Rob Hedley didn't follow the tried and tested route into motorsport of Karting. Although his love of racing and cars started at an early age, coming from a relatively large family, a twin brother and 2 older sisters, ruled out the money to buy and run a kart. With a Father who was a mechanic and a keen motorsport enthusiast, Rob was surrounded by cars from an early age and quickly picked up mechanical knowledge of Cars. This lead into his first foray into competitive motorsport, when he and a close friend started rebuilding a Mini, bought for £40, into a single stage Rally Car. After spending every night for many months in the garage and every penny they had, out rolled their pride and joy. Unfortunately, the future wasn't rosy for the bright red Mini as the engine seized after only two stages and with no money to repair it the car was sold.
It was a few years before Rob entered the world of Motorsport again when gained his Race Licence at Donington Park Race Circuit, shortly after he tested a Formula First at the same circuit and outpaced several experienced Drivers. This was followed by several test in Formula Fords and Formula Vauxhall Juniors. As with alot of up and coming drivers, funding stopped Rob from completing a full season in any of these formula.
Rob then met Ian at HS Motorsport at competed in a limited number of rounds in the Formula Honda Championship. Despite only competing in 4 rounds and scoring 3 wins and a second, Rob finished 4th overall in the Scholarship Championship. All this on a limited budget with no testing in the Car prior to the first race. During this season, Rob signed with Brian Mackey of Mackey Marketing in America and was Chief Instructor with Moore Racing, running 7 Cars in the TVR Tasmin Challenge. The focus then changed to racing in the USA and a test was arranged in a Barber Dodge Pro Series Car. Despite being all set for the championship the Barber Dodge Pro Series was cancelled by the Skip Barber organisation leaving Rob without a drive for the season.
Rob then competed in various single seater championships in the USA including Formula Mazda, Star Mazda, Cooper Tires Series (FF2000) and Skip Barber National Championship with continued success. Following a few years in the States and once again being let down by a large sponsor, Rob took a career break for 2 years. Whilst still being on the motorsport scene Rob worked more as a consultant and test driver to several teams. It was during the start of 2008 that Rob got a call from Richard Moore, team principal of Moore Racing asking if he would like to drive the teams Honda Civic Type R Touring Car in the Britcar Series. It didn't take Rob long to think this through and a deal was struck to initially do 2 rounds, the 4 hour at Snetterton and the 4 Hour at Spa Francorchamp in Belgium. Having tested the Honda, Moore Racing were more than happy to place Rob in their latest acquisition, a GT4 Maserati Trofeo GT. Rob will be competing in the British GT Championship and select rounds of the Britcar Series in the Maserati throughout 2008.