Race car driving championships have a lot of new faces and new car lineups every year. Being a race car driver who is able to compete in rally championships is already a feat in itself. However, those who left a good impression and pleased the crowd will be remembered for years. Those who have the talent behind the steering wheel will likely be seen again on other rally championships. Michel Terpin made sure to leave a good impression in every track that he conquers.
Michel Terpin’s first love was driving motorcycles. At the age of just 23, he managed to compete in the Sertoes Rally and left a great impression. Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brazil, he was influenced by his brother, Rodrigo Terpin, who is a race car driver. Realizing that he also has a talent in the race car driving, he decided to compete in World Rallying Championship as a navigator with his brother just two years after his debut as a professional driver.
After this series, he and his brother will walk on their separate ways until 2016 when they decided to team up again for another Sertoes Rally which was held in Goiania. The two started out just fine and managed to clear the tracks in just two hours. However, because of a problem in the car’s suspension, the duo failed to finish the race.
Michel Terpin will also be known to race with Maykel Justo. Terpin and Justo competed in the 25th edition of the Rally Championship, which also happened in a 3300km track at Autodromo International de Goiania. Terpin served as the driver while Justo was the navigator. Their car was developed by MEM Motorsport and is known as an eco-friendly car. This is because the high-quality car was equipped with the V8 and Carbon free seals. At the end of the competition, the duo managed to clinch the 4th place.
The duo will continue on competing in other rally competitions for the years to come. In addition to this, Michel Terpin also piled up achievements by winning the Rally Rota SC in 2016 and getting the second place in 2017.