Cross Country Rally

Meet Rodrigo Terpins, an Ardent Brazilian Rally Driver

Rodrigo Terpins is a 44-year-old renowned rally driver from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Viewed as one of the best drivers in his generation, Rodrigo is part of the Bull Sertoes Rally Team. Rodrigo Terpins was brought up in a family of sports enthusiast where his brother Michel Terpins is a fellow rally driver at Bull Sertoes. His father, Jack Terpins, played for Hebraica basketball team in the 60’s and 70’s. Later, Jack involved himself in the welfare of young sportspersons before becoming a sports director in 1991.


In his career, Rodrigo Terpins has been involved in numerous rally competitions. He has participated in the Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship, the Sertoes Rally, and the Mitsubishi Cup. He competes in the T1 prototype category, and for many years he has accumulated several participations and decent victories.


Latest Participation


Navigated by Fabricio Bianchini in car number 326, Rodrigo Terpins managed top-five finishes in the 22nd edition of Sertoes Rally. According to, the Brazil largest off-road race consists of 7 stages, 2,600 kilometers through two states. Rodrigo managed to finish in two hours in the third position and ranked 8th overall among 38 competitors. He was pleased with the race outcome, its test, and the results. The Bull Sertoes Rally Team finished 10th among teams ranking. Read more on



The Team


The Bull Sertoes Rally Team was formed last year by Rodrigo together with his brother Michel Terpins. The team is expected by many to be the most competitive in Brazil rallies. The two drivers are using T-Rex car with a modified V8 engine to use ethanol developed by MEM Motorsport. The team leading sponsors are Bull Sertoes and the MEM support team. According to, others sponsors include 100% Eventors, Xarla, Terpins & Cintra Advogados, Motul, and Ohlins.


Social Responsibilities


Rodrigo Terpins has been involved in various charity projects in Brazil. He participated in solidarity action charity dinner during last year’s Sertoes Rally. Organised by Saude Alegria Sertoes (SAS), the dinner raised funds for water and medicines supplies for communities where the rally was held. Also, Rodrigo and his brother have a link with the Green Initiative through ‘Carbon Free Seal.’ The initiative aims at planting trees at Atlantic Forest.,54bd7cb0f5c5c9af717c8be93fc5d9afbnagcihv.html


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