CHINEHAM saloon driver Chris Mohan runs his own team, Chris Mohan Racing, in the VAG Trophy Championship.

In his second season he is currently third in the drivers’ championship and his driving ambition is to make the grid of the British Touring Car Championships – the top saloon car championship in the country.

The 25-year-old started his motorsport career at the age of 15 racing go karts.

In 2007 he was one of eight drivers to be picked for the final selection for a Formula BMW scholarship in Valencia, Spain, but unfortunately he did not get a scholarship.

After testing in single seater he turned to saloon racing in the Mini Challenge Championship and now drives a VW Golf Mk4 GTi.

Away from the race track Mohan is an IT technician at a private primary school and is a former pupil of Queen Mary’s College.

1. Who was your childhood hero? David Coulthard.

2. What is your most precious possession and why is it important to you? My car. Without this I wouldn’t be able to get to places in my daily routine or travel to circuits for my race weekends.

3. What was the first record/CD you bought? Now That’s What I Call Music 48.

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? The British Touring Car Championship.

5. What is your favourite film? I am not a massive film person but if I had to choose one it would have to be Senna.

6. What is your pet hate? When drivers don’t put their headlights on when it’s very poor visibility in bad weather on the motorway.

7. What are you reading at the moment? Guy Martin’s My Autobiography.

8. If you were choosing a last meal, what would it be? Chinese.

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? Ayrton Senna.

10. If you had a time machine where would it take you? Back to 2007 where I stepped into a Formula BMW car in Valencia (Spain).

11. If you were stranded on a desert island what luxury would you choose to have with you? Mobile phone.

12. What sports team do you support? Newcastle United FC.

13. What was your first job? A sports assistant at my local leisure centre.

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? Any of the previous Top Gear cast i.e Jeremy Clarkson, James May or Richard Hammond.

15. What worries you the most? Nothing.

16. What is your proudest moment? To get selected as one of the eight British drivers to attend the Formula BMW drivers course in Valencia.

It was a truly amazing experience which I will never forget. It was the stepping stone from racing go karts to cars.

Getting coached by well-known World Touring Car drivers, Augusto Farfus and Jorg Muller was very valuable indeed.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? This is a tricky one, being only 25. “Made the most of life and set out to achieve his personal life’s goals as best as he could.”

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? Sometimes I eat some chocolate amongst my post gym protein meals.

19. What one thing could change society for the better? To scrap VAT or tax.

20. What three words best describe you? Bubbly, friendly, active.