Grand Sport McLaren 570S GT4
- Paul Holton
- Matt Plumb
Long-running CTSC team welcomes new challenge in series’ first new class in many years
TORONTO, CANADA — Compass Racing launches its 15th-consecutive season in IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge by opening a bold new chapter in the new-for-2018 TCR class with two Audi RS 3 LMS race cars.
"RACING TO THE TOP"
(Audi Magazine No. 113, Fall 2017, pages 078-083. Reprinted by permission.)
There is no denying the exhilaration of motorsports—especially if you’re behind the wheel. Racing drivers are true athletes, piloting their machines at high speed on tracks all around the world. “You’re always right at the limit, finding that fine line between having grip and losing adhesion,” said 20-year-old driver Paul Holton. He drives for Compass Racing, a professional team with Audi Sport customer racing.
The Audi Sport customer racing program provides Audi Sport customers with race cars, technical support, and leadership to succeed at the professional racing level. The teams compete at races like the Rolex 24 At Daytona or at the club racing level, where enthusiasts can compete at local tracks.
Strong finish to Audi RS 3 LMS Clubsport debut sees C360R take two final wins of the season
MONTEREY, CA - Paul Holton capped off his championship season in style at the Northern California circuit known as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, winning the final two races of the 12-race Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car season in dominating fashion. The wins earned him the Driver’s Championship and delivered Compass Racing / C360R the Team’s title.
Duo notch first win of the season in their S3; Keegan and Rondet consolidate championship third place in McLaren
MONTEREY, CA — The penultimate round of IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge was a dramatic four-hour battle set amongst the picturesque, rolling grasslands of the Monterey, California peninsula. Widely considered one of the most iconic tracks in the world featuring signature corners including the unique “Corkscrew”, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is also one of the favourite circuits of Compass Racing / C360R, whose success at the track dates back to a win in the series in 2007.Continue Reading
Team garners second ST podium of the IMSA season with Audi and moves back to third place in GS with McLaren
DANVILLE, VA — The rolling hillside over which the challenging Virginia International Raceway twists and turns has to be one of Compass Racing’s favorite stops on the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge tour. Not only is it a true driver’s track, it’s also one that brings out enthusiastic fans from all over the South. Plus, VIR is the track which the team scored its first professional win, in 2005. C360R has had a lot of success since then, and after a couple of challenging weekends at Lime Rock Park and Road America, the squad was pleased to be back on form in Virginia.
Result moves McLaren duo to second in championship points, Keegan/Rondet to third
BOWMANVILLE, ON — With two double-podium results in the last two rounds, Compass Racing looked to continue their strong form at the team's home track, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, for round five of IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.Continue Reading
McLaren duo help C360R notch second double-podium in GS class with team-mates Holton and Plumb
WATKINS GLEN, NY — In a wild race that saw various conditions from bright sun to torrential rain, the Compass Racing squad persevered to notch their second double-podium of the IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge season. At the fall of the checkered flag, Mathew Keegan and Nico Rondet nabbed second place in their No. 77 AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology / Santo Mezquila / Misahara Jewelry / Pfaff Automotive / Race Day Foundation McLaren 570S GT4. Close behind was the No. 76 Alphaclone ETF / AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology / Pfaff Automotive / Race Day Foundation car of Paul Holton and Matt Plumb, taking third place.Continue Reading
Paul Holton took pole position for today's IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge race at Watkins Glen, NY, his second of the season. Watch the race live on http://imsatv.imsa.com this afternoon!
NOW AVAILABLE: A new limited-edition t-shirt celebrates our great results at the half-way point in the Pirelli World Challenge season, with driver Paul Holton leading the driver's standings. A photo of our Pfaff-sponsored Audi RS 3 LMS is printed in high-contrast color on the front, with a large C360R logo on the back.
Available in ladies', men's and kids' sizes, all proceeds from the sale of these limited-edition shirts go to our designated charity, The Race Day Foundation, who bring children with life-changing illnesses and their families to the race track, for a "day away" from the challenges they face.
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Two second-place finishes solidify Pfaff Audi RS 3 LMS position atop the leaderboard.
Paul Holton extended his Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car championship lead at Lime Rock park, with two podiums. He now sits 45 points ahead of second-place Nick Wittmer, with 136 points versus Wittmer's 91, heading into the summer break. The next TC round is at Salt Lake City, Utah, August 11th to 13th.