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McLaren Brings WeatherTech Sprint Cup Manufacturer Count To 14
April 19, 2019
After competing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Grand Sport class the past two seasons with its GT4 model, McLaren has confirmed plans to bring the McLaren 720S GT3 into the WeatherTech Sprint Cup series’ GTD class.
McLaren Brings WeatherTech Sprint Cup Manufacturer Count To 14

McLaren is stepping up its sports car program by inking a deal to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship later this year.

After competing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Grand Sport class the past two seasons with its GT4 model, McLaren has confirmed plans to bring the McLaren 720S GT3 into the WeatherTech Sprint Cup series’ GTD class.

The expansion into Sprint Cup means that the starting grid will now include 14 different manufacturers—the most for a WeatherTech Championship race since there also were 14 in the 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona. McLaren was also one of IMSA’s official automotive partners through its Pilot Challenge Program.

McLaren will debut its Compass Racing 720S GT3 race car driven by co-drivers Paul Holton and Matt Plumb during the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course set for May 5.

McLaren will field the car in the GTD class, the largest class in the Sprint Cup with a total of nine manufacturers. The seven-race series for GT Daytona (GTD) begins in Mid-Ohio.

For more information, visit the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship website.