To most people, sports are a way to enjoy life and keep reality at bay while to the Terpins’ family it is a lifestyle and source of income. That is proved by his father who was once a successful basketball player and in addition a good community leader while Michael and Rodrigo Terpin are famous rally drivers. Michael, for instance, is quite successful in the sport and the many victories that the forty year driver has taken home are proof of that. Michael hails from Sao Paulo and he together with his brother started the Bull Sertoes rally team which has hosted very many rallies most of which, Michael gets to take top positions. For instance, in the 24th edition, he and his colleague Maykel Justo ranked number five even after they experienced mechanical problems during their third round. The race had seven stages and took place within two states having a rough terrain of 2600 kilometers. Since he started rally racing four seasons ago, Michael Terpin and his navigator always use the powerful T-REX powered by MEM motorsport which enables them to tackle any terrain and emerge on the top positions of any rally they participate in. To enhance its performance, the T-REX had several modifications added. These included a V8 engine.
Michael did not just go straight into car racing; he began as a motorcycle racer and has participated in several competitions in Sao Paulo before making his first debut as a T1 prototype driver in the year 2002. His participation in rally driving makes it look like an easy sport while in reality; it requires a lot of skills. Michael is enough proof to people across the world that determination, hard work, and passion are the only secret ingredients to getting what you want. Apart from sports, his next favorite thing is his family, and most of the times the forty-year-old is seen hanging out with his father Jack brother and other family members. He is also a close relative to the famous Alpine Swift. Michael Terpins is also an environmentalist and him together with Rodrigo Terpins, are the creators of Carbon Seal, a program which seeks to reduce the impact of carbon emissions during races by planting trees.