Why Michel Terpins is One of The Best Brazilian Rally Drivers

According to the NewsRacer.com.br, the duo from the Bull Sertoes Rally Team, consisting of the 40-year-old Michel Terpins, and the 37-year-old Maykel Justo, finished another crucial stage of the popular Sertoes Rally 25th edition. After the duo won two stages of the race that have three stages in Prototypes T1, they led in the acquired category, plus they were among the top five fastest in the contest, plus the fourth overall position with a total time of 11 hours, 45 mins, and 23 seconds.

In the final stage, which starts from the municipality of the Santa Terezinha de Goiás up to Aruanã, which is a total distance of 306 km. The two had to slow down because they experienced mechanical problems which happened as a result of the previous Marathon stage when their vehicle couldn’t get mechanical support. The vehicle’s gear box had broken down, plus the rear suspension also got damaged; Michel Terpins, who is the currently the leader of the Cross-Country Rally Championship of Brazilian had to take one of his feet off the accelerator to avoid compromising the result.

They still managed to complete the race in the fourth position in Prototypes T1 as well as tenth in overall. Terpins said that in general, it only mattered, he knew they were leading the race, so when the vehicle began developing problems, the only concern was finishing the stage, but the amazing thing happened. He continued saying that it was the fourth day of the competition, and they were still going strong. Terpins, who was on his tenth participation in the contest and relying on the navigation of his co-driver, Justo for two years consecutively.

Several years ago, the love for off-road and speed inspired the two São Paulo brothers, Michel Terpins and the 44-year-old, Rodrigo Terpins (in the entire curriculum, he has five Sertões Rally) to create Bull Sertões Rally Team. The two brothers have been competing in the race for a total of four seasons on the T-Rex, which MEM Motorsport developed, and also contested on the Sertões Rally and the Cross-Country Rally Championship of Brazil.

 

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