The Beginning -
Chris's first season of karting in 1995 where he 8 years old.
The Middle -
By 2002 Chris had already raced two seasons in OZ and had 12 NZ titles under his belt.
Special Events -
Chris's last proper karting event was the 2009 Formula 100 CIK Trophy of NZ.
PDB Racing Team is one of the most famous kart racing trademarks in the world. From Europe to the USA, all the way to East Asia, PDB Racing Team is known for its outstanding results and competitiveness, vision and innovative spirit that are essential for success. The team was founded in 1998 by former World Karting Champion Peter de Bruijn.
His long lasting career as tuner for CRG factory made Peter one of the most experienced and innovative engineers in karting. After working for KalìKart and CRG, Peter de Bruijn decided to use all his experience to create a new team at the end of 1997, using Gillard chassis and Parilla engines with two exceptional drivers: unforgotten Lotta Hellberg, one of the most successful lady kart drivers in karting history, and young Kimi Raikkonen, the one that would later become Formula 1 World Champion with Ferrari.
During his 20 year career as a driver, and 25 years as team owner, Peter de Bruijn has achieved every major karting championship, including the World Championship in 1980 ahead of Formula 1 icon Ayrton Senna, and the World Championship in 2005 with Oliver Oakes.
Oliver Oakes -
Oliver Oakes took Gillard Racing Karts to become World Champions
Kimi Raikkonen -
Kimi drove for PDB during his karting career before making the switch to F1.
Valtteri Bottas -
Chris was mechanic for Valtteri throughout 2006 when he raced for PDB.
Chris started racing go-karts at the age of 8 thanks to his parents, over 10 years of racing karts he won 12 New Zealand titles and moved to Europe in 2003 to pursue his career in motorsports.
He then went on to win three championships in single seaters & became the 2015, 2017 & 2018 Carrera Cup Asia Champion. As well as his own driving career he is actively coaching young talents passing on his own experience from over the years.
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