The Terpins family is one of the legendary sporting families in Brazil they are well known in this circles for the strides they have been able to make and achieve milestones that have seen them become champions in different sports. The older Terpin, Jack was a basketball player back in the day when he represented his club and played up to club championship level. His sons would follow his steps in sports even though they did not go into basketball. This was one of the dreams of their father that one day they would become engaged in sports and hopefully be in a position to experience the joy thrill and appreciation for sports that he had experienced over the years. His love for sports was not just for the thrill but for the ability of sports to open doors and opportunities to a better life. Sports had seen Jack appointed by the president to head them in the country. He had also gotten other leadership responsibilities within the community as a direct response to his endeavors in sports.
Michel Terpin was now following these footsteps when he moved his talents to the cross country championship. Here he displayed a finesse and zeal rarely seen in young competitors. He wanted to get out of the shadow of his father and prove once and for all that he was capable of following after him while charting his own course. It was, therefore, no surprise when he began ascending to the top in various competitions. His was a journey that would culminate in him winning the championship. This marked his stay at the top and by the time of his departure he was the champion. He became so good that at the time he left he was elected to chair the board that oversaw the cross country championship within Brazil.
He would then turn his efforts to rallying where he connected with his brother Rodrigo. Rodrigo was already doing spectacularly well already but was humble enough to mentor his brother and in a few years, they were in charge of there own team the Bull Sertões Rally Team.