Michel Terpins from cross country champion to rallying champion

Michel Terpins is the son of former basketball player Jack Terpins and brother to successful driver Rodrigo Terpins. He is in his mid-forties and has quite an impressive rallying record and career under his belt.

He made is debut in the motorsport industry at quite a tender age after encouragement by his father’s performance in sports. His father had proved that sports was a worthy venture and one can succeed with the right determination, attitude, and hard work.

In 2002 he made his debut in the Brazilian cross country championship as a relatively young rider he was able to grow his riding gradually and in a span of a few years, he was a cross country champion.He would later switch from riding in the cross-country championship and join his brother in Motorsports. His brother had gone straight to vehicles and was starting to achieve incredible results at that young age.

After coming together with his brother they formed the Bull Sertões Rally Team where they paired in various races before each went on to have other navigators as independent drivers.

During the 24th edition, Michel Terpins participated this time he was better prepared for the rally after his vehicle had been involved in a mechanical hitch in the 22nd edition that led to it rolling luckily no one was injured. He had his teammate Maykel Justo as his new navigator and having never been partners before they had to work out each other’s abilities on the go which they did perfectly resulting in spectacular results on board their T-Rex vehicle which is developed by MEM developers. In this edition, they came in at position 5 as well as assuming the first position in the 2nd stage of the rally.

This performance saw them stick together and they were to participate in the 25th edition of the Sertões Rally.Being the 10th participation Michel Terpins was eager to perform in the over the 3,300 kilometers, of which 1,999 was special terrain. That year the course took them into different cities that included Goiás where they passed through Goianésia, Goiânia, Aruanã and Santa Terezinha de Goiás.they emerged position six overall.