Motorcycle Racers Hall of Fame – Chris Hellewell – Phoenix CFS Team

Photo: Chris Hellewell in action!

Motorcycle Racers Hall of Fame – Chris Hellewell – Phoenix CFS Team

Chris ‘Skidmarxs’ Hellewell started his racing career in 2011 when he was Rookie Champion with the Auto66 Racing Club. He joined Phoenix CFS Racing Team in 2014 and has many podium finishes under his belt, including a top finish in the Thundersport 600 Elite Series in 2017. During the 2016 racing season he was the Golden Era Supersport Champion.

Chris has GPFAX brake pads fitted on his Kawasaki ZX6-R motorbike.
Photo: Chris Hellewell


Chris Hellewell

Year of Birth:


Team Name:

Phoenix CFS Race Team


Thundersport 600 Elite

Highest Place Finish:

4th in the Elite Series

Car/Bike Used:

Kawasaki ZX6-R

What`s your day job?

Security Engineer.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

2016 Golden Era Supersport Champion.

What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?

Ducati 996.

Did you always want to be a racer or something else?

From day one.

Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or 2 wheels?

Two wheels, man’s sport, haha!

What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?

Back to British Supersport.

What is the most insane/scary/memorable drive/ ride you’ve ever had?

Had a scary crash only last month at Donnington through Crainer, a bike crashed in front of me I had nowhere to go so I hit his bike at over 100mph.

How involved are you in testing and mechanical tweaking before events?

None, I stick to riding them, all I can do!

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

35 🙁 crying, doing what I can.

What is your go to playlist or song before an event to get in the zone?


If you could try any other motorsport what one would you choose?

Touring cars would be fun, I’ve always liked how it’s a contact sport.

What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone in a car or bike on track and when?

178 in Spain during January on a RSV4.

What is your daily drive or ride?

A Vauxhall Vivaro van.

Who is your inspiration?

Casey Stoner.

What is the one thing you could not live without?


What is your favourite takeaway?


Do you have a favourite movie?


Any bad habits?

My Mrs would say loads, but I’d just say my OCD of clutter.

Tell us something about you that most people would not know?

Before every race I don’t want to go out and I feel ill.

Would you rather fight 100 horse-sized ducks or one duck-sized horse?

One duck-sized horse, it’s only got a beak as its advantage and one on one is fair.

GPFAX Sintered Road Race Brake Pads

EBC GPFAX Sintered Road Race Brake Pads
The GPFAX Formula Sintered Race pads are a direct replacement of the GPFA series. This formula is even higher in friction and created specifically to be used only on asphalt surfaces such as those found in race track conditions. Because of the super performance that they provide, these brake pads are a growing favourite choice of superbike racers.

Another benefit of the GPFAX sintered material is that it now has even better heat cycling ability allowing the brake pads to be raced, cooled, then raced again.

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