Rodrigo Terpins is one of the estimable rally drivers in Brazil and a brother to yet another notable rally driver, Michel Terpins. Over the years of his career, Rodrigo has participated and won coveted rally competitions. Sertões Rally is one of the competitions that the celebrated rally driver has consistently taken part, and in every event he has shown impressive performance. In the latest 22nd edition of the Sertões Rally, which is one of the most challenging and longest off-road events in the country, Rodrigo managed to secure the eighth position overall and 3rd in the T1 Prototype category.
The 22nd Sertões Rally attracted 38 competitors, who raced a distance of 2600 miles spanning over two states. Rodrigo Terpins participated in the T1 Prototype category using T-Rex, which is custom-made from the MEM Motorsport Organization. The car is built to drive in torturous terrain. The event gave Rodrigo Terpins, together with his co-driver Fabricio Bianchini, the chance to test the ability of the car’s effectiveness in operating in worst terrains. Rodrigo, alongside his navigator, employed a cautious strategy that enabled the car to withstand the rough terrain. After the competition, Rodrigo expressed gratitude to the support team that worked tirelessly to ensure he emerged top in the event. He further remarked that the rally was exciting. He advised drivers to service their vehicles sufficiently ahead of any competition.
Rodrigo Terpins is optimistic that in the coming events he is likely to perform even better than the previous ones. Rodrigo was also a participant in the Mitsubishi Cup Championship in 2011 and has served as the operations director for Marisa SA.
According to Terra, Rodrigo Terpins comes from a family of sportsmen. Besides his brother Michel, who together with Rodrigo form part of the Bull Sertoes Rally team, their father, Jack Terpins, was a seasoned basketball player for Hebraica club. The love for the sports of Rodrigo’s father saw him appointed to serve various capacities in the sports arena. He passed the mantle to his children and plunged into entrepreneurship. Since then, Rodrigo Terpins and Michael Terpins have made their father proud by becoming outstanding rally drivers. For more info, visit terpins.com.