In October, Pfaff Motorsports announced it would be switching away to a single car McLaren entry starting with the 2024 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The former Porsche team is transitioning to a McLaren 720S GT3 EVO in the GTD Pro class.
On the competition side, Pfaff and McLaren are no strangers to on-track success. McLaren Toronto General Manager Chris Green has driven a 570S GT4 in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series, and Pfaff Motorsports also leveraged the 570S GT4 to win the 2022 FEL Sports Car Championship Canada GT4 Class in 2022 with Zachary Vanier.
GALLERY: PFAFF MOTORSPORTS OPEN HOUSE (12/30/2023)
In November, the team revealed its driver line-up for 2024, announcing full-time drivers Oliver Jarvis and Marvin Kirchhoefer, with James Hinchcliffe joining at three endurance races and Alexander Rossi taking the fourth role at the 24 Hours of Daytona in January.
On Saturday, December 30, Pfaff Motorsports hosted an Open House at its Concord, Ontario location, just north of Toronto. Almost 700 members of the public and media were in attendance for the three-hour event, during which the team’s new paint scheme was unveiled.
Featuring classic McLaren orange and light blue colours, the design also retained some of the recognizable plaid design that so many associate with Pfaff Motorsports.
During a Q&A session, Pfaff Motorsports GM Steve Bortolotti hinted that fans might be in for a more traditional red plaid look, on the team’s car, at some events, including the July IMSA race at CTMP.
“You’ll see this livery for six races. Maybe we’ll break that news here… I can’t stop myself. People will likely see a more familiar look at some of the events… including Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.”