JT Coupal - Race Car Driver of MPC Sponsored Car

MPC is a proud sponsor of Race Car Driver, JT Coupal

As a precision components company that does a lot of work for the automotive industry, including the production of rollers, bearings, shafts, terminal, bushings, and more, we are happy to be able to support car racing as a sponsor of an Audi RS3 LMS Clubsport with race car driver JT Coupal.


Coupal will contest the new TCR class in Pirelli World Challenge driving an Audi RS3 LMS Clubsport

TORONTO, CANADA – With the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge season fast approaching, 17-year-old high school senior JT Coupal has signed with successful Canadian outfit Compass Racing and will contest the debut season of the series’ TCR class.  He will be behind the wheel of the same Audi RS3 LMS Clubsport that he drove to eighth place in the PWC TC championship last season.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel, and to debuting the No. 77 BILSTEIN / Micro Precision Components / Race Day Foundation Audi RS 3 LMS,” enthused Coupal. “Audi's TCR car may look the same as last season, but it’s fundamentally changed in terms of performance, running in full TCR trim with nearly sixty more horsepower than we had last year. It handles in many circumstances as though it is rear-wheel drive rather than front, and the downforce it creates inspires confidence through even the sketchiest of corners.”

This season marks a change of team for Coupal with his move to Compass Racing. “We noted JT’s strong performances in World Challenge last season and are pleased to welcome him to our squad for TCR’s PWC debut,” remarked Team Principal Karl Thomson. “We had a great season last year with this platform, with our driver Paul Holton winning the TC championship, and we’re looking forward to continuing that success with JT, BILSTEIN and Micro Precision Components.”

Coupal in the MPC sponsored Audi RS3 LMS

Other Sponsors

In addition to Micro Precision Components, a number of other companies also sponsor the Audi RS3 LMS including:

  • Race Day Foundation
  • Compass Racing
  • Thyssenkrupp BILSTEIN of America
  • The Gorsline Company
  • VP Racing Fuels
  • Optima Batteries

2018 World Challenge Season Schedule

  • April 27-29, 2018 Virginia International Raceway
  • May 25-26,28 Lime Rock Park
  • July 13-15 Portland International Raceway
  • August 10-12 Utah Motorsports Campus
  • August 31- September 2, Watkins Glen International

Driver Accomplishments

Though only 17, JT has been racing for over 5 years and is already making a big impact in the racing industry.

JT took 8th place in the Touring Car Championship during the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Season while in the #009 Micro Precision Audi RS3 LMS for BERG Racing.

JT's 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Season highlights include:

  • 5+ Top 10 Finishes, as well as 2 fastest laps of the race
  • 2nd place at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
  • 8th place finish in Race 1 at Virginia International Raceway, making up 21 positions after starting last due to qualifying issues; and 10th place finish at Race 2 passing more than 30 cars

Other Milestones

  • 24H Endurance at Misano Circuit (Italy)– July 2017  2nd in class driving a Ginetta G55
  • 12H Endurance at Imola (Italy) – July 2017 driving an Audi RS3 LMS for Cadspeed Racing
  • 24Hour Endurance at Dubai - 3rd place finish in TCR Class driving Seat Leon Coupe for ZEST Racecar Engineering
  • 3x3H Prototype Endurance Series at Dubai Autodrome - Multiple podium finishes driving a Ginetta LMP2 G57
  • 2016 SCCA Spec Miata, winning 4 championships including, New England Road Racing, North Atlantic Road Racing, New York State Road Racing and Pro-IT Series.  Also received Driver of the Year from NYSRRC
  • 2013 2-time World Karting Association National Champion in the road racing series in Jr. Sprint Light/Heavy classes

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