Although the country of Brazil is more widely known for the sport of soccer, it is also popular for a speed racing competition called the Sertoes Rally, which is held every year. This event attracts many racers, fans and spectators, and it consists of 7 stages that involve challenging rough mountainous roads. A team known as Bull Sertoes is considered to be one of the finest in the contest. Formed by Michel Terpins, along with his brother Rodrigo, and their 2 other driving partners, in 2015, the team has managed to win most of the races they’ve participated in.
Michel Terpins began his career as a Sertoes Rally driver in 2002 when he entered the motorcycle racing contest. His passion for sports and vehicles started when he was a young boy. That’s when he developed a big interest in cars, and eventually learned how to fix them. He grew up around male athletes, his father Jack being the one that introduced him and his brother to the sports world when he played professional basketball back in the 1960s and 1970s.
In the 24th edition of the Sertoes Rally, Michel Terpins and his team finished in 1st place after pushing through the 2nd stage of the event. The vehicle they race with in the rally is called T-Rex, due to its ability to conquer rough surfaces and keep moving ahead. The machine was designed by the MEM Motorsports company, who built a V8 engine into it to make it more powerful. After securing the win, the highly decorated driver described the 2nd stage of the rally as being very difficult and exhausting. But since he and his brother, and their other team members believe in applying discipline and perseverance to their racing strategy, as well as hard work, they knew that they would receive a high ranking.
Michel Terpins continues to be considered one of the most skilled drivers in the popular rally competition. The Sao Paulo-born sportsman has a big fan base, who he stays connected with on social media, and who come out to see him and his team compete in the big race each year.