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MRT PerformanceThe MRT Story……

Growing up in the presence of enthusiastic and supportive parents meant that the Middleton’s passion for maximising their car’s performance and reliability was always going to take them beyond club level. As a result, the MIDDLETON RALLY TEAM (MRT) was formed in 1983, and their subsequent success along with the first hand experience that comes with it, has become the platform of what the MRT business has evolved into today.

MRT Rally CharadeFrom the NSW State Rallysprint title in 1988, MRT won the Canberra International Rally, 1300cc class, 4 years in a row. We (MRT) then ran the highly successful Daihatsu factory team, winning numerous Australian Manufacturers Championship’s plus the Formula 2 Championship in 1993 and 1994.
In the same year MRT were contracted to prepare two Charades for the factory in Japan – a major coup for a team of our size – but in reality an acknowledgement that our ‘hands on’ approach put us in a better position than the overseas manufacturer to extract maximum performance and reliability from the cars in our harsh Australian climate and road conditions.

Demand for our expertise and ‘hands on’ approach saw a change in focus to meet our rapidly increasing client base and the workshop became a retail outlet.
Hence MRT Performance was born.
In 1997 our team returned to competitive rallying with a new factory Honda Civic (VTiR EK4) winning the Formula 2 Championship again.

Impreza WRX on dynoFollowing the F2 success and our burning desire to continually challenge ourselves  - we  moved to a Subaru Impreza WRX Sti in 1999. Once again we spent a huge amount of time researching, developing and testing engine, suspension and driveline components to allow us to lead the field .  At the same time, the growing Subaru market allowed us to transfer this expertise to the majority of customers who wanted their car to perform – and at the same time expected them to be completely reliable.

Our decision to move to much larger premises in 2005 was part of a natural progression to use our experience in creating a specialised vehicle enhancement business.

V5 STi on hoistWe are now in a position to offer our wealth of experience and knowledge to you. This means that the team who work on and service your vehicle are among the most experienced in Australia. You can be completely confident that we will carry out all work to the highest standards. Many components and enhancement kits recommended and installed by MRT have been designed and tested in a similar way to how we test our rally car, in the toughest conditions.

MRT Performance offer ongoing advice and support as you enjoy the improved performance and appearance of your vehicle. 

Thank you for choosing MRT Performance.

Safe driving from Brett Middleton and the MRT team.

Brett Middleton

Brett Middleton