If you are born into a sports-loving family, it is almost inevitable that you will end up excelling at a sport. This was the reality for Rodrigo Terpins. The son of a prominent basketball player in the 1980s, Rodrigo was encouraged by his father to explore various types of sports which led him and his younger brother, Michel to become rally drivers.
Rodrigo has now been racing professionally for more than a decade. He drives a T-Rex racing car in the T1 prototype category. Rodrigo Terpins chiefly takes part in the Sertoes rally, which is held in the third quarter of every year. Considered one of the toughest rallies in the country, the multiple-stage Sertoes rally covers thousands of kilometers across difficult terrain. Consequently, finishing the rally, let alone, winning it requires not only speed, but also dedication, and an excellent support team.
Together with Michel, Rodrigo races under the Bull Sertoes Rally Team. The team has gained significant prominence in the last few years owing to the large number of sponsors that give it support. In addition to the MEM support team that developed the cars driven by the two brothers, they are also sponsored by Bull Sertoes, Motul, Xarla, Ohlins and 100% Eventos. The effectiveness of this team handling all non-racing matters has enabled Rodrigo to specifically concentrate on driving his T-Rex as fast as he possibly can.
Rodrigo Terpins’s most recent rally participation came in the 22nd edition of the Sertoes Rally. Guided by his navigator Fabricio, Rodrigo came third in the T1 prototype category. While the 2,200 km ally was shorter than previous editions, it still featured the difficult off-road terrain. The rally cut across two states and was divided into a total of seven stages. It attracted dozens of participants in the motorcycle, UTV, and vehicle categories. Check out Terra to see more.
While Rodrigo’s run in the 22nd Sertoes rally was almost flawless, it did feature a few blimps. Rodrigo’s experienced mechanical on two separate occasions. Fortunately, however, Rodrigo and Fabricio were equal to the malfunctions on both occasions. After all, malfunctions only add to the irresistible thrill of rally driving.