Welcome to the ICAN-Management team page! Our team is made up of experienced professionals who are dedicated to helping young drivers pursue a professional career in motorsports. We understand the challenges and concerns that young drivers face in their development and growth process, and we are committed to providing them with a personalized, flexible, and strategic program that can guide them every step of the way.
Our team includes experts in motorsport athlete management and development, sports marketing and media, as well as production, legal, and compliance. We are passionate about what we do and are always striving to provide the highest level of service to our clients.
Elija Mpho Gumbi
Through my own experiences I have been able to pioneer positive change in my life and those of my team members and their families. I believe that development programs such as ours can truly change the fortunes of individuals, families, communities and perhaps an entire nation.
I am a driver coach/team manager at VW Squadra Corse Racing Team. Motorsport has been a big part of my life as I started at the tender age of 7 and now at 22 years old, I am still successfully competing on the international circuit.
I have achieved five South African Championships and currently competing in Porsche Carrera Cup Italia where I have recently finished second in the overall driver standings.
The 15 years of motorsport has taught me that anyone can succeed at what they do if they dedicate themselves and push the limits of their capabilities. Confidence and discipline is key and the only way to be confident is to be well prepared. My job involves giving my drivers the tools and skill set to prepare themselves mentally and physically for their individual race events.
I am a registered and qualified Biokineticist. I completed my studies at the University of Pretoria in 2019. Recently, I opened up my own practice in Bryanston in 2022.
I am passionate about health and wellness through injury/disease prevention and rehabilitation. Being from a sporting background, I enjoy challenging myself and others to achieve their greatest potential. My interests include sports injuries, orthopaedic and neurological conditions, special populations and sports specific strength and conditioning.
It is the mind that determines whether what has been trained IN, is able to be brought OUT when it matters most in a race.
The psychology programme teaches drivers mental skills training in an age appropriate manner, while also keeping an eye on their overall development and wellbeing.
Dono van Heerden
I have managed teams in the automotive, publishing and marketing communication industries for over 20 years.
I am naturally curious and strive for excellence and innovation, I have lead clients to numerous awards in the creative and motorsport industries.
I am Paolo Ippolito, official KR motorsport driver, instructor at the International Safe Driving Centre of Andrea De Adamich (F1 driver) one of the most important schools in the world in collaboration with Ferrari, and coach driver for the ICan karting team drivers.
During my career I have had the opportunity to race at European and World level. My goal is to be able to pass on my passion and knowledge to the youngest drivers so that they can become top drivers.
I firmly believe that in life there are no problems, only solutions, and that results are the fruit of commitment and dedication, qualities that each of us possesses! Nothing is impossible, you just have to really want it!