Max Smart
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Max Smart has set his sights on the International Rally track to take his career to the next level and make South Africans proud in the process.


South Africa (18 August 2023) – There are very few South Africans in the motorsport industry but every year that changes. With the likes of the Dakar Rally, Formula 1, MotoGP and Rally, there is so much opportunity to see talented South Africans get behind the wheel. The only thing that often holds these incredibly talented riders and drivers back, is meaningful sponsorship. Max Smart is a very talented rally driver and has hopes of entering the 2024 season, he now needs to connect with the sports enthusiasts of the world, to stake his claim in the upcoming season.

Max Smart is due to set off for a rally race in Estonia this October but he new needs to make serious investment into his career. Namely heading to the UK where he will get training and coaching from the world’s best in the industry. Every race he does gets him one step closer to entering the Junior World Rally Championship.

“I am competing for a spot in the Junior World Rally Championship (JWRC) in 2024. I’m determined to succeed” – Max Smart

Max got into motorsports through riding in Motorcross. It was evident he had a raw talent for racing and has raced his way through the industry, earning awards and titles along the way.

Max has earned a place in the FIA Rally Star driver search and is one of only 6 drivers selected to compete this year. He is the representative for South Africa and the entire continent. Through this selection, he is able to compete for a place in the championship, with only four drivers making the cut.

“Coming from a motocross background, it’s a big deal to have won the African continental final of FIA Rally Star’s worldwide young rally driver talent search. As one of six drivers selected from around the world, I am proudly representing Africa and South Africa.

Driving the M-SPORT Poland Ford Fiesta Rally3 in a development training season in Europe this year, I am ultimately competing for one of four spots in the Junior World Rally Championship in 2024. I recognise this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and am prepared to give my all to be successful. I am described by those who know me well as having a lion heart and an extraordinary belief in myself.

I am prepared to be fiercely focused and put in the hard work to prepare for what lies ahead. I need your support to make my dream a reality and to give South Africa the chance to stand behind a driver in the WRC.”

Max is on the road to reaching his dream. He is determined to make a success of himself and to fly our beloved flag along side him. We have no doubt and look forward to learning more about the world of Rally racing! South Africa stands with you Max.

You can find out more about Max and how to get in touch via his website here. Or reach out directly to his management team via email here.

Sources: Supplied
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