A conversation about car racing in Brazil would not be complete without mentioning Michel Terpins. He has cut a niche in the Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championships, and he is the current title holder in the Prototypes T1 category. One would not be wrong to credit his success to good genes as he comes from a sporty family. Jack Terpins, Michel’s father, played basketball in his youth and excelled in the sport. His elder brother, Rodrigo Terpins, who introduced him to rally driving, is a renowned name in the car racing arena in Brazil. Michel Terpins made his debut in racing in 2002 in the motorcycle category. He then started sailing for his brother in the cars category. He has never looked back ever since.
A Winning Duo
Just like his elder brother Rodrigo, Michel Terpins plays for the Bulls Sertoes Rally Team. The car he uses is a MEM Motorsport’s T-Rex and has been with it for four years now. Michel Terpins is privileged to have a navigator, Maykel Justo, who matches his skills. With over ten years experience in car racing and four titles to his name, Justo gives Michel Terpins the much-needed confidence. If their first race that took place this year is something to go by, the duo is headed to the top.
Michel Terpins with his navigator, Maykel Justo, showcased their skills earlier this year in the 24th version of the Sertoes Rally. The duo started the game well winning the first two stages to grab a place in the challenging 3rd stage. After what they termed a fun-filled experience, they were declared winners in the Prototypes T1 category and fifth overall. Car number 322, which the pair was using was recognized by the Green Initiative who gave it a Carbon Free seal. The duo’s last game was in the 25 version of the Sertoes Rally that went down last month. The first and the second stages were smooth for the team who won the Prototypes T1 title. They, however, could not finish the third stage after their car developed a mechanical problem. Regardless of the challenge, the team emerged fourth overall.