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IKS Changes hands

Exciting times ahead in 2016 with Mat Kinsman (5x National Sprint Champion) and his partner Freya O'Hanlon commencing the ownership of International Kart Supplies (IKS) along with the Sodi Kart NZ dealership, Unipro and Kartcare.


Mat is a 5 x National Sprint Champion and has represented New Zealand at Rotax Max Grand final events in 2012, 2013,mat-freya.jpg and 2014. In addition to this Mat is well recognised within the KartSport community for his exceptional engine building skills, a skill that he has developed professionally and personally. Mat completed his apprenticeship in 2012 with Steward Motors to become a fully qualified mechanic. On a personal level, Mat has developed his skill in kart engines through spending time with his grandfather Brian Kinsman who has been building winning kart engines since before Mat was born.  Mat has then enjoyed combining his passions to work in the Karting industry fine tuning precision race engines and chassis. Consequently, Mat has gained a significant depth of experience and knowledge well beyond his years, and together with Freya is ready to develop their own business.

Freya has completed her Bachelor degree and has work expertise in both sales and marketing.  Freya is a strong supporter and has travelled extensively with the kart sport family, including to all three consecutive “worlds” (Rotax Max Grand Finals) with Mat. As a side trip from the "worlds" in Valencia Spain in 2014 Mat and Freya took the opportunity to visit the Sodi Kart Factory in France.

Mat and Freya will continue to grow the engine building aspect of the business along with offering individual driver14RotaxMaxChallengeRnd5HastingsRotaxLightwinnerMathewKinsmanleadsDanielKinsman-1.jpg training, chassis setup and maintenance, and kart supplies.

Mat and Freya are extremely grateful to Claire and Jody for their support and confidence in them being the right team to take what they have introduced to the NZ market to the next level. It is with pride that Mat and Freya will carry on the International Karting Supplies name and logo.

Together Mat and Freya have good understanding of the karting market and want to support competitors at all levels of participation. Mat Kinsman and Freya O’Hanlon bring a wide range of skills with them to their new business. A trade certified mechanic, engine builder and reconditioner, KartSport champion, driver training, sales and marketing, and communications.

For further details and karting enquiries please contact mat@interationalkartsupplies.co.nz  phone 021 295 0059 

Photo Credits: Gordon Cooper Photography and  Fast Company/Graham Hughes.

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