Michel terpins is one of the most successful rally drivers in Brazil he has been in the rallying industry for some years now and has been able to prove his finesse by consistently performing impressively. He is currently considered one of the most elite drivers in the T1 prototype category. Michel terpins is a brother to Rodrigo terpins another equally successful driver. It was not by chance that they both became rally drivers having grown up in a family that had a deep appreciation for sports was one of the biggest motivators for the same.
There father Jack Terpins or Jacko among his friend was one of the best basketball players in the 70’s. He played at club and national level before eventually retiring to become a businessman with various interests in the real estate sector off Brazil. His passion for sports saw him appointed the chairman of sports by the then president in the early 90’s. He always encouraged his sons to be active in sports and lucky for him they did not disappoint.
Michel Terpins began his career as a rider where he competed in the Brazilian cross country championship. Having started at quite a tender age, he would quickly go through the ranks and become an excellent rider.At the end of his career in cross country, he was the reigning champion in the elite category.His brother had always pressured him to join rallying believing he would be a better driver than he was a rider. When Michel finally caved to the pressure, he would join his brother, and together they founded the Bull Sertões Rally Team. This was the team that they would use to compete in future and together they formed a very formidable team. By working together, they were able to hone their skills both as navigators and driver respectively. The team would in future expand when both they had sufficiently acquired the right skills with each branching out to become a driver and acquiring a navigator. The Bull Sertões Rally Team is still Michel terpins team of choice to date, and he has used it to compete in the various editions of the Sertões Rally that he has taken part in.