Taylor and Flack fall short for on comebacks
Monday 30 August, 2021
Molly Taylor and Marcos Flack have just fallen short of impressive comebacks in their respective category weekends.
Extreme E Series
Molly Taylor’s undefeated run in the FIA Extreme E Series has come to an end after a chaotic final in the Arctic X-Prix saw her and teammate Johan Kristoffersson finish the round fifth.
Although they were unable to make it three victories in a row, it was still a gallant effort from the Rosberg X Racing team as they worked tirelessly to get to the final.
In qualifying one, technical issues forced Kristoffersson to stop three times before handing the car to Taylor who spun off with all incidents leading to a disappointing session.
The duo bounced back in qualifying two though to take out the win to put themselves in P3, giving themselves every opportunity for a third victory.
It wasn’t to be though as their magnificent comeback, which saw them battling it out for the lead at points in the final, was cut short due to another power cut, ultimately seeing them cross the line in P5.
Taking out the eventual win was Andretti United Extreme E’s Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen, while Swedes Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky and Kevin Hansen finished second ahead of Spaniards Carlos Sainz and Laia Sanz.
Despite finishing the final fifth, Taylor and Kristoffersson remain on top of the standings after title rivals Cristina Gutiérrez and Sébastien Loeb didn’t make the final.
The next round of Extreme E is the Island X-Prix on 23-24 October in Sardinia, while Taylor's next engagement will be in the FIA World Rally Championship’s Acropolis Rally Greece on 9-12 September.
British Formula 4
Marcos Flack has had another challenging weekend in the British Formula 4 Championship after being unable to finish in the points for any of the round's three races at Thruxton.
Qualifying in 14th, Flack made up one position during the opening race before an unlucky turn of events in the reverse grid race where he was taken out by Kai Askey.
The Queenslander showed no sign of giving up though as he pursued a top 10 placing in the final race for the weekend and actually made up plenty of positions, however he just missed out and settled for P11.
The F4 British Championship heads next to Yorkshire over the weekend four round seven on 18-19 September.