Sao Paulo, Brazil native Michel Terpins is a talented athlete. He is best known as one of Brazil’s top rally drivers. At age 40, Terpins has participated in countless rallies and is known for his exciting, aggressive style. A member of the Bull Sertões rally team, Terpins and Justo his navigator, won the 2017 Sertões Rally. This is just the latest victory for a driver that began his career in 2002 as a motorcycle rider. For the past 15 years he has been competing in automobiles. Michel Terpins founded the Bull Sertões rally team with his brother Rodrigo, another rally driver.
In Brazil, the Terpins family is known as superior athletes. Jack Terpins, Michel’s father, had a very successful career in basketball. Rodrigo Terpins is a well-known rally car driver. At a young age, Michel Terpins became passionate about sports, especially racing. The drive to excel is seemingly in his DNA. And he has cultivated it all his life. He, too, played basketball and other sports before being captivated by auto racing and a passion for speed.
Michel Terpins and his Bull Sertões teammates compete using a vehicle called T-Rex. It was created by the staff at MEM motorsport. Michel has driven the powerful, durable automobile in the Brazilian cross-country rally championship, the Mitsubishi Cup and other competitions in addition to the Sertões Rally. Although Michel Terpins has been competing in the Sertões Rally for 10 years, this is his second consecutive year participating in the Prototypes T1 competition driving the number 322 T-Rex. The Bull Sertões team currently leads the championship.
Michel Terpins is now a top figure in Brazilian rally racing. He won many races using his skill, will, determination, courage and confidence and is making Brazil proud with his racing exploits. The 3,300 kilometer 25th annual Sertões Rally is among Brazil’s longest off-road events. Terpins has won many race stages because of his expertise. However, the meticulously designed T-Rex has recently added a V-8 engine. This should give Michel Terpins the power he needs to handle the tough terrain and win the Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship.