Michel Terpins: An ardent Brazilian rally driver in Prototype T1strong

Paulistas Michel Terpins 40 is a renowned Brazilian rally driver who hails from Sao Paulo. A member of Bull Sertoes Rally Team, Michel with his navigator Justo 37, is at the fore front to win this year edition of Sertoes Rally. Having already finished fourth and fifth stage of 2017 Sertoes Rally, Michel regards this as a special achievement for his quest.

Michel Terpins has over a decade and a half experience in rally driving after making his debut in 2002 in the motorcycle category. Michel later switched to cars where he navigated for his brother Rodrigo Terpins. For the last four years, Michel has grown into rally pilot powerhouse. His navigator, Maykel Justo from Taubate, Sao Paulo has an immense experience in Sertoes Rally and has won four titles.

The team

For the passion of speed and off-road driving, Michel Terpins and his older brother Rodrigo Terpins formed a rally team called Bull Sertoes Rally Team. Started last year, the Bull Sertoes Rally Team is strong, fast and firmly on board with T-Rex as is expected to one of the competitive rally team in Brazil. The team is sponsored by Bull Sertoes and MEM support team, 100% Eventos, Terpins & Cintra Advogados, Xarla as well as Motul and Ohlins.

The championship

For the last four seasons, Michel and his brother Rodrigo have been using T-Rex which is built by MEM Motorsport. The car has undergone a powerful modification where a V8 engine using ethanol has been installed to meticulously prepare it for this year season. The two brothers have been competing for the Sertoes Rally, Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship as well as Mitsubishi Cup.

For Michel, this year marks the 10th participation in the Sertoes Rally and the second consecutive year for Michel and his navigator Justo on board T-Rex number 322 in the T1 Prototype category. They are currently leading in the category at the Championship with 5h 26min 01 sec after the 666.01 km fifth stage of the Sertoes Rally. The duo still remains fourth overall in the accumulated result with a total of 21h 18m 40sec and extra two hours to spare in second place.