Rob Oldland Motorsport

Motorsport On A Budget

My Story

During 2020 I shared my progress through my first season of motorsport where I completed the Caterham Academy on a relatively small budget. 

For 2021 I aim to continue the story by competing in Caterham Graduates Trophy Series. This will allow me to race on a much smaller budget.

During the year I will be supporting the Sporting Bears who raise money for childrens charities across the country.

Please follow my journey on YouTube.

Regards, Rob.

My YouTube Channel

I started my YouTube channel to follow my first season of Motorsport, the Caterham Academy. All of my previous videos are available from my YouTube channel.
This year my channel will focus on how to upgrade and prepare your car for Caterham Graduates, follow my season of motorsport, and also the Sporting Bears events I will be supporting throughout the year.
Please subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Race Licence Test Day

My first step of motorsport, getting my racing licence. See what’s involved from the Castle Combe ‘ARDS’ day organised by Caterham Motorsport.

Castle Combe Pre-Season Testing

Join me in this video for the official Caterham Motorsport test day at Castle Combe less than one month ahead of our first ever race.

My First Race – Oulton Park

I share how I’m feeling the day before leaving for Oulton Park, follow my test day & finally join me for a wet, but hugely enjoyable race day.

Race Two – Cadwell Park

Talk about a ‘Baptism of Fire’! For our second race we visit the magnificant Cadwell Park circuit in Linconshire known as the UK’s mini-Nurburgring.

Race Three – Thruxton

The UK’s fastest circuit makes for an exciting third race. Join Derek, Garry and I for testing, race day and a day out at Beaulieu Motor Museum.

Final Race, Autumn Trophy

At the end of the season, the two Academy grids have the opportunity to race together in the Autumn Trophy race. Which group will be the quickest?!

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Watch Me Race On TV!

Caterham Motorsport races are televised or streamed. Click on the links below for the races where you will see me compete. Follow my fellow competitors and I in the Academy ‘Green Group’. Caterham racing is some of the closest and exciting motor racing you will see, take a look at the other classes including the top category Seven Championship UK.

Oulton Park

Cadwell Park

Thruxton

My Sponsor

SOAR Electric Karting

Thank you to my sponsor, SOAR Electric Karting. Without their support I would be unable to race.

SOAR Electric Karting is situated in Gillingham Kent. This indoor facility boasts a track over two levels, race data logging, the safest barriers available and top of the line, Italian made OTL electric karts.

The result is a high end and thrilling experience.

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Blog

During 2020, each month I wrote an article for the Lotus 7 Club’s fantastic magazine, Lowflying.
The articles will follow my Caterham Academy experience throughout the season where I shared my experience of competing in motorsport on a budget and explain how I balanced the financial books.

Caterham Cars also featured the articles on their website.

Have a read, just click on the links.

February 2020

In my first article I tell the story of how I decided to embark on my motorsport journey.

March 2020

Read about my experience of gaining my race licence and the first day out on track with my car.

April 2020

A weekend at Donington Park for the Caterham Academy handling day & Javelin trackday.

May 2020

I share my experience gained when seeking sponsorship for racing.

June 2020

Talking about how I get preprared for racing in a locked down world.

July 2020

This month is a lesson in ‘man maths’,
I talk about additional costs to consider.

August 2020

It’s race time! Find out how I get on in my first race in treacherous conditions.

September 2020

Baptism of fire? How about Cadwell Park, the UK’s ‘mini Nurburbring’ for round 2?!

October 2020

Round 3, Thruxton the fastest circuit in the UK. Read how this 100mph game of chess ‘pans out!’

November 2020

Rounds 4 & 5 from Brands Hatch. Find out how I get on from my local circuit for a double header.

Special Mention

When you own a Caterham you become part of the community.
To support us owners there are many companies and individuals across the UK who provide exceptional products, service and knowledge.
I’m based in the South East, here are contacts who have supported me over the years of owning a Caterham and which I personally recommend.

Just Add Lightness

Having my first Caterham written off at only 4 months old due to a collision from behind because I couldn’t be seen. Since, I’ve wanted the best lighting for my car and my safety. Check out JAL for fantastic products and service.

Visit Just Add Lightness

BOSS Racing

When asked about the best upgrades for a Caterham there are 2 things I recommend. first, get your car’s suspension set up for the use you intend. BOSS Racing previously set up my 620S which was used for road and track days brilliantly and now they look after my Academy car for racing.

Visit BOSS Racing

Jamie Unwin Racing

The second ‘upgrade’ I recommend is coaching – learn to drive what you have properly. While I have owned a Caterham for sometime, one day of Jamie’s coaching had me lapping Brands Hatch faster in my 125hp Academy car than I could lap my 310hp 620.

Visit Jamie Unwin Racing

Drawing From The Best

I met Brian several years ago at Brands Hatch where I marveled at him drawing racing cars. Brian has previously drawn my road car, since I have commisioned him to draw my race car. Get in touch with Brian to create your own masterpiece.

Visit Drawing From The Best

Lotus Seven Club

Owning a Caterham can open so many opportunities. I have made wonderful friends and attended many ‘money can’t buy’ events and it’s all thanks to the Lotus Seven Club. If you planning to buy, or own a Caterham membership is a must!

Visit Lotus Seven Club

Sevens & Classics

Would you like your Caterham looked after like you do? Sevens & Classics provide wonderful servicing and care for your car.
Friends have also bought their cars from Sevens & Classics and highly recommend.

Visit Sevens & Classics

SnappyRacers

Jon Bryant from SnappyRacers has provided many of the shots I use in my social media and articles. SnappyRacers are the official photographer for all the BRSCC Caterham Motorsport championships, Production GTi championship and the Toyo Tires 7 Race Series.

Visit SnappyRacers

Demon Tweeks

All of my race gear has been purchased from Demon Tweeks. They offer a huge range of products at competitive prices. Best of all is their service. It can be daunting selecting the right gear. I was provided with a personal service to make sure I brought the right products for my needs and budget.

Visit Demon Tweeks

Classic Carbon

Not so much much for a race car, but amazing ‘bling’ if you want your Caterham to look just right. My road-going Caterham’s boasted loads of Classic Carbon. Each item is a handcrafted masterpiece.

Visit Classic Carbon