One of the most icon rally drivers in Brazil is Michel Terpins. He is a member of the Bull Sertões Rally Team that he founded together with his brother Rodrigo terpins. His career as a competitive driver began when he first joined motocross. It is here that he build his skills as a rider and become one of the most consistent Cross country champions the country ever saw. He had the full backing of his father Jack Terpins a sportsman himself. Jack or Jacko among his friends was once the head of the Brazilian sports association a position given to him by the then president.
He was very instrumental in the passion that his sons approached sports with. He encouraged them by financing them in there earlier years and this would help Michel Terpin nurture his talent as a rider from a very young age and by the time he was competing in the main cross country events he was in a position to compete for head to head with the very best. He would later on leave cross country as champion and join rallying. His brother Rodrigo Terpins was very instrumental in this switch and helped him become a better driver as he grew into his new industry.
Michel Terpins has been able to grow in rallying to become an icon and in the process make the Bull Sertões Rally Team one of the most effective rally teams in Brazil.
The driving capabilities of Michel saw him and his brother become independent on the team and he was able to get a new navigator for the 25th edition of the championship. His new navigator would prove to be very instrumental in the edition as it went through the various states which included 2000 kilometers of special terrain.
This meant that the terrain required superb navigation skills and driving skills. The competition was also intense especially in the T1 prototype category Michel was competing in. His legendary T-Rex was his vehicle of choice for the event and as usual, it did not disappoint. The new navigator also proved to be very able onboard the #322.