Rallying in Brazil has come a long way since the 90’s. Over the years, it has seen the rise of prominent drivers who have developed a cult-like following as the popularity of the sport continues to grow. These drivers all have a story, and it goes to show what their personal struggles and triumphs in the sport have been. One of these drivers is Michel Terpins. The name may sound familiar, having been born from a sporting family where his father, Jack Terpins was a professional basketball player while his brother Rodrigo is also a professional driver.
Rodrigo Terpins has been able to grow out of the family shadow and is today better known for his achievements. He is a nationally recognized cross-country champion. During his years in cross country, he was recognized for a unique yet aggressive riding style that saw him quickly rise from a junior competitor to the national champion. This would go on for a number of editions, and by the time he left the sport, he was one of the most recognizable champions. His contribution to the sport would see him recalled into the leadership of the sport to help offer perspective going forward. This was no small achievement given how young he was at the time. Check out chamatcha.com
His competitive has continued to show since Michel Terpins joined rallying. His career in this sport has flourished, and he is today one of the most consistent drivers in the T1 Prototype category driving the MEM Motorsport developed T-Rex.
He has competed in ten editions of the Sertoes Rally, competing for the Bull Sertoes Rally team. This team was first introduced to the public in 2002 after he and his brother Rodrigo joined hands to form it. The team is now widely recognized in part due to their performance and the unique orange car they drive.
Michel Terpins was part of the drivers who took part in the 24th edition of the Sertoes rally. The edition would prove to be one of the toughest, but he was able to achieve position five overall cementing his place once more in the competition.