William Creighton took everyone by storm on the opening round of the season, fighting for the lead on the gravel of the Borders despite having never driven on the loose surface before. Creighton eventually lost out to Oscar Solberg but the young Northern Irishman broke his victory duck a round later to win the Pirelli International. Two further podiums in Belgium and Wales were backed up by a home win on the Ulster. A strong season for William has left him in the pound seat ahead of the finale.
“We did Rally Isle of Man for the first time last year and it’s a great event to end the season and championship fight. We really didn’t expect to be in this position at the start but after the Pirelli Rally we actually thought we could actually go for it. Callum [Devine] will be tough competition on the roads, but I will give it my best shot as winning the title would be amazing. I am going to treat it like any event, enjoy the week give it my all and let the championship sort itself out.”