Many people say Michel Terpins is Brazil’s best rally driver. And there’s lots of evidence to back up the claim. Terpins has participated in and won many rallying competitions in his career. He began his racing career riding motorcycles. In 2002, he made his debut in the Sertões Rally grid. He then served as a pilot for his brother Justo and helped him win many rally stages. This enabled Michel Terpins to earn a spot in Brazil’s Cross Country Rally Championship.
Michel Terpins loves to race. He relishes each new challenge, the competition, the unknown outcomes. He looks forward to the future and the wondrous experiences racing will bring. It’s that type of perspective that makes Terpins a crowd favorite in Brazil. Many fans turn out simply to see what exciting things Michel Terpins will do on the tracks in pursuit of yet another victory. The rally races require a combination of caution, skill, bravery and daring. Michel Terpins has all those things in spades. It’s what makes him so special to rally racing fans in Brazil and worldwide.
In 2015 he started a new team and got a new car. The meticulously designed T-Rex. Its powerful V8 engine has helped Terpins handle the rough off-road terrain he zooms through as he makes his way from one podium to another. Michel Terpins raced in the 22nd Sertões Rally’s Prototypes T1 category. He won the Sertões Rally 24th edition’s 2nd stage. In the Sertões Rally’s 25yh edition Terpins has the expertise and the powerful car to do well in this 3,3000 km road, among Brazil’s longest off-road events. The entire country expects great things from the 40 year old Sao Paulo native.
Michel Terpins is from a family that is passionate about sports. His father Jack played pro basketball. His brothers Rodrigo and Justo are also rally racers. But Michel Terpins with his MEM motorsports produced T-Rex, skill and unequalled talent has the potential to be the biggest star in this sports-loving family. Already a star in Latin America, Michel Terpins is poised to make his mark on the world stage.