Michel Terpins completed his 10th participation in the competition. He made his debut in the motorcycle category in 2002, then sailed for his brother Rodrigo Terpins in the cars and, in the last four years, made an evolution in his piloting with T-Rex. They had several types of terrain that first day, a lot of dirt and it was a demanding race, but without any problems, everything was normal. The car behaved well, they did overtake, but he did not want to force the suspension much. He preferred to have a little more caution and adapt to the equipment.
At his side is the navigator from Taubaté (SP) who has a decade of Sertões Rally in the curriculum and has already won four titles. “Maykel has a vast rally experience and gives me a lot of safety and our tuning is perfect,” says the rider, current leader of the Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship in Prototypes T1. It is worth mentioning that the first two stages of the rally add up to the national championship ranking.
The 25-year edition had 3,300.06 kilometers, of which 1,999.52 times. It had to pass through four cities in Goiás one in Mato Grosso and three in Mato Grosso do Sul. On another day, competitors of motorcycles, quadricycles, UTVs and cars competed for the Prologue time taken to define the starting order for the rally, in Alpha City Goiás, on a circuit of 6 kilometers.
A few years ago, the passion for speed and off-road took the brothers from São Paulo Rodrigo. Terpins and Michel Terpins formed the Bull Sertões Rally Team. With distinct off-road trajectories, Terpins and Justo formed the second team in the consecutive year in the T1 Prototype category, on board T-Rex which was developed by MEM Motorsport. His car went through some modifications that made it more powerful and competitive for this edition. Both drivers have been racing for four seasons on board the T-Rex, developed by MEM Motorsport, the Sertões Rally. At the same time, they participate in the Brazilian Championship of Cross Country Rally and already accelerate also in the Mitsubishi Cup.