Molly Taylor has had another unlucky outing in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) after retiring at the Rally Acropolis Greece.
Taylor and co-driver Seb Marshall were never able to really find their groove in the Athens based event, as their M-Sport Ford fiesta caused the duo plenty of grief throughout.
The pair started with a top 40 finish during the event’s Thursday night special stage in the heart of the city, before improving to 34th on Friday’s first stage.
Unfortunately, that’s as good as it got for Taylor as she wasn’t able to finish any higher than 45th in the day’s remaining stages due to overheating issues.
Between Friday and Saturday, the M-Sport team worked overtime to get the car back on the road, which they achieved and Taylor was able to re-join for Saturday’s action.
Things looked to have turned a corner on Saturday as Taylor ended up claiming her best result for the weekend – the 33rd fastest time on the day’s first stage.
However, the heating gremlins returned during the Saturday’s second stage and the car limped home to 46th, forcing the team to ultimately call it a day and pull out of the event.
It’s been a tough two outings since the 2016 RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Champion returned to the FIA World Rally Championship stage, having retired during July’s Rally Estonia.
Just one round remains in Taylor’s three-event stint in the WRC with Rally Finland taking place on 1-3 October.