Michel Terpins: Brazil’s Hidden Gem in Motorsports

Motorsports has slowly gained popularity in Brazil throughout the years. Although it is not as popular as football, it has generated a group of unrelenting and passionate fan base. Michel Terpins is one of the reasons that Motorsports in Brazil has taken off and gained traction in such a short period.

Who is Michel Terpins?

Michel Terpins is a forty-year-old Brazilian rally driver. He has been competing in the category of prototypes T1 in motorsports since the year 2002. In 2015, he started racing with his forty four-year-old brother Paulo Rodrigues. Soon the pair was popularly known as the dynamic duo.

Ever since 2015, Michel has participated in four seasons of racing on board of his trademark TREX developed by MEM Motorsport. Also, he has also participated in the Brazilian Championship in the Cross country category as well as the Mitsubishi cup. His experience has influenced his rise in the national championship ranking throughout the years.

The Bull Sertões Rally Team

This year, Michel paired up with Maykel Justo, thirty-seven, as a part of the Bull Sertões Rally Team. He completed three stages of the twenty-fifth edition of Sertões Rally, where he won three stages of the race in Prototypes T1 and was placed strongly in the lead in his category.

In the third stage, however, they had to slow down due to mechanical problems which arose from a lack of mechanical support in the last Marathon stage. His rear suspension and gear box were damaged, forcing the champ to take his foot off the accelerator. Despite this, they managed to be ranked in the top five fastest in the competition, being placed fourth in the overall standings in their category.

The champ- Michel Terpins

Michel Terpins has shown skill and consistency since his debut in 2002 and is currently the leader of the Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship. In all ways possible he has outperformed his peers in this sport and acquired various accolades both at home and abroad. We cannot wait to see what more he has in store for his fans.