Monarch Asia Pacific is a proud sponsor of Chris Sharples Racing.

As a young kid Chris started racing on a peewee bike at Nudgee, progressing to a 80cc, then 125cc. Chris loved the need for speed.

The catalyst to start Motor Racing was Go Karts. From there, the passion started. Chris raced his first kart with the Cooloola Kart Club and achieved a podium position. He progressed through the ranks from Nippers, Junior National Light, and Rotax over a period of 3 years.

The next move at the age of 17, Chris purchased 1982 Gemini, 4 door sedan car and competed in the Qld Gemini Racing Series racing at Qld Raceway, Lakeside and Morgan Park. Throughout his Gemini racing Chris achieved podium wins, a clean driving record and a loyal support team. A highlight and privilege was the opportunity to race at Bathurst in the support category for the 12 hr endurance race.

In 2016 Sharples Racing purchased a V8 Monaro. First time on the track he was bumped up to "A" Grade from a grid of 30. More improvements to the car have helped Chris achieve his goals.