Popular Brazilian Rally Driving Champion Michel Terpins

Michel Terpins is a member of a very skilled team of race car drivers who participate in Brazil’s popular and exciting Sertoes Rally each year. He developed a big fascination for cars when he was growing up in Sao Paulo, and he later learned how to repair them. Along with his brother Rodrigo, he started training to compete in racing contests, and by 2002, he entered the Sertoes Rally as a participant in its motorcycle race. By 2015, he and his brother, and their 2 other team members, formed the Bull Sertoes squad, which is considered to be one of the most talented teams in the annual event.

Sports has always been a big part of the Terpins brothers’ lifestyle. The patriarch of their family, Jack Terpins, was a professional basketball player in the 1960s and 1970s, and there were other male relatives who were athletes as well. After their father Jack retired from his athletic career, he went on to become a top executive at a real estate business, and Rodrigo Terpins is not only Michel’s racing partner, but like their father, he also runs a business. Prior to being the Senior Director of a company called T5 Participacoes, for 15 years, he was the CEO of a well-known women’s clothing store called Lojas Marisa.

Michel Terpins and the Bull Sertoes team have won many rally competitions over the years. They finished in first place in the 2nd stage of the 24th edition of the 7-stage Sertoes Rally, which is a multi-state event that covers 2600 kilometers. After his team won, Michel stated that this particular stage of the rally had been a very difficult and exhausting one. But since he and his team were racing with a vehicle called T-Rex, which was so named because of its added V8 engine that enables it to power through the rough mountainous roads of the race, they managed to take the lead and once again earn another top spot.

When Michel Terpins is not training for or competing in the Sertoes Rally, he takes the time to connect with his many fans on social media sites.