It is always difficult to determine whether its sportsmanship or adrenaline chasing that keeps rally drivers going. There is strong evidence however that it’s a mixture of the two that makes a great rally drivers like Rodrigo Terpins. Rodrigo is a family member of great Brazilian sportsmen that includes his father Jack Terpins who is an accomplished basket baller and President of the South American Confederation and his brother Michel Terpins who like Rodrigo is a decorated rally driver. Growing up in a family full of sports achievers is without doubt bound to inspire somebody into focusing on great heights.
For a man who passionately began to pursue his ambition at a young age like Rodrigo, success is a must get by the time he’s 40 years old. And to say that Rodrigo Terpins hasn’t had his fairs share of success in the field is attempting not to give credit where it is well reserved. Rodrigo is a member of the Tea Bull Sertoes Rally Team, a team that he and his brother formed when he made his is debut in the T1 category. He and his team uses the T-Rex car that has enhanced performance features specifically developed for the team to handle all types of terrains.
The Sertões Rally is his major event and in which he has participated severally. Partnering with his team mate Fabricio Bianchini as his 22nd Sertões Rally edition navigator, they successfully traversed 2600Km taking them through two states and seven cities with different course designed to test mental and physical agility. With more than 200 different participants constituting thirty eight teams Rodrigo finished third and his team ranked 8th out of the teams participating.
In 2011, Rodrigo took part in the Mitsubishi Cup Championship where he partnered with Kaique Bentivoglio in the L200 Triton RS Handicap category. They came in second amassing 204 points. Like any rally driver Rodrigo and his brother are not about to quit rallying. Rodrigo has in fact that there still remains many challenging races that he has to participate before any thoughts of quitting cross his mind and as you can guess that is exactly what his fans want to hear.
The different rally driving tournaments in Brazil are significantly associated with Terpins family. The success of Michel Terpins and his brother Rodrigo does not come by luck, but instead, it is as a result of consistency, and continually being open to the possibilities of success that exist in rally racing. Michael’s successful career has come a long way. Michel Terpins believes that his father, Jack Terpins, played a critical role in ensuring that he and his brother were able to engage themselves in rally driving from the time they were young.
Jack Terpins is a man who commits himself in his activities, and he always end up being successful. He understands that hard work and dedication play a considerable role in ensuring the prosperity of an individual. As a young basketballer, Jack Terpins was able to prove his worth in the field, and as a current entrepreneur, he is part of different organizations where he serves as a board member.
The Bull Sertoes Rally is commonly organized in Brazil. Its prominence is growing day by day, both in Brazil and in the entire world. Michel Terpins has been able to set a unique record in the Bull Sertoes Rally where he recently managed to cover 2600km through more than three states, and he was able to finish among the top ten racers. The challenges that are usually associated with the Bull Sertoes Rally Tournament are set up to help rally drivers sharpen their skills and become more efficient.
Success does not come without challenges, and for rally racing, the most apparent problem is the possibility of getting into an accident or having a car breakdown. Michel Terpins knows that the best way to become a victor is by turning the unfortunate situations into platforms for rising to success, and in the same manner, he believes that the future has excellent opportunities for him.
According to Michel Terpins, passion has enabled him to overcome different challenges. It has helped him become a person who always forges ahead even when the conditions don’t seem to be promising. Many tournaments such as the Mitsubishi Cup and the Brazilian Championship Cross Country Rally are usually organized in Brazil. In all these events, Michel Terpins has managed to outshine himself and become the best.