1. Could you introduce yourself to our readers?
I'm Chris Lovely, I'm 19 and from the UK, and I race in 1/10th electric touring. I also race in the 2wd and 4wd off road classes, and for abit of fun I race in the Mardave class.
2. How long have you been involved in your sport?
I have been involved in racing for a good ten years or more. It started off as a bit of fun, alongside football. But then racing has taken over.
3. Are there people who have inspired you to get started?
My dad was the one who inspired me to start. He had been part of the team that built my local club, and my brother was already well involved. So he then started to get me involved when I was at the age of 6/7. It wasn't all fun for a start, but after many more attempts it became great fun.
4. What motivates you to continue competing?
My motivation is to continue to still be the best I can be. No matter what the race meeting. Even through tough times, to come back stronger and better and still be a main challenger is what motivates me.
5. What is your goal this year?
I have always wanted to work with Atsushi Hara, always been a big fan of his. He's been at the top for many years, and is one of the most respected guys in an international field. Other then Atsushi, it would be Marc Rheinard, again another amazing driving talent, but when you see coverage of him at events he seems so laid back, and I'd love to take that approach with my racing. Two amazing guys whom you could learn a lot from.
6. What are your goals this year?
My goals for this year are the same as every year. I still like to come back every year to challenge and compete for everything that I can. At my local club I would love to make it three years out of three for the King of Cordeaux series, but it's a tough ask. I would like to be competitive at any meetings I do outdoors and indoors, and try and get my name among the other big names.
7. What advice would you give people who wanted to get started in your sport?
My advice is, do plenty of research and understand the scale of the hobby and the costs. Start low and build yourself up. My mate did this, tried a car, got hooked, and kept going back and back. And know he's a top driver not only at my club, but also at national level. Build yourself up slowly, going from rtr cars, and learning what is needed.
8. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
Not really advice, more racing banter but NO PRESSURE!!!
9. What equipment are you using?
I race the Xray T3'11 supplied by my sponsor RCDisco, Boca Bearings, Bodyshells sprayed by Boultspeed, Lipo batteries from my sponsor Smc/Akula Racing. Hobbywing/ Speed Passion speed controllers, Hpi flux motors.