Michel Terpins was born into a family that has a passion for sports and athletic achievement. His father, Jack Terpins, was a basketball player in the 1960s and 1970s, and his brother, Rodrigo, is his race car driving partner. Together, Michel and his brother, along with the other members of their team, participate in a big speed racing competition in their home country of Brazil known as the Sertoes Rally every year.
This race car driving contest attracts many competitors and fans each time it’s held, and the Terpins brothers are two of its most successful drivers, having won a big number of the rallies since they first started their career in the sport of racing. Having began his Sertoes Rally participation back in 2002, Michel Terpins gained the type of driving skills that led him to become one of the rally’s most decorated competitors.
His first race in the Sertoes Rally was in the motorcycle category, and he went on from there to compete in the Cross Country Rally in 2015, where he won 2nd place. This was also the year that he and his friend Maykel Justo formed a driving team that they named the Bull Sertoes Team, which is considered to be one of the competition’s best driving groups. The drivers, which included his brother Rodrigo, ended up winning the 2nd stage of the race that year. After their win, Michel stated that this stage of the race had been very difficult and exhausting due to all the mountainous road they had to conquer.
For this 24th edition of the Sertoes Rally, which is Brazil’s largest off-road racing event, the Bull Sertoes team used a vehicle named T-Rex that had a V8 engine added to it to make it powerful enough to travel over all the rough terrain they had to get through in order to complete the race. Winning first place in this rally added another well-earned accolade to Michel Terpin’s collection. Being that he spent much of his childhood learning how to fix cars, he seemed to be destined for the type of sport he chose to pursue.