Michel Terpins: A Dominant Brazilian Rally Driver

Michel Terpins is a famous Brazilian cross-country rally champion leader who belongs to the bull serous rally team. The 40 years old rally driver brother to Rodrigo Terpins (44 years ) are the sons of jack terpins. The father used to play for Hebraica basketball team in the 60s and 70s. He was appointed the president of Hebrew in 1991 having shown interests of youth basketball team and being a community leader. Michel Terpins did his first rally debut in 2002 on rally dos sertoes grid in the motorcycle category. Later he joined his brother Rodrigo Terpins in the cars where they have made an evolution standing out on crucial stages with their T-rex in the Brazillian cross rally championship country. The duo prefers the T-rex from MEM motorsport.

Michel Terpins has a navigator Maykel Justo from Tuabate (SP) who has four titles and mor than ten years’ experience in the Sertoes rally. Being the current prototype T1 leader in the Brazilian cross-country rally championship, he is very proud of his navigator. The duo won the second stage of the 24th edition of the seroes rally and grabbed the fifth position in the overall rankings. The race was challenging with chasms and mountain region and exhausting stretches, but they managed to keep a good pace and great result. Michel Terpins gained confidence with his navigator, and after victory in the first two super- challenging stages, they proceeded to the third stage.

In the 25th edition of the sertoes rally, Michel Terpins with his navigator Maykel Justo was among the top five fastest drivers in the race. He had won two of the three stages before forced to slow down in the last step due to the car’s mechanical problems while driving between Santa Terezinha de golas to aruana. The stretch of 306km rally affected his speed due to lack of service of the marathon stage. Michel was forced to decelerate the T-Rex #322 after it broke its gearbox to prevent his results compromised. He, however, managed a 10th overall position and 4th in prototype T1.

During the seven stages, they received carbon free seal of the green initiative for the #322 which meant that the co2 emitted by the car to will be compensated by planting trees in the Atlantic Forest


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