Compass Racing has confirmed that it will return to the GT Daytona category of the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship, once again fielding the #76 McLaren 720S GT3, starting with the first Sprint Cup round in Long Beach.
The team gave the 720S its North American competitive debut last year, and McLaren factory driver Paul Holton, who also drove the car during the 2019 campaign, returns to partner with a new co-driver in Corey Fergus. Fergus is no stranger to racing McLarens, as he competed in the 570S GT4 in the Michelin Pilot Challenge over the past two years.
“We are truly excited to have Paul and Corey drive together in the Sprint Cup this season,” said Team Owner Jill Beck. “All of the pieces we’d hoped have come together, and we head into our second year with the McLaren 720S GT3 in a very strong position.
The No. 76 car will once again feature primary sponsorship from our partner Richard Mille, with great support from US LED, AERO Paint, the Torque Show and our friends at McLaren Automotive.”
“IMSA’s GTD championship is perhaps the most competitive in the world, and last season we ‘earned the right’ to be competitive by contesting the full Sprint Cup,” added Holton. “For 2020, we expect to be in a position to fight for wins, podiums and the championship.”
“I’ve raced against Compass for the past few seasons, and I could not be happier to join them,” Fergus said. “They are truly fierce competitors who are focussed on one goal: to bring McLaren the IMSA Sprint Cup championship.”