INTREPID, founded in 1992 by Mirko Sguerzoni at only 20 years of age, is a leading Italian company on the world karting scene.
It began its history with the production of top-class SKM-branded go-kart parts and accessories, the first brand of the Intrepid group.
SKM developed exponentially and in a short time became one of the leading manufacturers of high-tech spare parts and accessories, becoming the official supplier of spare parts and accessories for leading Italian kart manufacturers, who enthusiastically welcomed the technical innovations proposed and used them to improve their offerings.
A few years later, thanks to a trip to the United States, Sguerzoni met Mr. Claudio Valiante, who recognised his talent and offered him a challenge, that of producing a chassis for the American market.
The kart, carefully designed by merging the advice received from American drivers with the technical innovations devised and tested by Sguerzoni, reached the top of the American market and gained excellent visibility thanks to important victories. Thus, in the wake of this winning experience, Sguerzoni began producing chassis for third parties and exported abroad to Japan, France and Germany and to other countries where he was asked for a customised product created according to all the criteria dictated by the federations.
Thanks to his commercial skills, Sguerzoni managed to expand SKM throughout Europe and the world with a very positive response thanks to the high quality of the products made with the best raw materials.
In 2002, SKM's spare parts production was joined by the production of high-performance INTREPID chassis, which, over the next 20 years, was to collect some of the world's most prestigious titles including: world titles, CIK FIA World Cups and various European and Italian championships. Intrepid thus marks the beginning of its exciting journey in motor sport, introducing technical innovations and refinement, using excellent raw materials and paying particular attention to the aesthetics of its products.
Intrepid's focal point is technological development, which it constantly carries out with the Racing Team to guarantee its customers reliable, high-quality products. In addition, Intrepid is proud to point out that production is completely carried out in Italy and the technical study of each product is done in-house with the support of trained personnel of the highest level.