William Creighton has only been stage rallying for little over a year, but in this years Clonakilty Blackpudding Irish Tarmac Championship he has shown some remarkable consistency and speed. Despite retiring on the last round in Donegal, William and co-driver Liam Regan are still second in the R2 class in their Peugeot 208.
William Creighton & Liam Regan – 2nd Class 2
“We went to Galway to get some points on the board and we were very happy to get third in class in what was a very tricky and difficult event. The main aim was to build up experience and to finish all of the events. We were very surprised at our pace on the second round in West Cork even though we didn’t feel we were doing anything special. The roads were a little bit wider and more flowing than in Galway and possibly got us into a good a good rhythm, and we challenged Callum until he pulled away near the end.
The Circuit of Ireland was a top event and the fact we took maximum points made it even better which gave put us right in the frame in terms of our class position. Killarney was a bit more frustrating as Callum was on a big pace and pulled away from us and then we had a puncture. We closed back to a handful of seconds behind Marty Gallagher heading to the final stage. Unfortunately for Marty, he crashed out on the stage which promoted us to second in the class.
We retired on Donegal which was disappointing having set some fastest times in the class on the opening day, but we went off the road on Knockalla on the second day. Despite not finishing the rally was still one of the high points of the year for me as the atmosphere around the whole event was fantastic.
I’m really looking forward to getting out on the Ulster now, as it was the first major rally I ever competed on twelve months ago. Its been one of the most enjoyable years ever for me, the championship is excellent, so many great events and why would you want to rally anywhere else? The structure of the current championship is very attractive and I would like to come back and do the series again next year”.