After his debut season in 2016, Riley Banks is returning to the Junior 1000 Rally Championship after the winter break with renewed enthusiasm, a new co driver, and hopefully a new car by round 2.


The experienced Mike Jode has agreed to co drive for the full season and bring some much needed stability which should provide better results. Staying faithful to the Peugeot 107, the team have a new car in build to further improve Rileys pace.


Banks is likely to start the season with last seasons C1, which has been repaired following its incident on the final round of 2016, with the new car expected to be ready for round 2.


The young karting champion made good strides forward throughout the season and after a few mistakes mid-season, finsihed the last 3 rallies with minimal damage and improving pace.  With many of the more senior drivers moving on this year, Riley will be expecting to be higher up the leaderboards and winning more championship points.


Riley said “This season I’m aiming to continue to gain experience, find more pace and improve my consistency, with the hope of achieving regular podium finishes by the end of the year”