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Holton, Fergus Confirmed in Compass McLaren for Sprint Cup

Compass Racing back for WeatherTech Sprint Cup with McLaren 720S GT3…

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Compass Racing will return to IMSA competition, having confirmed Paul Holton and Corey Fergus for the WeatherTech Sprint Cup season with its McLaren 720S GT3.

The team will enter its second year with the GT3 contender and fourth overall as a McLaren customer.

McLaren factory driver Holton, who brought the team a number of wins at the helm of a McLaren 570S GT4, returns with new co-driver Fergus, who replaces Matt Plumb in the lineup.

Fergus is no stranger to the brand, having competed in a McLaren 570S GT4 in Michelin Pilot Challenge for the past two years, finishing second in the championship last season.

“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.”

The team comes off a strong end to the Sprint Cup campaign, which saw steady improvements in the 720S GT3 around the globe.

Compass has remained as the only team to campaign the car in North America.

“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,” said Holton.

“For 2020, we expect to be in a position to fight for wins, podiums and the championship.”

Fergus added: “I’ve raced against Compass for the past few seasons, and I could not be happier to join them.

“They are truly fierce competitors who are focussed on one goal: to bring McLaren the IMSA Sprint Cup championship.”

The eight-round Sprint Cup season kicks off at Long Beach in April.

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