Robb Gravett started his motorsport career on two wheels, racing Moto Cross at the age of 12. By 15, he was already British champion and, at 16, represented the UK in the 125cc World Championships. Robb won over 100 races on his way to numerous Moto Cross championships before retiring aged 23 to pursue a career on four wheels.
Robb began racing cars in 1978 and has raced across the world in Australia, New Zealand, Macau, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain, winning over 100 races and 11 championships.
In 1989 Robb formed his own ‘Trakstar’ team with Mike Smith, running Sierra RS500 Cosworths in the British Touring Car Championship. Second place in their first year led on to a championship victory in 1990 with Robb winning 9 of the season’s 13 races including seven races in succession to be crowned 1990 BTCC Champion. In 1997 Robb was Champion again, this time in the BTCC Independent championship.
In addition to his BTCC success, Robb was also voted Autosport National Driver of the Year and Chamber of Commerce Sportsman of the Year in 1990.
Ultimate Car Control
In 2000, Robb decided to apply his car control skills to a new venture, Ultimate Car Control (UCC), a driver training organisation whose aim is reduce road accidents by instilling in road drivers the same car control techniques and dynamic awareness of the most successful racing drivers. UCC’s courses help drivers to recognise and avoid potentially dangerous situations on the road by equipping them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to react appropriately and safely in any scenario. Success in this arena has been astounding with UCC corporate clients seeing a reduction in accident rates of up to 50%.
Following a successful partnership with Mercedes-Benz from 2006, in 2010, UCC began strategic partnerships with both Volvo and Jaguar to help bring these unique driver training programmes to a wider audience. The courses range from a unique fleet driver training programme and high performance dynamic training right through to full international race mentoring.