Chris Atkinson (born 30 November 1979 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia) is a professional rally driver. Prior to his motorsport career, Atkinson saw his career as a stockbroker. He graduated at Bond University in commerce, in 2000. After years of attending rallies as a spectator, Atkinson was a co-driver for his brother Ben. Shortly, the pair swapped positions, scoring a class win and third overall.
Chris’ strength may come from his amazing analyzation skills with numbers. At a rallycross race you may find him staring at a computer screen often and studying his or his rival’s split times in the paddock. His crossover skills of various competitive sports, motocross, rallying different cars, circuit racing and math are a perfect match for rallycross where he has to maneuver on tricky mixed surfaces with other powerful rallycross cars in his path. His input to SRTUSA engineers will also help develop the cars to ideal settings.
Chris lives in Gold Coast, Australia with his wife, Ashley and his two daughters, Ayva and Lyla. He enjoys coming to the US with his family to go on road trips when he is not racing or testing