Race Tech Development Group is owned and operated by long-time motorsports entrepreneur and enthusiast Mike Maurini. Born with a passion for motorsports, Maurini has been involved in the karting industry since 1990 as a driver, team manager, national level tuner and business owner. Developing a strong relationship with many industry leaders, Mike and his foray of motorsports related companies are well respected throughout the world of motorsports.
As a graduate of the Business Administrative Marketing program at the Durham College – University of Ontario and with over 18 years of karting expertise, Maurini is involved in all aspects of the sport. As a former driver himself, Maurini raced at the national level, securing several regional victories and championships throughout the years.
After retiring from driving duties to complete his schooling, Maurini then took a year long position as Director of Advertising for Shifter Kart Illustrated. Upon receiving his diploma in Business, Maurini sold advertising space, organized trade show appearances and provided marketing duties for one of the industry’s leading racing magazines, before joining the First Kart squad in June of 2004. Taking the reigns and heading up the marketing department, Maurini was looking to help strengthen the First Kart operation and the FirstKart.com race team.
Since joining First Kart in 2004, Maurini put together a business plan to help boost company sales, increase profit and expand the FirstKart.com race team. In late 2004, the multi-talented Maurini advanced to the Director of Marketing position and took on the duties of Race Team Manager. As well as overseeing all the company’s marketing, website and print advertisement, Maurini controlled the day-to-day duties of the race team. Looking for more responsibility and respect within the racing community, Maurini also managed a team of mechanics in tuning operations at the national level events and ensured the success of victory. Always working out the logistics, the well-respected industry member continued to manage all the team’s travel throughout North America.
In July of 2008, Maurini decided to go at the industry on his own and began the dream of Race Tech Development Group. With the goal of helping drivers progress through the sport at the highest level possible, Maurini turned his tuning skills and driver coaching to some of today’s youngest junior drivers.
Race Tech Development Group has evolved and grown by leaps and bounds since it’s existence and is now a trackside support and media services contracting company for the karting and motorsports industry. Now, with RTD Autosport rising as another startup business under the RTD banner of families, karting drivers and families as well as coaching and media clients will have their chance to continue under the watchful eyes of RTD as they begin to make their move up the motorsports ladder.
As an extension from the elite level of karting to allow up and coming drivers the chance to move up in the world of motorsports and with contacts with the Formula 1600 ranks as well as the Mazda Road to Indy and Red Bull Global Rallycross program, RTD Autosport can actively assist drivers in the junior forms of motorsports just outside of kart. Along with these contacts, RTD Aurosport’s parent company is Race Tech Development Group which also owns RTD Media and Management making it a one stop shop for everything from karts to cars including marketing, PR and Management.