Rodrigo Terpins: Passionate About Speed and the Environment

Rodrigo Terpins is one of the most successful rally drivers in Brazil. He primarily competes in the T1 prototype category, and despite being at the ripe age of 44, h continues to accumulate numerous rally participations and victories. He comes from a sports-loving family, with his brother Michel Terpins also being an accomplished rally driver.

Biographical Background

Rodrigo Terpins was born in Sao Paulo 44 years ago. His father, Jack Terpins, now famous for being the vice president of the World Jewish Congress, was an accomplished basketball player and encouraged Rodrigo to pursue his sporting passions. Together with his brother Michel, the two developed a strong passion for speed and driven by their competitiveness went on to develop as rally drivers.

Bull Sertoes Rally Team

For the last few years, Rodrigo Terpins has been part of the Bull Sertoes Rally Team. Founded only a few years ago, the team is made up of the two Terpins brothers and is sponsored by Bull Sertoes, MEM Team support, Xarla, Terpins and Cintra Advogados, and 100% Events. The team primarily takes part in the annual Sertoes rally. Between them, Rodrigo and his brother Michel have a combined 13-years’ experience in the Sertoes Rally with Rodrigo being involved four times and Michel nine times. However, Rodrigo and the team have in recent years expanded the events they take part in with successive participation in both the Mitsubishi car and the highly acclaimed Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship.

Ecological Restoration

In addition to speed, the Terpins brothers also share a passion for the environment. The two are among those advocating for the Brazilian government to a global environmental restoration drive known as the Bonn Challenge. Brazilian restoration would see about 12 million hectares of destroyed forest cover restored in the next 12 years. According to Rodrigo, this move would not only mitigate against the effects of climate change, but it would also result in significant economic returns for the country over the next five decades. Rodrigo and Michel are making these recommendations as partners at Floresvale, a forest restoration company that has been existence since 2009. Follow him on Facebook for more.

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