The Brazilian rally scene has grown tremendously over the years. This is an industry that less than two decades ago had nothing much to talk about. Over this time, however, the passion by drivers and other stakeholders to grow the sport has yielded impressive results. Today the Brazilian rally circuit is considered one of the toughest and most competitive. This has attracted competitors from all over the globe and in doing so continued to prove that Brazilian drivers can hold their own. These drivers have developed a wide following with fans following them religiously on social media and appearing in virtually all competitions they are part of. One of the top teams in the country currently is the Bull Sertoes Rally Team. The team competes in the T1 Prototype category and is made up of Rodrigo Terpins and his younger brother Michel Terpins. The two brothers have been in this partnership since 2002 when Michel Terpins moved from the cross-country championship into rallying. Check out Terra to know more.
Michel Terpins has been a competitive racer for the better part of his life. His passion for sports began early and would continue to grow as he took part in various competitions. His father, who was also a sportsman would play a significant role in his initial years encouraging him to become the best he could be at whatever sport he chose. This stuck with him, and by his early twenties, he was competing in the Brazilian Cross-country championship. His passion and unique riding style would see him overwhelm the competition and by the time he left, he was considered one of the most dominant champions within the sport. This was however just the beginning as he was soon appointed as the chairman of the competition to help steer it in the direction that all competitors aspired. He would help recruit new talent as well as help them attract more corporate interest and in doing so sponsors. This Michel Terpins has been able to achieve and at the same time become very successful in the rally scene. Rodrigo Terpins will be taking part in this year’s competition, and it’s interesting to watch how that goes.