Michele Terpins and Rallying in Brazil

Michele Terpins is a Brazilian rally driver and the younger brother to another successful rally driver Rodrigo Terpins.He was born and raised in Brazil Sao Paulo, his father had a very successful career as a basketball player and he valued sports it was thus an easy transition for his son to join this field. At the age of 40, he has been able to achieve quite a lot given the bar set by his immediate family members.

Michel Terpins is the current leader of the Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship. Michele had a very successful career as a motorbike racer before joining his brother to conquer the T1 prototype races. Making his debut in the motorcycle category in 2002, he then went on to join his brother Rodrigo Terpins assisting him pilot the T-Rex developed for them specifically by the MEM Motorsport organization.

Michele Terpins and his team mate Maykel Justo who are part of the Bull Sertões Rally Team, participated in the 25th edition of the Sertões Rally they were on board the T-Rex something they have now become completely familiar with convincingly winning 2 out of the four stages, as well as leading in the accumulated prototype category T1, at the end of the race he and his teammate emerged position 4 overall. Michele describes his team as one based on shared goals and vision as well as an inherent need to continue winning in their respective categories.

Michele Terpins and his brother have been participating in the Rally Cuesta Off-road as a team but were not able to do so in the 2015 season instead teaming up with Beco Andreotti still performing well despite having a new team mate.

An interesting fact is that his 322 numbered car of the competitors received the Carbon Free seal of the Green Initiative meaning that or any CO2 emitted by the Bull Sertões Rally Team vehicle during the seven stages of the Cuesta Off-road rally is compensated by planting trees in the Atlantic Forest.

At a time when his career is on a positive trajectory, he feels it’s the high time he continues to give his best as well look forward to taking on more leadership roles both within the racing fraternity as well as outside the organization.


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