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Biography

Date of birth: 6th August 1981

Lives: Kent, Great Britain

Hobbies: Football, Liverpool Football Club, clay pigeon shooting

Chris’ affair with motorsport stretches back to 1991, but initially it was two wheels rather than four wheels, with moto x at the age of 7 when his parents bought a 50cc bike. After his local track shut because of a fatality a year later, his step father, who was also a keen racer, took the plunge and bought a go-kart. The rest as they say is history.

After a year of visiting local karting tracks in Kent to see if he liked it, Chris began his karting race career – finishing third in the championship in his first full season. Chris finally won the junior karting championship after finishing second twice and third twice at the age of 15 and was sponsored by Briggs and Stratton, notching up countless race wins, podium finishes and pole positions along the way.

After racing and winning various endurance and guest drive events, Chris retired from motorsport for personal reasons at the age of 19.

In 2014, Chris made a comeback to motorsport by competing in the BARC Cannons Tin Top Championship in a Peugeot 205 GTi.

Over the next four years, Chris raced around the UK and Europe in various championships, which resulted in countless wins, podium finishes and pole positions over a three year period, taking his overall race win tally to 327 race wins.

In 2018 Chris will be competing in the Track Attack Tricolore championship – a race series for French cars and also select CSCC rounds.

Chris’ racing partners include Etesia UK, Fusion Media, Spoox MotorsportRock OilSygnature Workwear and Tom Motorsport.

SPOOX TOM MOTORSPORTS Fusion Media
Chris Bassett