The brothers Rodrigo and Michel Terpins are both among today’s most famous Brazilian rally drivers. The brothers inherited their love of competitive sports from their father, Jack, who played basketball for Hebraica during the 60s and 70s. In recent years he has served as president of the Latin American Jewish Congress. In this role, he has addressed issues involving Jews living in Brazilian and worked to help support the State of Israel. He is passionate about what he does and has given that passionate drive to his sons.
The Terpins brothers’ passion is for the world of racing, especially at the Sertoes Rally. The two are the founders of and still race for the Bull Sertoes Rally Team. The brothers drove together for a number of years but started driving with separate partners beginning in 2014. That year, which marked Sertoes 22nd edition, saw a cross-country track that was 2,600 km long. Rodrigo’s driving partner during this race was his navigator Fabricio Bianchini. The pair did so well for most of the stages of the multi-stage race that for the final stage they opted to finish at a relatively conservative pace.
The 2014 race also marked the first time both brothers drove a T-Rex. In 2015, the 23rd edition of the race was 3,000 km long and ran through four Brazilian states: Goias, Mato Grosso do Sul, Sao Paulo, and Parana. That year Bianchini and Rodrigo drove together again and took fifth place overall. They might have placed better but ran into a landslide on the final stage. The challenging course that year was characterized by lots of curves, descents, rises, rocky areas, and jumps. They most recently raced in the rallies 2017 25th edition. For more info check out crunchbase.com for details.
Rodrigo Terpins is already a world-class driver but is looking to make himself an even better driver. The Bull Sertoes team is sponsored by Bull Sertões, 100% Events, Xarla and MEM team support. For further details about the brothers and/or the Bull Sertoes team visit www.twitter.com/michelterpins, www.twitter.com/rodrigoterpins, www.instagram.com/bullsertoesrallyteam, http://michel-terpins.tumblr.com, or http: //rodrigo-terpins.tumblr. The Sertoes Rally is the largest and most popular Brazilian off-road event.