Rodrigo Terpins is a Brazilian rally driver, born in Sao Paulo, on April 12, 1973. Rodrigo is the son of former sportsman Jack Terpins – who, in his youth, dedicated himself to basketball – and older brother of Michel Terpins, also a rally driver. His last participation in what is known as Brazil’s biggest off-road race – the Sertoes Rally – was in 2014, in the 22nd edition of the event.
Rodrigo Terpins, who had Fabricio Bianchini as his navigator, said that he had already participated in three other editions – in 2003, 2005 and 2009 – in an interview published on the official page of the Sertoes Rally on Facebook on August 20, 2014 “Rodrigo Terpins also said that what made him come back and run in the 22nd edition of the race was” the challenge, the overcoming, and the Adventure “. The objective of the pilot in 2014 was to complete the seven stages and also fight for the best placements in the category Prototypes T1, the main one of the Brazilian cars.
In fact, Rodrigo Terpins and Fabrício Bianchini were present on the podium of the competition. The duo – member of the Bull Sertoes Rally Team team – also won the 8th position in the overall ranking. “The test was pleasant and delicious to drive. We had very hard Specials that required a lot of the equipment, and our team was ten, we had 100% of use, and the result was this, “said Rodrigo Terpins after the 2014 edition – which had 204 competitors, in them, four women.
The 22nd edition of the Sertoes Rally had 128 participating vehicles, divided into 45 cars, 40 bikes, 22 UTVs – Utility Task Vehicle, or 17 multi-purpose utility vehicles and four trucks. The start was in Goiânia, capital of the state of Goiás, on August 24, bound for Belo Horizonte, capital of the state of Minas Gerais – crossing almost 3,000 kilometers between the two Brazilian states. In total, there were 2,608.98 km and 1,448.09 km. Also, in 2014, the event had a new format, with departure and arrival on weekends, which allowed it was very positive regarding the presence of the audience in the event. You can visit their website rodrigoterpins.com