Taylor climbs RX150 order in Logo Energy Drink buggy at Pembrey

Taylor climbs RX150 order in Logo Energy Drink buggy at Pembrey

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Taylor climbs RX150 order in Logo Energy Drink buggy at Pembrey

MSA Academy member Jake Taylor returned to the RX150 Rallycross Championship grid at Pembrey thanks to securing support from Loco Energy Drink to continue his season in the MSA British Rallycross Championship support category and finished sixth in South Wales (June 25).

Taylor entered the event on the back of two fourth place finishes in the opening two rounds at Croft and Lydden Hill, but like most of his rivals, had to learn a new layout at Pembrey on Sunday morning.

In a day of changeable conditions, which began wet before drying out, Taylor was seventh, fourth and sixth in the three qualifying races to secure a third row start for the all-important final, despite struggling with the setup of the single-make, single-seater buggy.

While working to improve the setup in the qualifying races, Taylor had also spent much of his time stuck in traffic, along with being slowed by poor visibility. In the final, running in clear air, the Retford-based driver ran in sixth position for each of the six laps, but proved his potential by consistently setting his fastest laps of the weekend to finish in the position and move up to third in the championship.

“It was fantastic to get back behind the wheel of the RX150 at Pembrey, it’s such a great feeling,” said former Junior RX racer Taylor. “The track at Pembrey has massively improved with new corners and surfaces to tackle giving it more flow and rhythm. It also opens up more of the track and allows for more places to overtake. I experienced new challenges with setup throughout the day as the circuit was drying, which meant I was constantly adapting my driving style and the vehicle setup and even up to the race final, tweaks were still being made. Achieving sixth place overall behind seasoned racers and champions is a very strong result for me.”

The Jake Taylor Rallycross team faced a race against time to get to Pembrey. Having secured support from Loco Energy Drink, a revised livery had to be implemented in time for the event. “I could not have continued my season without the amazing support from Loco Energy Drink,” continued Taylor. “I also have to say a big thank you to local companies Retford Autofinishers and Createinn Design for their continuous support, and for turning around the work for the Loco buggy’s new livery and paintwork in just two days. I learnt lots of lessons and driving techniques at Pembrey. To have climbed to third overall in the championship, in my first season only three races in and with less than two hours total seat time - I could not be happier!"

The fourth and fifth rounds of the RX150 Rallycross Championship will take place at Mondello Park in Ireland on July 22nd – 23rd.

Final results, Round Three, Pembrey:

1 Chrissy Palmer
2 Marc Scott
3 John Ward
4 Kirk Langley
5 Stephen Jones
6 Jake Taylor
7 Steve Harris
8 Georgia Shiels

RX150 Rallycross Championship:

1 John Ward 82
2 Chrissy Palmer 78
3 Jake Taylor 65
4 Kirk Langley 64
5 Mitchell Flaherty 51
6 Georgia Shiels 49
7 Stephen Jones 46
= Brett Harris 46
9 Adam Sargent 39
10 Larry Sargent 35
11 Marc Scott 27
12 Steve Harris 18
13 Richard Moore 17

For further information on Jake Taylor Rallycross, search for Jake Taylor’s unique brand, #thefutureisRX on Social Media.