Chris was born in Wythenshawe hospital, grew up around Altrincham and Stockport, went to Trafford College, based in and around Manchester when not competing in the World and European Rally Championships.

“I started rally driving age 16, became the UK’s young driver of the year age 17. Got first professional drive age 19 with Peugeot becoming the youngest manufacturer backed rally driver since former World Champion Richard Burns.

He added: “I won the Colin McRae trophy in 2014. Won the Under 27 European Rally Championship in 2017 and progressed into four wheel drive rally cars. In 2018 I finished on the podium on my World Rally Championship debut at Rally Turkey.”

When asked about he’d like to get involved with Forever Manchester: “I would like to be involved in any way to give something back to the city and it would generally make me very proud to be involved and help others like I have been helped in the past.”

“I love the atmosphere of the city, the people, Manchester City and Oasis!”