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Outstanding Brazilian Rally Driver Michel Terpins

Michel Terpins developed a passion for cars at an early age, as he spent a lot of his childhood days repairing them. It was this beginning interest in mechanics that eventually led him into the world of race car driving, which is a sport he participates in with his brother Rodrigo and the rest of his rally team at the big annual driving competition in his home country of Brazil. The contest is called the Sertoes Rally, and it attracts many skilled drivers every year. Michel and his driving group are known as the Bull Sertoes Rally Team, and they are considered to be one of the most well put together teams in the rally.

Fans of race car driving in Brazil know Michel Terpins as being one of the Sertoes Rally competition’s most decorated drivers, being that he has won nearly all of the driving contests he’s ever been in over the years. He first entered the Sertoes Rally in 2002 when he participated in the motorcycle category. He was also in the Cross Country Rally in 2015, where he ended up winning second place.

Michel and his team complete their races aboard a vehicle called the T-Rex, which had a V8 engine added to it to give it more power and to help it travel over rough mountainous terrain. The Sertoes Rally is made up of 7 stages, and is the largest off-road driving event in Brazil. After winning the 2nd stage of this competition’s 24th edition, Michel Terpins stated that it was a very difficult and exhausting stage, due to the fact that there was a lot of mountainous road that his team had to get through.

Michel Terpins was born in Sao Paulo, and he comes from a family that has a great interest in athletics. Aside from his brother and racing partner, Rodrigo, being a talented rally driver, his father, Jack, was also a Brazilian sportsman who had a career as a basketball player in the 1960s and 1970s. Michel and his brother have a lot of fans who go out to support them each year in the Sertoes Rally.