Sasha Martinengo – MC Motivational Speaker was born to be successful and to be in the spotlight. Proudly Italian with an ancestral racing gene in his blood, he was destined to take South Africa by storm, by becoming one of the faces and voices of Formula One and Motor sport in general.
A radio and club DJ; television sports presenter; MC; restaraunteur and a father of two and very definitely a family man, Sasha can be considered the Everyman of today.
Ever since he can remember social activities and conversations were about racing, which became an intricate part of his life. Book through Conference Speakers
And his destiny! Born and bred in Johannesburg, he matriculated at Hyde Park High, and studied for an IMM diploma at Technikon Witwatersrand in between running his own business, a mobile disco.
His official introduction to the music and broadcast industry was when he joined Virgin Records as product manager and PR – a move that would soon open the doors for him to achieve his greatest goals and follow his childhood dreams.
Armed with experience and a head for business, in 1994 Sasha was offered a position as a DJ on 5FM.
He started off on the 1-4am slot, climbing his way up to where he is today. In November 2011, Sasha celebrated 5000 show on 5FM, a feat not achieved by any other DJ.
He currently hosts The Disruptive Duo Show from 2-4pm on Hot919 with Disi Fensham.
His soaring radio career has helped position him as the ‘Formula One’ guy and exposed him to a national and international racing audience.
His breakthrough moment was when he hosted the first ever Formula One Radio show in South Africa on 5FM – with a dream team of guests such as Nigel Mansell, Eddie Jordan, Jarno Trulli, Jean Alesi, Giancarlo Fisichella and more.
With a profound knowledge and understanding for Motor sport and in particular Formula One, Sasha joined the Supersport team as their presenter of the Formula One racing series, also leading him to present and commentate on the GTC Circuit racing series.
He has had the luck and great opportunity to meet and work with some of the world’s top racing champions.
He is currently a panelist on the Supersport Absolute F1 show as well as giving his insights during race day as well; he has written articles on Formula One for local and international magazines and websites; has raced with Johnny Herbert and Ralph Firman at the F1x2 in 2004 and 2005 and has even hosted Jenson Button on behalf of BAT that year.
Sasha Martinengo – MC Motivational Speaker
Sasha is also very involved in the testing of cars in South Africa. From entry level cars to supercars, Sasha tries to give an honest insight into what is available on the SA market.
He has his own Youtube channel where all his reviews can be viewed. He also has created his F1 App with the Pitbox looking back at the F1 races during the season.
Sasha is a long time Alfa Romeo fan and has a very strong relationship with Arnold Chatz Cars.
Recently, together with AVIS South Africa, Sasha drove 10 of the top roads iin South Africa. The response has been overwhelming and there are plans to expand the series and perhaps even move into other parts of Africa as well. AVIS and Sasha followed that up with a 10 day trip across Namibia in 2017
Over the years, Sasha has DJ’d at clubs and exclusive events across South Africa and in the UK. Sasha Martinengo – MC Motivational Speaker is the proud recipient of a SAMA (South African Music Awards) ; he has been voted People Magazines Radio Personality of the year and was the first DJ in South Africa to have an official website and email address.
Sasha recently completed a course in Digital Marketing and has just launched his own APP called F1sasha on the Apple Store and the Android Google Play Store
Catch Sasha Martinengo on the airwaves on HOT 919 Monday – Friday on between
06h00 – 09h00 on Joburg’s Hottest Breakfast
Sasha uses the world of F1 to bring analogies of how F1 is so like real life. It has proven to be a massive hit at many talks. It involves a chat and an engagement session with his audience.
- Sasol SA
- Top Gear South Africa
- Total SA
- Sony TV
- Isuzu SA
- Shell SA
- Iveco SA
- Ferrari SA
- Imperial Collection
- Estee Lauder
- Regent Insurance
- Ernie Els Invitational
- Arnold Chatz