British Rallycross talent Jake Taylor has appealed for continued backing for his 2017 programme after a positive start to his campaign.
The former Swift Sport Rallycross Championship podium finisher moved to the British RX150 Rallycross Championship for this year and so far he has taken a fourth place in the first round at Croft, before going on to take fourth place again at Lydden Hill. Taylor currently lies in joint third in the championship table.
Round three of the series takes place at Pembrey in Wales on June 25 and Taylor has less than 30 days to find the necessary funding to compete at the Welsh venue. The Retford-based driver is looking for support for the remaining seven rounds of the campaign, after talks with a major partner broke down at the 11th hour.
“My aim has always been to prove that it is possible to succeed in motorsport with talent, hard work, determination and a strong plan,” said the MSA Academy Member. “A place in top level motorsport shouldn’t be reserved for the wealthy or exclusively for motorsport families and I’m desperate to prove it can be done, we just need a bit of support to achieve it.”
Taylor goes on to explain how his three year plan has developed.
“The plan for this year was to prove my ability in the RX150 category, which is renowned for being very competitive and I really feel we have exceeded expectations already – we’re joint third after two rounds against seasoned racers and RX150 owners. Now we’re looking for support from partners to help me to continue to compete and develop.”
However to stay on target, Taylor remains resolute to find the backing needed to complete the year.
“I’ve had amazing support from my family, friends, MSA Academy, sponsors and supporters so far and I don’t want it to end here. I won’t give up in my search for backing to remain on the grid. We have a growing brand, great awareness and a huge digital, social and professional network that I am continually expanding, along with my own performance both on and off of the circuit.”
Taylor has attracted the interest of several major figures in the sport with MSA British Rallycross Championship Manager Tim Whittington having commended Taylor on his professionalism.
“The 21st century athlete requires a broad skill set, Jake Taylor epitomises the modern racing driver and is totally professional in the approach to his career and the way he presents himself and his partners both on and off the race track,” he said.
Taylor has also received the backing of 2007 British RX Champion Ollie O’Donovan, who runs the RX150 Championship.
“Jake has impressed in the RX150 Championship this season. From the first test he did with us he has improved a lot and is already challenging for podiums,” said O’Donovan. “I think with more time in a buggy he can improve further still. That’s promising for his future, especially as he has diversified from front to rear-wheel drive. I really hope he can find the budget to continue this season and in his career.”
For further information on how you, your business or your associates can help Jake Taylor fulfil his promising career potential, get in touch via: www.jaketaylorrallycross.com or search for #thefutureisRX on Social Media channels.