Michel Terpin began racing in 2002. He is a well known Brazilian race car driver. He has succeeded with the help of his brother Rodrigo and his hard work and perseverance. In his early years he competed in motorcycles races and eventually quit. His brother convinced him to try the T1 category of car racing.
When he started car racing it required long hour of practice and cars that were not in the best of shape. He drove on rough terrain with wet gravel and many obstacles. The conditions he had to drive under for practice were grueling.
Later he joined the Bull Sertoes team and teamed up with co-driver Swen Von Borrier. At first Swen was the navigator and later they became co-drivers. They made a good team and won several awards for finishing in the top five with other team mates. In 2014 they won the Leg of the Rallies Dos Sections.
This race was one of the longest runs they had to endure. It was over 2,000 km in a 10 day period. They raced through 10 towns through mud, wind, and cold conditions. Their cars the T-Rex had some mechanical problems that took time to fix. Still they came in fifth qualifying them to participate in the Brazilian Cross Country Championship.
When driving Michel has always tried new methods of driving and worked hard at it. He also has used his career to help bring attention to the race car industry. Michel worked to make racing an industry that gave opportunities to other drivers to participate in it. He adjusted his driving skills to meet industry changes.
His new partner Justo has been in the rally industry for years and has raced trucks and cars winning titles. Michel is also a Brazilian mobile web developer with experience in using php and building mobile applications. He designs websites for large and small businesses.
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.
The Bull Sertoes Rally Team is now one of the most consistent and competitive in the Brazilian rallying circuit. The team has been able to grow and expand by leaps and bounds. At the beginning, however, this was not the case as it was a small team co-founded by two brothers Michel and Rodrigo Terpins. Their passion for racing had finally brought them together under one team. This is after Rodrigo was finally able to convince his brother to join rallying moving away from riding.
Michel the son of renowned professional basketball player Jack terpins had been the champion in the cross country championships for some seasons. In fact, at the time he opted to leave he was at the peak of his career there and he was not planning to slow down anytime soon. The conviction of his brother Rodrigo thou that he belongs to rallying rather than riding eventually got to him and it’s then that he switched sides.
When they came together it was only natural that the start a team together. This marked the founding of the Bull Sertoes Rally Team. This is the team that has now become a symbol of achievement in the T1 prototype category. The level of discipline and commitment displayed by the team members has ensured that they continue to go places with every new competition they take part in. By teaming up with MEM developers they have found a solid partner in the development of racing vehicles. The MEM development corporation was able to come up with a concept car The T-Rex which the team would use for the T1 prototype category.
The T-rex has been one of the most reliable vehicles in this specific category and this has been highlighted by Michel Terpins on his various addresses to racing enthusiast.
The same was reflected in the 24th and the 25th edition of the Sertoes Rally where Bull Sertoes Rally Team was able to achieve position 4 overall in there category. This was an improvement as they had experienced a mechanical glitch during the final circuit of the competition which has considerably slowed the team down.
Michel Terpins is a famous sports driver who has acquired numerous titles in rallying competitions. The Brazilian renowned rally participant inherited his desire for sports from his roots, the family of Michel Terpins. He formed a duo with his brother in 2015.The passion for sports has landed Michael essential categories and several podiums in the Brazilian games, he drives a T-Rex.
The duo participated in the 22nd Sertões Rally. Michel and his brother attained the seventh position in the Prototypes IT, terming the experience as a challenge due to the unexpected harsh terrains. The two brothers took the challenge in the 24th edition of Sertões Rally and improved to position five. This time they were more experienced and cautious. The duo has landed the victory in many races.
With the improved skills, Michel and his brother are expected to showcase their expertise in the upcoming 25th Sertões Rally. The duo has a chance to experience again the longest off-road race Sertões Rally in Brazil, that stretch to over 3000km.
Michel Terpins journey to Rallying
The passionate sports driver started his racing with motorcycles in 2002, before upgrading to cars. His current T-Rex machine is a hi-tech modern model car. It has a V8 engine that makes it more favorable and fits his willpower to explore different terrains. The T-Rex has additional components that are not compromised by the rough roads.
Although the T-Rex machine emits carbon dioxide, Green Initiative has it covered through the installation of a carbon-free seal, and the tree planting program that ensures the preservation of Atlantic forest environment. Through practice and determination, the renowned driver has furnished his skills.
Michel and Justo have worked as a team for a common goal through their participation in the Sertões rally. MEM Motorsport is the inventor of the T-Rex machine that has led to the winning of the duos Brazilian Championship and Mitsubishi rally challenge.