Rodrigo Terpins is a Brazilian rally driver who got a podium position at the 22nd edition of the Sertões Rally, the largest off-road race in Brazil. The race was across two states, 2,600 km long, and had seven stages. Rodrigo Terpins together with his rally partner Fabricio Bianchini were competing in the Prototypes T1 category with car #326. Not only did they seize a podium finish in this category, but they ranked 8th position overall among the 38 teams that were competing in the race. Celebrating their great performance, Rodrigo on Terra.com said to perform as well as they did, his team was made up of ten people who gave 100% to ensuring they got a good performance. He also mentioned they had a pleasant test, very hard specials, and that the care was delicious to ride. Additionally, the team also needed a lot of equipment to pull off their great performance.
Rodrigo Terpins comes from a sporting family. His father, Jack Terpins, is not only a successful businessman, but he has always been very passionate about sports too. Jack Terpins dedicated his youth to playing basketball in the 60’s and 70’s for Hebraica. Additionally, Rodrigo Terpins’ father has always defended the desire of the youth to participate in sports. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that Rodrigo Terpins and his brother, Michel Terpins, are both rally drivers. Michel Terpins won the second stage of the 24th edition of the Sertões Rally to finish fifth in the overall standings. The brothers compete for the Bull Sertões Rally Team as pilots and have each competed in the Sertões Rally and the Brazilian Cross Country Rally Championship. http://rodrigoterpins.com.br/
Business and Philanthropy
In addition to being a rally driver, Rodrigo Terpins is a director at T5 Participacoes, a position he has held for almost ten years. He is also the director of operations at Lojas Maria where he has worked for the past 16 years. His work revolves around strategic planning, electronic commerce, and commercial automation. He also works in the real estate sector. His interests, however, go past rallying and business. He is a philanthropist who supports causes such as arts and culture, science and technology, and children. Follow Rodrigo on twitter.