BRP-Rotax has announced further changes to its worldwide importing & servicing network for karting products with new distributors appointed for Ireland and Malaysia.
Last month it was announced IKD had relinquished the Australian distribution contract and there’s a “unification of the Rotax brand” in the USA under the RaceRotax banner.
Australian distribution of Rotax product is being taken over by the distributor for New Zealand (Right Karts) which is setting up a company locally (RaceMax Pty Ltd) to handle the logistics.
As of 1 January 2021, Murray Motorsport is the new authorized distributor for the Republic of Ireland.
Previously, Ireland had been served by the UK distributor, JAG. However, as the UK is leaving the European Union by end of 2020, Rotax say that JAG will not be able to serve the Irish market anymore.
“We are convinced that with our new partner we will be able to further improve the service to our Irish customers and that the close cooperation between Murray Motorsport and Motorsport Ireland will increase the Rotax racing opportunities,” said Peter Ölsinger, General Manager BRP-Rotax.
Joe and Ann Murray established Murray Motorsport in 1990 as a workshop for race cars. They became the Sparco distributor for Ireland in 1994 and today distribute a wide range or motorsport and karting brands. Their sons Eoin & Niall are company directors and experienced racers.
The Japanese distributor, EIKO Motorsport, will expand its territory to encompass the Malaysian market from January 1st, 2021, taking over from Kartmore Racing Service.
“EIKO will be responsible for all territories listed under KRS” at Rotax press release stated. “All orders and aftersales will be conducted from EIKO from this point (1/1/21).
“To support the racing activities in the region our Distributor for Thailand, Moment Media, will organise races in 2021 in Thailand that all Malaysian customers are welcome to participate in during 2021 and onwards.
“RMCGFs tickets will be on offer for all classes in the RMCs organised by Moment Media and it will be possible for international drivers to win these tickets (including Malaysian drivers).”
Additionally, a single round “Rotax MAX Challenge ASIA Trophy” will be organised in the later part of 2021. This championship will grow in 2022 into a three-round Championship to crown the champion of Asia in all Rotax MAX Categories and award the regional RMCGF tickets.
“EIKO is already a well-known and respected name in the region and we are happy to have a reliable partner with them for the further development of the market” said Peter Oelsinger, General Manager BRP-Rotax.
“Together with Moment Media for the racing activities we are certain that our highest priority, namely the continued support of our customers in the best possible way, can be obtained.
“We wish EIKO and Moment Media every success for the new responsibilities.”