Michel Terpins is a well-known Brazilian off-road and speed rally driver who hails from Sao Paulo. He races for the Bull Sertoes Rally team. The 40-year-old is the son of Jack Terpins, a renowned basketball player, and brother to Rodrigo Terpins, a well-known rally driver in Brazil. His father was a team member of Hebraica basketball in the 60s and 70s. As a community leader with interest in supporting youth basketball teams, Jack Terpins became the manager of Hebrew in 1991.
Michel Terpins debut in motorcycle category happened in 2002 on rally dos Sertoes grid. Afterwards, he joined his brother in cars category. The duo has won crucial stages in the cross-country rally championship held in Brazil using their T-Rex. Michel Terpins’ navigator, Maykel Justo who hails from Taubate, Sao Paulo boasts of four titles and over a decade of experience in Brazilian cross-country rally championship. As the current leader in the prototype T1 category of the Brazilian cross-country rally championship, Michel Terpins attributes his success to the efforts and determination of his navigator. They emerged victorious in the 24th edition of Sertoes Rally championship and ranked fifth in the overall competition. Although the terrain was harsh and with exhausting stretches, Michel and his navigator Justo were able to keep up with the pace and deliver exceptional results.
Over time, Michel Terpins has become confident about his navigator. Following their win in the first two stages of the Sertoes Rally championship, the duo automatically qualified for the third stage. Michel Terpins and Justo were in the list of the top five fastest rally drivers in the 25th edition of the Sertoes Rally championship. They were leading in the first two stages before pulling out due to mechanical hitches at Santa Terezinha. Lack of service affected his 306 km rally stretch. Unfortunately, Michel had to slow down after his T-Rex broke its gearbox. Nonetheless, he managed a 4th position in prototype T1 and 10th spot in the overall competition. They could use free seal of green initiatives and planted trees in the nearby Forest to compensate the carbon monoxide emitted by their cars.