The rise of the latest Junior WRC champion

A bonus edition of SPIN, The Rally Pod hears from William Creighton, who follows an illustrious list of JWRC champions


Sébastien Loeb, Sébastien Ogier, Dani Sordo, Craig Breen, Elfyn Evans… the list goes on. It’s very clear that whoever wins Junior WRC in any given year must have a serious level of driving talent, and potentially a very bright future ahead of them.

William Creighton is the latest name for World Rally Championships fans (and teams) to keep their eyes on.

The Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy driver proved to be the class of the 2023 field alongside co-driver Liam Regan. Ever since that scant Swedish victory by just 0.6 seconds, Creighton has looked to be the championship favorite. He delivered on that promise on the recent Acropolis Rally Greece.

Although that wasn’t without its dramas!

The new Junior WRC champion takes time out of his busy schedule to chat with Luke Barry on a bonus edition of SPIN, The Rally Pod, where he opens up on that championship-winning weekend, his early career in go-karts racing the likes of McLaren Formula 1 star Lando Norris, and what he has learned on his journey to the WRC.