Michel Terpin Tops His Category at the Sertões Rally

spcblog, 11 November 2017, No comments
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In August 2017, Paulistas Michel Terpis and Maykel Justo completed a critical stage in the 25th Sertoes Rally edition. The pair, who are members of the Bull Sertoes Rally Team won two of the three phases of the competition in the category of Prototypes T1. Consequently, they are currently at the top of the category accumulated. Besides, they are 4th in the race with a time of 11:45m23s.

The pair suffered a massive blow in the third stage when their car developed mechanical problems and could not be checked until the end of the day. Michel Terpins was forced to slow down and in the event finished at position four in prototype T1 and position ten overall. Terpin has participated in this event ten times. Besides, this is the second year since he started working with Justo.

Michel Terpins currently tops the Brazilian Rally Championship. At the end of the race, he said that when he discovered the car had developed a mechanical problem, he knew the most important thing by then was to complete the race since they were in the lead.

The team covered a distance of about 3,300 km. The car they were using in the race, T-rex, had undergone through modification to make it more powerful and competitive. This paid off as demonstrated in the excellent results the team got.

How He Started His Career

Terpins first participated in the Rally dos Sertoes in 2002 as a motorcyclist. After a few years, he joined his brother Rodrigo Terpins and left the motorcycles for cars. Together, they formed Bull Sertoes Rally Team. In the four years they have been together, they have been using T-Rex from MEM Motorsport. During the 22nd edition of this rally in November 2016, they participated in the category Prototypes T1 and managed to finish at position 7. In the last few years, he has tremendous improvement especially in the Brazilian Rally Championship Country.

Terpins and Jasto first worked together during the 24th edition of the Sertoes Rally in March 2017. The duo finished on top in the second stage and position five overall. Terpin admitted that the stage was tough but lucky that they got such a good result.

 

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