LEO ROBINSON RACING
LEO ROBINSON representing Algeria (his maternal country), one of the most successful karting graduates, stepped onto the Ginetta motorsport ladder at Oulton Park in 2023 with Alastair Rushforth Motorsport and mechanic Josh Sheriff to compete in the Junior Championship series, then transitioned to R Racing and Evan Wicks - mechanic at Silverstone. Leo held karting contest titles in the British Championship for the Mini X30, the LGM, Kartmaster and Junior X30 including international champion among other prestigious trophies that he has also won over the years.
Sealed Ford 1.8 litre 4-cylinder Zetec
Sealed Quaife 6-speed sequential
Jenvey throttle bodies
Restricted to 100bhp
FIA approved driver's seat and harnesses
Chequered Flag Experience
An important quality of a driver is the ability to recognise that he is the weakest component of the system. It is the driver’s imperfect inputs that prevent the car from going as quickly as it can.
The role of the driver is to extract the maximum performance from the equipment over the race duration. Optimum performance of the tyre is beyond the point of breaking adhesion but within the ultimate level of grip. The car must slide but not to the point that cornering speed is lost or power cannot be applied early in the corner.
The correct line requires late and sharp corner entry, while looking to apply power through the corner while reducing steering input. This is not the quickest way through the corner but results in higher speed leading onto the straight, with time being made up all the way down the straight.
Start Line Performance
At the age of 14, Leo has made the move up to cars, joining the Ginetta Junior series. This is where F1 driver Lando Norris and others cut their teeth in the move from Karts to Cars.