The first signing for this year’s revived Formula Regional Asian Championship has been announced, with Evans GP signing Costa Toparis for the upcoming campaign.
Toparis is currently racing in GB3 for Rodin Carlin, and sits 12th in the standings with three sixth places being his best results.
The 2022 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 event’s 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.
There are three rounds to go of the GB3 season, which concludes on October 22. The first FRAC round is at Zhuhai (or potentially Zhuzhou) in China a week later on October 27-29, with the (still provisional) calendar completed by trips to Sepang on November 24-26 and December 1-3.
After a break of just over a month, Toparis will then drive for Evans GP again in FRegional Middle East which features five rounds in the United Arab Emirates through January and February of next year.
“I am really looking forward to expanding my experience on world class circuits and excited about visiting China for the first time,” said the 16-year-old. “The prestigious Asian and UAE FRegional series will be great preparation for the 2024 season, and I am thrilled to be working with Evans GP who are a force to race with on the circuit.”