Despite being in pole position to win the inaugural Extreme E championship, Molly Taylor doesn’t believe the pressure on her and Rosberg X Racing is any different to normal.
Taylor, and her Rosberg X Racing teammate Johan Kristoffersson, lead the standings by 21 points from the X44 duo of Cristina Gutierrez and Sebastien Loeb.
Heading into the final round of the season in the south of England, at Bovingdon in Dorset, Taylor explains the pressure on her and the team this weekend is no different to any other race.
She said, “Yeah, I think pressure is one of the things when you’re trying to compete, you’re going to have that expectation and pressure.
“So, I think it’s, you know, accepting that that’s part of the game.
“You’ve got to you got to figure out a way to deal with that and use it to your advantage.
“I think it’s part of any sport you’re doing in any scenario, you’re always going to want to do well, so yeah, I don’t think you know, for sure there’s a lot at stake this weekend.“
But it’s you know, this pressure every race weekend, so I don’t think it’s a case of looking at it any differently as we would to a traditional race.”
With Rosberg X Racing having pulled a comfortable gap ahead of the rest of the field in the championship standings, the mood at the team is one of confidence.
Taylor was also sharing this belief, adding, “Yeah, we’re excited to be here! It’s been a great adventure to this point, we just got to keep our heads down and keep doing the job.
“As we approach every weekend, I don’t think it’s anything different really.
“We just need to have a solid weekend and there’s still a lot to play for so we’re looking forward to it.”
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