William Creighton Moves Up To WRC2

January 20, 2024Joe Moore

Earlier this week it was announced that William Creighton will join M-Sport for the upcoming season. Find out more below. 

Moving Up

William Creighton won the Junior WRC Championship last season. Yesterday the Junior WRC entry list was announced and Creighton’s name was absent. This was expected however. As for the most part drivers who win or do well in the Junior Championship move into WRC2 cars the year after. Creighton has previously driven a WRC2 car. Having driven a Hyundai i20 for the Motorsport Ireland Academy team at the 2023 running of Rallye Monte-Carlo. Creighton is the first driver confirmed to drive a Rally2 Fiesta for the team this season. It’s expected more will be announced before Rally Sweden next month. Creighton will make his season debut at Rally Sweden. From there it’s unknown what events the young Irish star will contest. 

What To Expect From Creighton 

William Creighton probably won’t be winning Rally Sweden. That’s expected, as it’ll be only his second event in the car. However, closer to the year’s end he’ll probably take a step on the podium a couple times. As he has the skill and talent too. He just needs to find his footing in the Fiesta before worrying about podiums or event wins. 

Who Could Join Creighton

If M-Sport were announcing a second driver for Rally Sweden they probably would’ve done it at the same time they announced Creighton. 2022 JWRC champion Robert Virves comes to mind as a driver that could join Creighton. Virves drove a Fiesta Rally2 last season. Meaning he has experience in the car. Another driver that comes to mind is Martin Sesks who finished second in the European Rally Championship last season. Both Virves and Sesks would be strong choices for M-Sport. However, it’s all just speculation at this point.