Rodin Carlin has completed its three-car GB3 line-up with Australian racer Costa Toparis.
The reigning Australian champion for OK-Junior karts started his car racing career late last year, representing his country in the Motorsport Games Formula 4 Cup. He qualified 10th, and finished 13th in the main race.
He then joined Carlin for the non-championship F4 United Arab Emirates Trophy races on the support bill of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and finished the two races in fourth and eighth.
“I want to thank Rodin Cars for their continued support of my career and for giving me this incredible opportunity to race in the GB3 championship,” said Toparis.
“I appreciate the faith that they and the team have placed in me and know that together we can achieve great results.”
“I have had the chance to test the car over the winter and have had time to get to know the team as well. It’s been a fantastic experience and we are making positive progress. I am eager for the season to commence as I have so much to learn as well as having the good fortune of competing against so many great future racing stars.”
Toparis will be team-mate to GB3 sophomores John Bennett and Callum Voisin.
“Costa has already made a huge amount of progress since he first made the big step to leave Australia and test with us in the UK,” Carlin’s team principal Trevor Carlin commented.
“He’s still very young, but he has a fantastic attitude and works incredibly hard to maximise every opportunity.
“Costa did a great job at the F4 Trophy race in Abu Dhabi at the end of last season, which was the perfect taster for the close racing he’ll experience in the GB3 championship. I look forward to seeing what he can achieve in the 2023 season with us.”