Keaton Williams

Nationality GBR
Date of Birth 19.01.1995
Birthplace Great Britain
First Rally 2017, Wales Rally GB
Driver Takamoto Katsuta

Career Summary

Williams is one of Britain’s next generation of up-and-coming co-drivers. He began competing on local rallies in 2013 and has started more than 80 events. 

He got his first taste of FIA World Rally Championship action in 2017 when he partnered professional downhill mountain biker Gee Atherton at Wales Rally GB. The pair eventually finished a respectable 50th in a Ford Fiesta R2T. 

It was 2019 when  Williams’ career really began to take off. He teamed up with Irish youngster Josh McErlean and began an assault on the Motorsport UK British Junior Rally Championship with a Peugeot 208 R2. 

McErlean wrapped up the drivers’ title but Williams finished second in the co-drivers’ standings after missing the opening round. They swapped the Peugeot for a Hyundai i20 R5 at the end of the season and claimed seventh in WRC3 at ACI Rally Monza, as well as contesting a number of FIA European Rally Championship events in 2020. 

Alongside a handful of ERC and WRC outings with McErlean, the 26-year-old accompanied Toyota Gazoo Racing Challenge Program pilot Takamoto Katsuta for a number of pre-event tests in 2021.

When Katsuta’s usual partner Daniel Barritt was advised to miss Renties Ypres Rally Belgium due to neck and back injuries sustained at Rally Estonia in July, Williams was called-up to replace him in the Yaris machine.  

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