Born in a sporting family, Rodrigo Terpins is a successful rally driver from Brazil. His father, Jack Terpins, is a decorated basketball player and president of Maccabi Latin American Confederation. His younger brother, Michel Terpins, is also a skilled rally driver. Rodrigo is a businessman, an active member of Bull Sertoes rally team which also includes his brother and serves as the director of T5 Participacoes.
Rodrigo’s passion of rallying started at a tender age, and the excellence of his father in sports pushed him into pursuing racing as a career. His success has made him a household name in his country by gracing the off-road championships and his agility to trounce his competitors like a routine. At the age of 44, Rodrigo and his teammate successfully completed the 22nd edition of Sertoes rally, which stretched across 2 states and considered to be the largest off-road race. The race was designed to test driver’s physical and mental agility as well as dynamics, and he ranked 8th out of 38 competitors. He also won the 24th edition of the race ranking at 5th in overall standings.
Apart from racing, Rodrigo Terpins also advocates for other causes and interests including arts, children, science and technology. Having worked in several fields prior to joining rallying, he has developed a capability to blend personal objectives and the community needs. His consistency and determination for success serves as a driving force that aspiring drivers look up to.
Rodrigo Terpins has often been quoted testifying how he uses his past rallies to inspire him become more successful. Rodrigo says that rally racing requires several skills to handle the rough terrains, veer through dirt roads and without slowing down, navigate courses. In addition to physical endurance, a driver must also know about racing mechanics. An experienced driver must always find a way to overcome all barriers in order to be a champion in rally sports. And that is what makes motorsport more exciting according to him. You can visit Vimeo to see more videos.