EMR Karting Group 

EMR Karting

Ed Murray Racing cc was established in 1994 and is the distributor of ROTAX Kart Products for Southern Africa, CRG karts, Bambino Top Kart Comer 50cc Karts, Righetti Ridolfi kart products, Tillett seats, Bengio safety gear and Aim Mychron. Ed Murray Racing is based at Zwartkops Raceway in Pretoria, South Africa.

South African Rotax Max Challenge 

Ed Murray Racing cc have promoted and managed the Rotax Max Challenge in South Africa since the inception of the world wide Rotax Max Challenge in 1999.

The SARMC Series has classes that cater for drivers from the age of five to ninety nine years old and more than 200 drivers have qualified to compete at the Rotax World Finals. 

The Rotax Grand Finals have been run on 5 continents and many different countries. Proudly South Africa has won 14 world titles in two decades.

EMR Kartsport (Pty) Ltd

EMR Kartsport is based at Killarney Raceway in Cape Town and caters for all your karting needs. This is a one stop kart shop offering new and used karts, specialized engine preparation (Authorised Rotax Service Center), kart servicing, storage and rental karting.

Zwartkops International Kart Raceway (Pty) Ltd

The circuit was built to international standards and CIK licensed for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals held in South Africa in January 2003. A joint venture between Peter Du Toit owner of Zwartkops Raceway and Edward Murray has provided a popular home for Gauteng karting. The circuit is exactly 1 000 m long and boasts a unique crossover.

Zwartkops Raceway is conveniently located close to Pretoria, Centurion and Midrand. The circuit hosts races for karts and bikes and is used for car and bike product launches. There are various options for conference facilities and MCP Corporate Karting.

Zwartkops International Kart Raceway is the home of Rand Kart Club.

MCP Rental Karts 

Max Challenge Promotions cc operates from Zwartkops International Kart Circuit and boasts a fleet of 15 CRG Centurion karts with adjustable seats powered by a Honda 270cc 4-stroke motor, reaching speeds in excess of 70km/h. With corporate events and group bookings, electronic timing, full results, marshaling, helmets and guidance are provided.

Ed Murray
Founder

Ed’s passion for karting started in 1967 and saw him racing on and off until 1994. During this time he won 8 national championships and became involved in the administration and regulation of the sport.

Jolanda Murray
Chief Financial Officer

Jolanda has guided the business since its inception. Since 1979 she has been closely involved in karting at first supporting Ed at race tracks followed by her children – Jennifer and Marc’s – racing careers in karting and circuit racing locally and internationally.

Jennifer Verheul
General Manager

With her families involvement in racing it was inevitable that Jennifer would start racing. Karting was followed by Formula Ford and a test drive in A1GP in Brno, Czech Republic. She hung up her helmet in 2007 after finishing runner up in the Shelby CanAm series.

Jeff van Roon
Manager MCP | ZWARTKOPS Kart Circuit

Jeff joined the team in 2002 during the construction of Zwartkops Kart Circuit. Today Jeff manages the circuit and the rental/ corporate karts. Jeff also manages introductory karting sessions and sales of new and used karts.

Christiaan Fensham
Counter and Online Sales

Christiaan was a welcome addition to the EMR Karting team in 2016 after completing his BCom in sports management. His friendly demeanor and can-do attitude makes getting information on karting or ordering spares easy. He provides the vital scanning and control of engines, tyres, chassis at major events around the country.

Stephen Selepe
Sales Counter and shop assistant

Stephen is an accomplished sportsperson – competing in rowing for South Africa from 2015 to 2019, finishing 4th int the World Championships in 2017. He has taken a keen interest in karting and joined the team in 2020. 

William Mungalo
Kart Mechanic and driver coach

William joined the EMR Karting team in 2010. He is a very experienced race kart mechanic and has assisted many race winners in the last decade. William takes expert care of the fleet of CRG Centurion rental karts.

Albert Joubert
Zwartkops Track & Rental kart Maintenance

Albert joined the group in 2018 to assist with track maintenance and running of the circuit. He loves being outdoors and motorsport is in his family. Albert enjoys  introducing children to karting during our introductory sessions..

Brad Wadeley
EMR Kartsport Manager

Brad Wadeley is the very capable manager of our Cape Town branch. Himself a successful saloon car racer joined Kartsport in 2001 and became passionate about karting. Today he is an expert engine builder as well as a competent driver coach.

Siyanda Sauka
Kart Mechanic

Quiet and dedicated Siyanda started at Kartsport in 2009 and has become a very competent and experienced karting mechanic capable of running drivers and karts across all classes.

Luke Sapuwa
Kart Mechanic

Friendly and helpful Luke is relatively new to the family starting at EMR Kartsport early in 2019. Luke comes with a good skill set and experience having started in the industry in 2016. He is a very diligent and a capable mechanic.