Carlin announced on Wednesday that it has been rebranded to Rodin Carlin following the investment from Australian businessman David Dicker.
Carlin revealed that Dicker who owns New Zealand-based manufacturer Rodin Cars had made an investment in the team. It made Rodin Cars the majority shareholder of the Carlin team. Nevertheless, Trevor and Stephanie Carlin will stay in their positions.
Rodin Cars and Carlin are no strangers to each other as the company sponsored Liam Lawson and Louis Sharp who drove for the team last year in different series.
“We’ve been extremely impressed during our past season with Carlin through our involvement with Liam and Louis, both of whom have enjoyed some great success. Trevor and I share the same ambitions and having seen first-hand what the team can already achieve, being part of the driving force for the future is extremely exciting,” Dicker commented.
“Our investment in the team emphasizes our intent in the motorsport sector, which has been a huge passion for me for many years. Trevor and I have an obsession with performance and competition that will cement the place of the Rodin Carlin team at the front in the coming seasons.”
“We’re extremely excited to begin this new era of the team as Rodin Carlin and continue our race and championship-winning story. David shares our vision of becoming the front-running team in every championship in which we compete and I’m thrilled to be on this journey alongside such an innovative company as Rodin Cars,” Carlin said.
“I’d also like to thank Grahame Chilton for his incredible support over the last 13 seasons as shareholder and business partner. We have won multiple championships and races across the world during our time together and helped countless drivers on the way to the top level of the sport. Our fantastic factory will continue to be a great legacy of what we built together.”