Off-road Racing is Touch and Treacherous, But Rodrigo Terpins Loves It!

Competing on off-road country tracks is not a forte for the faint. And who can best understand this than the top Brazilian Rally Racer, Rodrigo Terpins. Rodrigo is passionate about off-road rally racing and makes it his business to prepare beforehand for any race.

Rodrigo Terpins is a professional Brazilian rally driver for the team Bull Sertoes Rally. He just recently competed in the mega off-road championship dubbed Sertoes Rally. The track was a 2,600km stretch with plenty of rough terrains that connected 7 stages in two states. Few managed to make it to the end let alone the top 5 qualifier. For Rodrigo, however, this was one of the best moments for him and it is easy to understand why.

At the end of 2016, Rodrigo Terpins was training hard for that very moment he was to grace the Sertoes Rally championships. He was part of the team that attended the Rally SC trials in Araquari, northern Santa Catarina. The track was by definition mountainous, windy, and passed through beaches, and dunes. It was a difficult track to maneuver, but not for Rodrigo whose choice of racing vehicle sufficed for the occasion. He races a Category 1 T-Rex prototype together with his brother Michel Terpins.

Having finished strong at the Rally SC trials, the 22nd Sertoes Rally championships should have been a walk in the park for him. Rodrigo admits the track had its challenges but he enjoyed it dearly alongside co-driver Fabricio Bianchini. The duo finished top 5 in the Category 1 race that involved Prototype T1 vehicles. They also came in number 8 overall beating a total of 30 rally drivers at the race.

Being successful seems to run in Rodrigo Terpins’ family. His father was a successful sportsman as well and community leader. Rodrigo’s father, Michel Terpins, is also a rally driver and motorbike racer. He also owns his own business on the side. Rodrigo’s love has always been racing, and he gives it his all whenever he is on the track. While at it, he does not mind to be a little friendly to the environment as well. His team, Bull Sertoes Rally, practice carbon offsetting and neutralization as a way to contribute to the global ‘Going Green’ initiative. Visit Google to know more.

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