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Jan 28, 2019 / news

Compass Racing secures historic first ever victory for McLaren at Daytona

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.