A member of the Bull Sertoes Rally Team, Rodrigo Terpins is one of Brazil’s most successful and recognized rally car drivers. It is difficult to have a conversation about rally car driving in Brazil without the name of Rodrigo Terpins or his brother Michael entering in to the conversation. A successful businessman, Terpins not only influences the rally car culture in Brazil, he also formed his own company T5 Participacoes. T5 Participacoes is known for organizing great racing events around Brazil. Prior to forming T5 Participacoes, Rodrigo Terpins was also the president of Lojas Marisa. You can visit Terra for more.
Based on the risk that is inherent in rally car driving, it is surprising to see an executive of a company still in the driver’s seat in the races, yet Terpins still participates in many rally car races. Recently, Rodrigo Terpins and his partner Fabricio Manchiana finished 8th out of 38 teams in the 22nd edition of the Sertoes Rally. This is an impressive feat, as the course covered 2,600 kilometers. Rodrigo Terpins successfully manages to straddle two worlds, one of the successful businessman and one of the successful rally car driver.
A native of Brazil Rodrigo Terpins studied at the University of Sail Hilaire, where he studied business management. One can see where these studies are brought in to practice in his successes with Lojas Marisa and T5 Participacoes. The combination of skills from his studies and in the driver’s seat of rally cars set apart Terpins and T5 Participacoes from others in the field of rally car driving. Mixing family, his business, and career, Terpins attributes much of his success to his family and friends who have aided him along the way to get to where he is now. It is not difficult to see why such a successful man has a following among his fans who are devoted to him in each of his races. One can only assume with the support of friends and family, as well as his fan base, Rodrigo Terpins will continue to be successful in multiple facets of Brazil’s rally car scene. Check out his website rodrigoterpins.com