Rodrigo Terpins: Brazil’s most-skilled rally driver

Rodrigo Terpins is a highly skilled rally driver. He comes from a family of sports with his father being a former basketball player and his brother an accomplished rally driver as well. Jack Terpins, his father, was also president of Latin American Jewish Council and Maccabi Latin American Confederation. In 2015 together with Michael, his brother, and two other members, Rodrigo created the Bull Sertoes team which won most awards in the competition. In the recent 22nd Sertoes competition, Rodrigo and Michael finished third and became position 8 out of 38 competitors. Michael Terpins, a former motorbike racer, now heads the Brazilian Cross-country Rally Championships.


Besides being a rally driver, Rodrigo is an accomplished businessman. He studied at the University of Saint Hilaire and graduated with a business management degree. He began his business career after graduating and climbed to leadership positions in the various companies he worked. One such firm is Lojas Marisa, a trendy women clothing store in Brazil, where Rodrigo was President beginning 1991 to 2006. He later started his firm, T5 Participacoes, and since 2008 has maintained his Senior Director position. Rodrigo has expanded this company and ensured it plans the biggest competitions in the country.


Rodrigo Terpins started his passion for cars at a young age when he was fixing cars. His father fueled his love for sports having watched him play professional basketball. He attributes his success to discipline, patience, and experience. Rodrigo also adds on his Facebook page that without his friend’s help, he would not have achieved his present success. Though he feels contented with where his career stands today, he struggles with balancing professional commitments and family. Check out to see more.



He did not participate in the recent Rally Cuesta championship in which Michael partnered with Beco Andreotti, a fellow racer. However, Rodrigo swears to compete in the next off-road rally and has begun getting ready for it. Rodrigo attracts many fans who always show up in different competitions to cheer him up. In Minas Gerais and Goias towns, his name is well respected and famous. In future, his name will be in the list of Brazilian rally legends.



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