Michel Terpin is an accomplished Brazilian Rally driver. He was born and raised in Sao Paulo. Michel, who is currently in his 40s, has been competing in Brazilian rallies since 2002. Together with his colleague, Maykel Justo, they have won numerous stages of the prototype T1 race. The two renowned drivers are members of the Bull Sertoes Rally Team. Michel and Maykel have recently participated in the 25th edition Sertoes Rally where they completed a critical stage.
In the prototype T1 race, Michel and Maykel excelled in two stages and lost in just one stage. This propelled them into the leading position in the overall category. The two drivers finished in the 4th spot and, they were ranked among the top five fastest drivers.
During the prototype T1 race third stage, Michel and his co-driver encountered a mechanical glitch, which forced them to slow down. The third stage of the race covered a distance of 306 kilometers. The mechanical problems with Michel’s car happened during the race that occurred on 21st August 2017. The mechanical problem on Michel’s car was as a result of malfunctioning of the gearbox that impacted on the accelerator. Even with the mechanical problems on their car, Michel and Maykel managed to finish in the 4th position in the third stage.
During a recent interview, Michel noted that they prioritized on completing the race after their car developed a mechanical problem. He went on to thank his co-driver for helping him to complete the race in spite of the mechanical challenges.
Michel Terpins developed a passion for racing while he was still young. He began by riding the motor cycle in 2000 and later on joined his brother in the car rallies. Michel has significantly improved his piloting prowess over the last two decades, which has helped to win various titles.
He is set to participate in this year’s prototype T1 race, which is set to occur in various States that include Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Goias. The competition is set to attract prominent drivers, pilots, and navigators from Brazil and abroad. The race has also attracted various foundations and other supporters who have a passion for off-road speed.