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Chris Atkinson

Career

Current co-driver: Stephane Prevot.

Achievements:

2009 World Rally Championship - one event with the Citroen Junior Team (using the C4 WRC). Results: 5th in Ireland.

2008 World Rally Championship with Subaru. 5th in drivers' standings, 50 points. Results: 3rd on the Monte, 21st in Sweden (after off on day 1), 2nd in Mexico, 2nd in Argentina, 3rd in Jordan, 6th in Sardinia, did not finish in Greece, 13th in Turkey (under SupeRally - damaged suspension on day 1), 3rd in Finland, 6th in Germany, retired in NZ (mechanical), 7th in Spain, 6th in France, 4th in Japan, retired in Wales (crashed out).

2007 World Rally Championship with Subaru. 7th in drivers'. Scored 31 points. Results: 4th on Monte, 8th in Sweden, 19th in Norway, 5th in Mexico, did not finish in Portugal (went off the road), 7th in Argentina, 10th in Sardinia, 6th in Greece, 4th in Finland, 15th in Germany (under SupeRally), 4th in NZ, 8th in Spain, 6th in France, retired in Japan (went off the road), 41st in Ireland, 7th in GB.

Split with Glenn Macneall after Portugal.

Signed new deal that will see him stay with the SWRT through to the end of the 2009 season.

2006 World Rally Championship with Subaru. Joint ninth in drivers' championship. Scored 20 points. Results: 6th on Monte, 11th in Sweden, 7th in Mexico, 11th in Spain, 13th in France, 6th in Argentina, 10th in Sardinia, 11th in Greece, 8th in Germany, 13th in Finland, 4th in Japan, 9th in Cyprus, 6th in Turkey, 9th in Australia, retired in NZ (hit a rock), 6th in GB.

Nurburgring 24-Hour event in an Autosportif Racing Subaru Impreza WRX STI, sharing it with Alan van der Merwe, Phil Bennett and Jonathan Price. Finished 13th in the SP6 class and 116th overall after technical problems.

2005 World Rally Championship with Subaru - contested most events. 12th in drivers' championship. Scored 13 points. Results: 19th in Sweden, retired in Mexico, 7th in NZ, 18th in Italy, 10th in Cyprus, 24th in Turkey, retired in Greece (engine), 9th in Argentina, retired in Finland, 11th in Germany, 38th in GB, 3rd in Japan, retired in France, 9th in Spain, 4th in Australia.

2004 Asia Pacific Super 1600 Champion

World Rally Championship - four events.
Group N winner and fifth outright - Rally Australia.
Super 1600 and 12th outright – Rally Japan.
Rally Finland - 33rd overall.
Debut - Rally New Zealand (retired).

Globalstar Australian Rally Championship – Runner Up.

Winner Premier State Rally – Rd 5 Australian Chsp.
Winner Coopers Pale Ale Rally SA – Rd 4 Australian Chsp
Winner Caloundra Falken Tyres Rally Queensland – Rd 2. Australian Chsp

2003 FIA Asia-Pacific Super 1600 Champion.
Rally of India 1st Super 1600, 6th APRC, 6th Outright.
Rally of Thailand 1st Super 1600, 5th APRC, 7th Outright.
Rally Hokkaido 2nd Super 1600, 3rd APRC, 10th Outright.
Rally of Rotorua 1st Super 1600 Day 3, 2nd Super 1600 Day 2.
Rally of Canberra 1st Super 1600 & A6, 4th APRC, 10th Outright

2002 Australian Privateers Cup Champion.
Rally Tasmania Heat One - 16th Outright, 1st Privateer.
Rally South Australia 8th Outright, 2nd Privateer.
Rally Queensland 6th Outright, 1st privateer.
Rally of Canberra 5th Outright after Day 2.
Forest Rally, WA Heat One - 11th Outright, 8th Class N4.
Heat Two - 9th Outright, 7th Class N4.
Harbour City Rally, NSW Heat One - 7th Outright, 5th Class N4
Heat Two - 10th Outright, 6th Class N4.

2001 14th Australian Group N Championship.
Champions Class N4.
Keema Classic 1st Outright, 1st Class N4.
Rally of Queensland 1st Class N4, 2nd Outright.
Round One 1st Class N4, 3rd Outright.
KCF Rally Sprint Series 1st Outright, 1st Class N4.

2000 Rally debut aboard a 1972 Toyota Corolla in the final round of the 2000 Queensland Rally Championship.

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