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About Maxspeed

Who are we?

MaxSpeed Motorsport is a kart racing team specializing in driver , kart and engine development.

The team was created by Andre van der Merwe ( 20 years racing experience , 14 years karting experience) and Graham Dewar ( engineer and businessman ) in mid 2014.

The team manages the official Flandria Kart ZA racing team.

What We Offer

MaxSpeed Motorsport allows any level of driver, with any brand of kart, competing in any karting series in South Africa , to join our team and make use of our services.

We sell all karting brands: Flandria , Birel , Tonykart , CRG , Energy , FK , Zanardi and Kosmic.
We also sell the following engines and parts: Rotax , Rok , Comer , F400 and SSS.

Our team offers driver training to all levels of drivers.

Who we are

Andre van der Merwe

Andre started go-kart racing 18 years back in 1996. Since then he has won multiple Northern region championships, been awarded Nothern province colors, Transvaal colors and also became Rotax Junior Max national champion taking him to compete in Egypt at the Rotax world finals representing South Africa. He has been one of Tony kart works driver as well as a Birel works driver. Since then Andre has Raced Formula Vee, Polo Cup, Production Cars Class T as well as competed in Spain and Bahrain in Formula BMW

Graham Dewar

Graham is a former member of parliament in Gauteng between 1994 and 1999, Owner of engineering company Heat and Fluid Engineering Pty Ltd that manufacturers and supplies racing clutches to the F400 Karting club and also co-founder and majority investor in Maxspeed Motorsport.


Kyle Lawrence

Internet radio talk show host, Kyle started racing 19 years back in 1995. He is the youngest ever driver to win the Rotax Max challenge event world wide. Kyle has also won the Rotax national DD2 championship and competed in Dubai at the Rotax World finals representing South Africa. Kyle has been a works team driver for PCR karts, Tony karts, Birel karts and is currently works driver for Flandria SA. Kyle has also competed on the main circuit in the Polo cup.