MRT Performance is your online auto parts and performance superstore

The 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.


From 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.

Following 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.

We 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.

Team Members

The key to any business success is its staff, hence why at MRT we employ the very best team of people so we can supply you the very best advice. Our integrity, honesty and commitment to you, our client, forms the building blocks of a relationship that you can rely on. MRT has the highest repeat business in the industry proving we work towards your future and ours.

The MRT Team of technicians Lead by Workshop Foreman, Jake, come from a huge range of backgrounds, including manufacturer training with Subaru, Mitsubishi (Ralliart), Holden, Mazda, Nissan, Audi, Volvo and Honda. All technicians have access to the latest in aftermarket and factory research and development including the MRT Performance’s own workshop facilities – Hub Dyno including tuning cell, All of the latest EFI Tuning hardware and Software, Suspension tuning Equipment including wheel aligner and corner scales, Welding Equipment and the Latest Fault Diagnostic Equipment.

The aim of the MRT workshop team is to deliver your car back either in 100% spot on condition, or with 100% of the info that you need to achieve it in the future and to meet your budget needs.Whatever your budget we can deliver you a higher level of information about your car.

The aim of the MRT Parts team is to deliver excellence far beyond your expectations. By giving the best advice and product support, to meet your needs and budget – They can deliver you a higher level of information about your car!
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