Rally Championship title. She was the first woman and youngest person ever to take that crown. In 2009, she became the first person from outside the UK to win the British Ladies Rally Championship. She repeated the win in 2010.

Race prep for the South Racing team meant a pre-race bivouac in the desert outside Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Can-Am

Can-Am’s spotlight follows Taylor’s last-minute prep for the 2022 Dakar with co-driver Dale Moscatt. The feature shows a full-on factory effort to prep for the race. From the team’s pre-race bivouac near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to the legions of mechanics and support staff, to the sense of polish on the whole operation, it’s clear Taylor and Jones had everything they needed to be successful.

This is just episode one of the 72 Hours video series, so keep your eyes peeled on Can-Am’s YouTube page for another installment soon.

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