Rob started out karting when he was just 10 years old and after finishing 6th in his first full season at national level and runner up in his second season he moved in to cars to become the youngest ever winner of a national car race.
He then started to climb the incredibly competitive ladder to formula 1 and entered the British Formula Renault championship, his second season saw him racing against the likes of Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Pizzonia. Rob went on to finish runner up to Pizzonia before a road accident left him with serious injuries and unable to compete during the 2000 season.
A return to racing in 2001 and a step up to British Formula 3 with a new team was a tough challenge but Rob stuck it out to be in contention for the championship a couple of years later. Sadly a broken hand whilst rugby training put an end to his championship hopes.
Several guest races in Formula 3 followed including a call up from Japanese manufacturer Dome. But despite race wins and numerous podiums and beating drivers such as Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Nelson Piquet and many more it just wasn't to be for Rob and funding dried up. After a final Formula 3000 test where he outpaced Nico Rosberg led to nothing Rob took the decision to change direction completely and RAR team was born.
Starting out running a single Ginetta G20 by the end of their second season the team were running 6 cars for customers and Rob was reserve driver, winning whenever he got the chance to get behind the wheel.
Ginettas introduction of the G50 in 2008 led to the RAR team to running an additional two cars in the Ginetta GT Super Cup (as it's now known) and another in the British GT4 Championship in which Rob partnered Hunter Abbott. After Hunter very literally destroyed the entire car at the first round of the championship (check it out here
) the pair went on to outscore everyone during the rest of the season and come very close to winning the championship.
Following on from there the team ran a pair of cars in the Ginetta in the European GT4 championship finishing 1st and 6th.
Fancying a change of direction and still seeking something that felt like home the team ran a number of historic Formula one cars again with Rob at the wheel, this led to many more victories but it still wasn't home for Rob and his team... Then the NGTC regulations were released and nothing would ever be the same again.