Born in Norwich, Robin grew up in the United Kingdom for the first 23 years of his life. Starting at a very young age, he was already racing radio controlled cars at a national level. Moving onto karts and alpine ski racing throughout his teenage years, he broadened his skillsets to a variety of speed disciplines. Motorsport and competition is very much in his blood, his father Tony Shute a renowned development driver and racer for Goodyear tyres, Lotus and Caterham.
In 2011 Robin crossed the pond to live in California where he would start his automotive engineering career at Tesla Motors. From there he was also able to continue his racing development, running in multiple Formula Car classes where he would end up taking a National title in Formula Pro Mazda. Several endurance appearances in GT cars would follow, both back in the UK and America showing his competitiveness and versatility as a driver.
His big break came in 2017 where he would represent a new electric car startup, Faraday Future at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Not only was he able to contribute to the development of the 1050hp FF91, but he was also able to set the fastest time of any production based electric car to ever go up the Mountain.
Having been enticed by the Mountain, Robin formed a new team called “The Sendy Club” that would endeavour to go for the much larger challenge of winning the race outright. Amazingly achieving that goal on only their second attempt in 2019.