GT Daytona McLaren 720S GT3
- Paul Holton
- Matt Plumb
Multiple-time Michelin Pilot Challenge Champions will contest seven-race series with new car
TORONTO, CANADA — Long-time IMSA competitors Compass Racing will add to their successful McLaren racing program with the debut of their new 720S GT3 at Mid-Ohio on May 3-5th for the first round of the WeatherTech Sprint Cup. This seven-race championship features all of the two-hour-and-forty-five minute events on the WeatherTech schedule and promises to provide thrilling competition.
Factory McLaren driver Paul Holton will be joined by Matt Plumb for the team’s championship effort, with Woking providing deep technical support at each event. “We are pleased to extend our partnership with McLaren by officially launching the new 720S GT3 in North America,” enthused Compass Racing’s President, Jill Beck. “Paul has been one of the test drivers on the car through its development over the past year, and we all have high hopes for the first race car developed entirely in-house by McLaren Automotive.”
Successful first test of first McLaren GT3 in North America
West Palm Beach, FL – Compass Racing this week took delivery of the first 720S GT3 in North America, and one of just five made thus far. The team undertook an initial shake-down test at Palm Beach International Raceway with McLaren Factory Driver Paul Holton at the helm. Technical staff from both McLaren and Compass Racing were on hand to evaluate the car in advance of its first race in early May.Continue Reading
New-look team starts new-look championship strongly at Circuit of the Americas
Austin, TX – The debut weekend for Andretti Autosport's SRO GT4 America McLaren 570S GT4 program with Compass Racing provided a strong start to the season, with drivers Jarett Andretti and Karl Thomson taking a win in the second race of the weekend.Continue Reading
WOKING, ENGLAND -- McLaren Customer Racing continues to broaden its offering for customer teams racing globally, while further strengthening its professional driver programmes with the formation of the McLaren Young Professional category. The addition of three new Factory Drivers have also been confirmed for the 2019 season with Álvaro Parente, who recently campaigned the 720S GT3 on its competitive debut, announced alongside Canadian Kuno Wittmer and American Michael Cooper. The 2019 race programme for the McLaren Automotive Driver Development Programme drivers has also been confirmed.Continue Reading
Compass Racing scored McLaren an historic result at the Daytona International Speedway racing in the inaugural MICHELIN Pilot Challenge race (formerly Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge), with GT4 customer team Compass Racing and McLaren Automotive Factory Driver Paul Holton and co-driver Kuno Wittmer taking victory. The result marks the first win of 2019 for the 570S GT4 and Holton, as well as the first ever win for McLaren at the world-famous Florida track.
A strong performance during qualifying saw Holton secure the perfect start for the inaugural round of the MICHELIN Pilot Challenge, setting a new lap record and pole position for Compass Racing ahead of the four-hour endurance race. The result marked an eighth career GS pole, and a record fourth consecutive pole position in the class for Factory Driver and Florida-local Holton.Continue Reading
McLaren Factory Driver to be joined by former BMW and SRT Factory shoe
TORONTO, CANADA — Long-time IMSA competitor Compass Racing today unveiled its driver line-up for the upcoming race at Daytona International Speedway, announcing Paul Holton and Kuno Wittmer as the pilots of its No. 75 McLaren 570S GT4 in the GS class.
Multiple-time Michelin Pilot Challenge Champions to contest seven-race series with new car
TORONTO, CANADA — Hot on the heels of McLaren’s worldwide public debut of its new 720S-based GT3 contender at the Bahrain International Circuit this past weekend, long-time IMSA competitors Compass Racing today released details of their WeatherTech Sprint Cup effort for 2019, with McLaren Factory Driver Paul Holton and Matt Plumb tapped for driving duties in the seven-race championship.Continue Reading
The closest drivers’ championship battle in the Continental Tire Challenge entering Friday’s race was that in the TCR category. Compass Racing’s Tom Long and Britt Casey Jr. in the No. 77 Audi RS3 LMS were ready to defend their five-point margin against teammates Rodrigo Sales and Kuno Wittmer in the No. 74.Continue Reading
Thomson: No “Team Orders” for Top Three Compass Racing Cars at Season Finale
DAYTONA BEACH, FL (IMSA NEWSWIRE) – Fielding three cars for the duration of the 2018 TCR season – in addition to a McLaren GT4 in the GS class – Compass Racing was ready to come out swinging for the first TCR title in the Continental Tire Challenge.
The team’s three Audi RS3 LMS racecars have recorded a staggering seven victories, 16 podium finishes and five pole positions which, with one race remaining, has each Compass Racing car in the top three of the TCR championship standings.
Compass Racing looks to build on recent McLaren GS success and secure a championship with TCR Audis
MONTEREY, CA — With McLaren Driver Paul Holton having been called to China by the Factory, Compass Racing has tapped Nico Rondet to fill his shoes for the penultimate round of the IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend. He’ll co-drive the No. 76 GS-class Rubrik / Pure Storage / Microsoft / McLaren / Pfaff Automotive / Race Day Foundation 570S GT4 with Matt Plumb.