LEOMINSTER co-driver Keaton Williams is assessing his options for next season after a successful showing at the Monza Rally Show.

After a somewhat disappointing Wales Rally GB in the Hyundai i20 R5, Hyundai Motorsport offered Irish youngster Josh McErlean with co-driver Williams the opportunity to go to Italy for the Monza Rally Show, in a Promo Motorsport run Hyundai i20 R5.

After a very successful British Rally Championship campaign in a Peugeot 208 R2, the duo are looking for the next step into a R5 car for 2020.

And just days before leaving for Italy McErlean was awarded the prestigious Billy Coleman award, which carries a 100,000 euros prize fund.

The Monza event offered 160 kilometres within the circuit over the three days including two mammoth 44kms stages on the Saturday.

The high quality entry included the Hyundai factory drivers Craig Breen, Andreas Mikkelsen and Dani Sordo.

Despite the limited mileage in a R5 car and having never driven the car on asphalt, they started well on Fridays opening leg, finishing 26th overall.

Saturday's four stages offered 108kms, and a good push on both long stages saw them finish leg two 14th overall going into the final day.

"We've had a real good go on the long tests today, and it's paid off to move up 12 places," said Williams.

"We're still learning the car, but we've only 10kms of action tomorrow so not a lot of chance to improve."

Sunday's final two tests actually saw the duo drop back to 18th in the end, but they finished third in the Hyundai Trophy.

"We're disappointed to have dropped back, but, rallying on a circuit is not easy," added Williams.

"A big thank you to Hyundai Motorsport for the opportunity. We now need to discuss our options for next year, but we are keen to continue working with Hyundai so we'll see what next year brings."