Internationally renowned really driver, Rodrigo Terpins, hails from Brazil and is a member of the Bull Sertões Rally Team. Terpins has particiapted in many rally races across the Brazilian circuit as well as in other surrounding nations. Competing principally at the T1 prototype Rally Racing division, Terpin recently finished seventh place in the twenty-second championship edition of the Sertões Rally. This is the largest off-road rally race in all of Brazil and also one of the most competitive in the world.
Rodrigo Terpins took the seventh, and another member of his racing team Fabrício Bianchini, took the eighth places out of the 38 highly competitive drivers present. The race involved lots of driving skill as many parts of the race were treacherous in that the course included dangerous curves taken at high speed. This year’s course was rated as one of the most difficult attempted in recent years.
Michel Terpin, the brother of Rodrigo, and member of the Bull Sertões Rally Team as well, over-turned his car during this rally showing the inherent difficult level of this championship. Rodrigo related that the first day of the rally consisted on several types of terrain. The course consisted of muddy tracks that were very demanding on him as a driver. Although muddy and dangerous, he was able to perform normally and even overtake several very challenging competitors. He took advantage where possible, but did not overtax the vehicle’s suspension too much and tried to drive cautiously while adapting himself to the demands of the car’s equipment.
Rodrigo and his team besides finishing high in this rally also received a related environmental award for their socially conscious devotion to energy conservation. He received the Carbon Free seal, as a part of the Green Initiative, an environmental awareness campaign to which he participates. He and his rally team accomplished earning this award by offsetting their combined carbon emissions by planting a grove of trees that would trap the equivalent amount of carbon that they released during their participation in the Sertões Rally.