About

Robin Shute is a professional racing driver and engineer based out of Los Angeles, California.  He has joined an elite group of drivers by winning America’s second oldest motor race and crowning himself King of the Mountain at the 2019 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Specializing in both Prototype and Formula cars with a proven international track record in Hill Climb, Sprint and Endurance racing. He also uses his engineering prowess to develop cars and race programs for several OEM’s and race car manufacturers. He provides a unique, world class skillset of driving and engineering not usually seen in the motorsports industry.

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Bio

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.

Services

Robin is able to offer a multitude of services on a case-by-case basis. These include:

  • Driver for hire, FIA international and IMSA licensed. Significant experience in high powered prototypes
  • Full racing program execution
  • Consultancy for race car and propulsion system design
  • High performance driving for TV, Film and Commercials
  • On track race engineering
  • Driver coaching at track or private simulator sessions

Please use the contact details at the bottom of the page for more information

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