Few things are more satisfying in life than doing what you love for a living. Growing up, many develop a strong love for fast and powerful cars. Unfortunately, most of this individuals end up having careers that have nothing to do with cars. However, Michel Terpins is one of the lucky few who does. He is one of the most accomplished and versatile rally drivers in Brazil. He has driven in many rallies across the country and has on a number of occasions experimented with different categories. Now aged 40, he seems ready to take his professional rally career to the next level.
Currently, Michel Terpins races in the T1 prototype category. He previously raced in the motorcycle category, even going on to make his professional debut in 2002 in one, before switching to cars. He has slowly built up his mastery of the T1 category over the past years and has been greatly helped by his improved vehicle – a customized T-Rex developed by MEM Motorsport. This vehicle offers him speed, power, easy-handling, durability, and reliability. After having used the car for four straight editions of the Sertoes rally, he finally took first in his edition during the just concluded 2017 edition.
Michel Terpins is also fortunate to have the experienced Maykel Justo as his co-driver. The two have been friends for a long time but have only been working together for the last two years. The undeniable chemistry between the two was on display during the Sertoes Rally where Justo guided Terpins through the long and gruesome marathon stage without any glitches or mechanical troubles. It was the smooth run through this section that allowed Terpins to develop a lead over his competition and eventually go on to win the rally.
With his elder brother, Rodrigo Terpins also a rally driver, Michel Terpins never lacks in support and advice. The siblings are part of the renowned Bull Sertoes Team. The team is supported by a number of reputable brands including Motul, Xaria, Motul, 100% events and Bull Sertoes. Additionally, the team receives mechanical support from the MEM support team.