Name: David Robinson
Education: Automotive Engineering, Loughborough University (First Class Hons)
Vehicle Dynamics Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover & DPR Motorsport Driver Coach
- Nationally seeded driver at Cadet, Junior and Senior levels of karting
- European Pro Kart Endurance Series Champion 2010, 2015, 2016
- British Universities Karting Championships Champion 2008, 2010 and 2012.
- Championship 3rd place, Caterham Academy 2011
- Caterham Autumn Trophy Winner 2011
- Caterham Tracksport Champion 2012
- Caterham Supersport Champion 2013
- Class Winner - VD3T, 2013 ROWE 250 Meilen Rennen, Nurburgring
- Caterham Superlight R300 Vice Champion 2014
- Caterham Superlight R300 Champion 2015
- Class Winner - 24 Hours of Barcelona 2015, International Endurance Series
- Winner - Prince Lubricants Caterham Motorsport Series, Sepang, June 2016
Non Racing Highlights:
- RadAmRing Under 23 8 Man Endurance Cycling Winner 2011
_Born in 1988 I started racing karts at the age of 9 with national success at Cadet, Junior and Senior levels. Spiralling costs meant that I had to stop racing karts at the age of 18, but not before having become a seeded driver at all levels, experienced driving instruction at Bedford Autodrome, and reached the final round of the Double Six Racing Scholarship.
At Loughborough University I was also involved with the Uni karting team (three times British Universities Champion) and Loughborough Formula Student (check them out at lumotorsport.com) whilst studying for a degree in Automotive Engineering (MEng). A fairly hectic student lifestyle that also left some time for getting out on the bike (mountain and road) and getting to the gym.
2011 saw me back behind the wheel again, albeit this time in a Caterham 7 competing in the Caterham Academy Series. Initial testing was extremely positive with fastest laps and lap records being set and after a year of learning I finished 3rd in the championship.
2011 ended on a high with a fantastic final round at Rockingham Motor Speedway in Corby. Fastest in practise, pole position, two race wins, two fastest laps and a lap record sealing the Caterham Autumn Trophy win.
But it was 2012 that really saw the success take off in earnest. Jumping two classes into the Caterham Tracksport Series, I took 9 podiums on my way to the title and it was a further honour to be recognised by Autosport Magazine as having won one of the most bitterly fought championships of the year.
The target for 2013 was to continue with this form in the Caterham Supersport series. After a tough season I emerged with 13 podiums from 13 finishes, 7 wins and a championship title.
Swiftly following this was a step up to the premier UK Caterham series, finishing as runner up in 2014 and claiming the title in 2015 with a record 9 wins from 12 races. In addition I have had the opportunity to represent Caterham UK in Taiwan, Malaysia and Colombia, claiming wins in the national series there.
And for 2017? A 4th place overall finish (3rd in class) at Brands Hatch GP with the European GT4 Northern Cup kicked things off and its now on to Donington Park in September for the MINI Challenge.