When Rodrigo Terpins brother to Michel Terpins heard that he had retired from the cross country championship he was very excited. For him, this offered him a chance to convince him to join the Brazilian rally scene fully. What Rodrigo did not know was the fact that Michel Terpins had already made up his mind to join him. The brothers would come together and form the Bull Sertões Rally Team initially consisting of only the two of them. The rigorous schedule of any rally driver would, however, push them to bring onboard more members who would serve in various capacities for the team. The team would soon bring on board MEM motorsport this are the developers of the T-Rex a T1 category racing vehicle. MEM had a reputation for developing the excellent machine, and for the Bull Sertões Rally Team, this was an opportunity for them to share in this excellence. The team had been practicing for long and had become quite formidable both as drivers and navigators despite having split to become independent drivers competing for the same team. MEM had come in at an opportune moment and had been able to complete the T-Rex just before the 22nd edition of the Sertoes rally began. The car would get the #322 tag for Michel Terpins and #326 for his brother Rodrigo Terpins. The edition proved to be very challenging but despite this Michel was able to win the second stage of this circuit. His competitiveness would see him come in at position five overall. His car had developed mechanical complications during the third stage, and he had been forced to slow do to preserve the car. This turn of events would to a large extent negate the excellent time he had clocked in the 2nd stage. However, despite all the challenges he had still been able to bit a lot of his competition and do a pretty good job. The T-Rex would undergo some improvements having competed for the first time it meant that a full assessment of its abilities had been conducted and there was a point of reference when making any modifications.
Michel Terpins is a Brazilian who excels in the motorsport world. He is an award-winning rally driver who is recognized as one of the most skilled drivers in rally sports industry. Michel comes from a family of lovers of sports where his brother and father are also very active sports. Michel and his brother Rodrigo Terpins share the same passion for the rally racing career. Nonetheless, their father Jack Terpins was in a different sports where he was very active in basketball and was a great defender for his team Hebraica in the 60s and 70s. Again, their father was a sports leader of the Jewish sports organizations.
Michel started his racing career in the motorcycle category back in 2002. He later joined his brother Rodrigo Terpins in car racing, and it became his favourite. He races in the category of the T1 Prototypes which is where he started when he joined in the car race. Michel and his brother co-founded a rally team known as the Bull Sertoes in which they participate. The bull Sertoes rally is one of the teams that compete in the annual Brazilian Cross Country Championships which a is widely coveted race.
Michel’s Most Memorable Competitions
Michel Terpins participated in the 22nd edition of the Sertoes rally which was a stretch of 155km that started at Goiania. Moreover, after leading in the first 62km, the car developed mechanical problems, and they were unable to finish the race. Again, the 24th edition of the Sertoes which was Michel’s seventh participation saw the pair perform well exceeding their expectation. It was one of the difficult off-road competitions because of the harsh terrains, but despite this Michel and his navigator Justo managed to scoop the 5th position.
Further, the 25th edition was one of the longest with 3300km stretch that was marked by seven stages. Also, Michel and his partner Justo were ranked position four out of five among the fastest. The competition consisted of 281 competitors in all categories where the pair managed to seize the 10th position overall. Additionally, Michel competes aboard the T-Rex car that was developed by the MEM-Sport Organization which is customized for the rough terrain.