GTD McLaren 720S GT3
- Paul Holton
- Matt Plumb
HOLTON AND PLUMB TAKE SEASON-HIGH FOURTH PLACE
The IMSA Lime Rock weekend is always a blur. Run over just two days at the tight Connecticut circuit, team and drivers must be ready for action as soon as the cars roll off the trailers. This weekend saw tight battles in both the GS and TCR classes, with Compass Racing notching another podium with our Audi program, and coming ever-so-close with the McLaren.
Paul Holton and Matt Plumb drove a perfect race, with the team being perfect on strategy. Lime Rock was never going to be a track that suited the McLaren, which prefers fast, flowing tracks where it can stretch its legs and make use of its straight-line speed. And so, despite being frustrated to just miss out on a podium, the duo's fourth-place result felt like a victory.Afte the team's dominant showing at Mid-Ohio, which saw all three Audi RS 3 LMS TCR cars on the podium, confidence was high going into Lime Rock. Unfortunately, it was not to be, with the No. 75 car of Roy Block and Pierre Kleinubing and the No. 77 of Britt Casey Jr. and Tom Long both finishing outside the top three.Thankfully, the No. 77's primary sponsor – automotive equipment manufacturer TRUMPF – was out in force with a record number of guests on hand to cheer on Britt and Tom.After a hard-fought battle the No. 74 of Rodrigo Sales and Kuno Wittmer were the sole representative of the Compass Racing squad on the podium, taking the lead in the championship fight.