He is one of the most cherished and celebrated rally heroes that Brazil has ever produced. The 41-year-old Rodrigo Terpins is a graduate of Management and Corporate Governance. He is also the Senior Director of T5 Partipacoes Company. What strikes his friends and foes the most is the way he manages to juggle his busy career as a corporate executive and rallying. He is one of the best prototype T1 Rally drivers. He is often sailed by his elder brother Michel Terpins. Michel is also a polished driver in his own right. Both Rodrigo and Michel are members of the same Bull Sertoes Rally team. Rodrigo considers his brother Michel as his mentor in rallying.
Rodrigo Terpins’ Background
He was born in Sao Paulo in the mid-70s. He is said to have developed a special liking for cars. He is still a close friend of the automobile even now. Rodrigo Terpins grew up as a disciplined young man. He attended St. Hilaire University for his studies in Management and Corporate Governance. It is evident from the way he manages his work at T5 Partipacoes that he applies the skills he learned at the university well. He comes from a family of heroes too. He has two brothers who are also rally drivers. Rodrigo’s company T5 Partipacoes is the main organizer of the prototype T1 rallies that Rodrigo Terpins is most known for. He has been rising in his rallying expertise so much so that he has put Brazil back on the world rallying scene. He has out-competed many drivers of international repute. In the recent Bull Sertoes rally, Rodrigo Terpins emerged number 6 with a time of 58 minutes and 9 seconds. He was close on the back of his elder brother who emerged 5th in the race. Bull Sertoes Rally is a much tougher one that has many off-road stretches. You can visit rodrigoterpins.com for more info.
Owing to the fact that Rodrigo Terpins has become a star, he is commonly invited by media houses for interviews. In one of the recent ones, Rodrigo observes that it is his self-discipline that has propelled him to his success. He also notes that he has received a lot of support from his family and his siblings. He picks out Michel Terpins as his mentor in rallying. Rodrigo also advices younger rally drivers trying to make a mark to be patient and use every rally as a learning point for future better performance.