Chris Atkinson

Performance Editor

About Chris

Chris Atkinson is not only a legend of a bloke, but CarExpert's Performance Editor.

Chris has been racing professionally for the past 18 years, starting his career with famed Japanese legend Monster Tajima racing for Suzuki in the Asia Pacific Rally Championship.

He then went on to race in the World Rally Championship for Subaru, Hyundai and Citroen, achieving podium finishes in events such as the Monte Carlo Rally and Finland.

Chris has won 41 stages across every racing surface and has the ability to adapt quickly to different cars and changing conditions. He was two-time WRC Champion Petter Solberg’s teammate at Subaru World Rally Team until 2008.

Outside of rally, he has competed in the Nurburgring 24hrs, Bathurst 12hr (finishing 2nd) and several other circuit racing events.

For the past four years he has been competing in the USA for Subaru Motorsports USA in the Rallycross series, finishing second in the championship in 2019 with two wins.

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2022 BMW M440i xDrive performance review

Chris Atkinson

 2022 BMW M440i xDrive performance review

While it lacks the outright muscle of its M4 sibling, the all-paw BMW M440i xDrive can still make you crack a smile on track.

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