A Leading Brazilian Rally Driver, Michel Terpins

Michel Terpins is a well-known Brazilian Rally driver. Presently, Terpins is 40 years old and a Rally Team member of the Bull Sertões. He took part in the Sertões Rally 25th edition with navigator Maykel Justo. He won two stages out of three making it to the top five fastest rally drivers in the competition. In the third stage, some mechanical problems forced Michel Terpins to slow down affecting his speed.

Michel Terpins is the Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship leader at the moment. After the Marathon stage, his vehicle didn’t receive the necessary mechanical support something that affected his performance. The breaking of his T-Rex #322 gearbox forced him to decelerate. Slowing down was the only alternative left for him to prevent the results from being compromised. Nonetheless, he managed to finish fourth in prototypes T1 and 10th overall despite the challenges.

He has participated in the Sertoes Rally regularly and has a nine-participation record so far. His older brother, Rodrigo Terpins has been involved in the same competition five times. Their love for speed and off-road influenced their decision to set up the Bull Sertões Rally Team. Moreover, the two brothers have been key competitors in the Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship and the Sertões Rally in the last four seasons. They have always chosen the T-Rex from MEM Motorsport as their preferred racing car. This year will mark Michael Terpins’ tenth participation in the Sertoes Rally.

Michel Terpins made his debut back in 2002 when he took part in the motorcycle category. He later joined his brother as his sailor in the cars category. Over the last four years, Michel Terpins’s piloting with the T-Rex has significantly evolved. At the moment, his navigator is Maykel Justo who has won four titles over the ten years he has been in the Sertoes Rally.