After the partnership between Bhai Tech and Chris at the end of 2012, Chris was asked to drive the number 66 McLaren in the International GT Open – Experienced single seater driver Luiz Razia will be joining Chris in their assault on the 2013 Championship.
Chris was called up to partner Tim Edgell in the Chesters Holden Commodore, fresh from driving duties with the McLaren GT3 Chris took this oppertiunity to race the last two rounds at Pukekohe and Ruapuna
It all came together quickly and with-in the space of two weeks Chris was having his debut in a McLaren GT3 MP4 12-C in Imola, having never raced of tested a GT car before Chris went on the Qualify on the 3rd row in the first ever event.
Chris was called up to drive for Team New Zealand in the 2011 Superleague Formula Championship, Chris first race back behind the wheel of a Superleague Formula car since the Brands Hatch Shunt, he went on to secure pole position on his return.
Again another last minute deal Chris secured the drive with Manor MP Motorsport on the Thursday before the first round at Monza, that weekend he finished 2nd and then went on to Win on the streets of Morocco.
A last minute deal: Chris was asked to drive for Mofaz Racing in the 2011 World Series by Renault 3.5 championship, this is Chris’s first season back after the massive Brands Hatch crash and already after a few rounds he has secured podium finishes. Watch this space!
Superleague Formula is the 2010 challenge, having not stepped in the car before the first round at Silverstone Chris went on to control the 750hp beast and score two podium finishes on his debut and since then has gone on to take 10 podium finishes and 4 race wins.
After such a dominate season in Formula Master Chris took on the end of season GP2 tests at Paul Ricard and Jerez, finishing 5th quickest at Paul Ricard from about the 40 drivers who took part.
For the 2009 season Chris signed with Epsilon Euskadi to compete with them in the World Series by Renault, on the first race weekend Chris managed to take home a 3rd place finish.
Chris managed to have the chance to represent New Zealand in the newly launched A1GP powered by Ferrari, he took part in the first ever test and then the Chinese and New Zealand rounds.
The end of season GP2 tests were at Paul Ricard where Chris first got a taste of this awesome race car with Trident Racing. He was called back by Trident to compete in the GP2 Asia series, in the first weekend Chris qualified on the front row and scored more points than the two drivers from the previous year put together.
Three seasons with JD Motorsport and they’re Champion! This was Chris’s best year to date absolutely smashing the opposition. Prize of winning the title a test with Honda F1 FACTS & FIGURES: European Champion with 6 wins, 10 podiums, 7 pole positions and 8 fastest laps.
Chris took part at the official pre season test at Silverstone for the first time in Black Beauty late 2006, this was his first time in high powered race car. In 2008 team New Zealand called Chris back to be the Rookie driver at Brands Hatch, Chris finished both sessions quickest.
For 2007 Chris chose to stay with JD Motorsport for another season, this time in International Formula Master, it was a troubled year with many technical difficulties. FACTS & FIGURES: European Runner Up with 2 wins, 7 podiums, 1 pole position and 2 fastest laps.
After a strong season in Formula Renault 2.0 Chris took part in all the 6 days of the official end of season testing with RC Motorsport.
After the first season with JD Motorsport Chris became European Rookie Champion both the Eurocup and the North European Championships as well as finishing Runner up in each Championship. FACTS & FIGURES: 6 wins, 13 podiums, 9 pole positions and 5 fastest laps.
Chris made the move to Formula Renault 2.0 with JD Motorpsport for the European and North European Championships. FACTS & FIGURES: Chris qualified 2nd and won his first ever race in Formula Renault.
After two seasons with Team Rosberg and supported again by BMW Motorsport Chris finished 4th overall. FACTS & FIGURES: 1 win, 5 podiums and 1 fastest lap, highlight was signing a management contract.
After winning the Formula BMW Scholarship in 2003, being funded by his family Chris made the step into his first season of Formula BMW with Team Rosberg. FACTS & FIGURES: Rookie Champion with 8 podium finishes.
Chris’s karting career spanned over 9 years, clocking up a total of 12 New Zealand Championships. Chris and his father also travelled to Australia to compete in the 2001 CIK Championships and the 2002 Ford Kart Stars Series scoring 2nd place at the first event.
Chris started racing karts after at the age of 8 when he received his first kart at Christmas, at his first ever New Zealand Championship he finished 1st =