Last year’s 25th edition of the Sertoes Rally started in Goiania and went through Mato Grosso and Mato Gross do Sul. It featured 3,300 kilometers of a track full of landslides, erosions, sand, rivers, and dust. It was so challenging that many of those who competed in it didn’t finish it. During the 25th edition of the Sertoes Rally, Michel Terpins partnered with Maykel Justo. This was Justo’s first time driving in the car category, previously having only driven in the truck category. The two ended up taking the fourth position in overall rankings.
According to mundoraiam.com, this marked the fourth time Michel had driven a T-Rex. He and his brother Rodrigo Terpins both did so in separate individual cars in 2014. Michel first entered Sertoes racing in 2002, debuting in the motorcycle category. His brother, Rodrigo Terpins, mentored him car racing and then began partnering with him. The two partnered together until 2014 when they began partnering with separate navigators. The 25th edition had a huge lineup of 161 competing vehicles, which included cars, UTVs, quadricycles and motorcycles.
The Bull Sertoes Rally team has had a huge presence at the rally for several years. It was originally founded by the Terpins brothers early last decade. The brothers inherited their passion for competitive sports from their father, Jack, who played basketball for Hebraica during the 60s and 70s. After his college years, he became a successful real estate investor and community leader. The Sertoes Rally is not the only racing venue of his sons. They also compete in the annual Brazilian Cross Country Championship and the Mitsubishi Cup.
The Terpins brothers and the Bull Sertoes team see a future of continuing success in the sport, says Terra.com. The Bull Sertões Rally Team is sponsored by 100% Eventos, Xarla, Bull Sertões and support team MEM, Terpins & Cintra Advogados, Motul, and Ohlins.