Grantham Journal caricature: What a year for Chris ‘Stalker’ Walker

Superbikes star Chris 'Stalker' Walker. Caricature by Terry Shelbourne.
Superbikes star Chris 'Stalker' Walker. Caricature by Terry Shelbourne.
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It’s coming up to a year since the Chris Walker Kawasaki dealership opened its doors on Harlaxton Road.

Superbikes star Chris, known as ‘Stalker’ Walker, is no stranger to living life on the edge, as both a British and World Superbike racer.

The four-time British Superbike Championship runner-up, who is originally from Newark, is obsessed with anything with two wheels or an engine, since taking part in his first motorcross race in 1983, aged 11.

Now, aged 44, Chris runs his own motorcycle business, alongside his wife Rachel, 37.

He is supported by business partner Craig Currie, a longtime friend and sponsor, and general manager Colin Wright, who has run some of the most successful BSB teams and gave Chris his first ever paid superbike ride in 1998.

“I’ve got less races ahead of me than I have behind me,” said Chris. “So when I do have to finally stop racing this is something I can step into full-time.”

The showroom, which features a state-of-the art soundproof Dyno speed vault, has proved a haven for motorcycle fans who come from near and far.

On April 24, the business will celebrate its first birthday, with a special two-day event taking place at the showroom on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24.

General opening hours are 9am-5.30pm Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, (closed Sunday). For more details call 01476 850644.