The name Rodrigo Terpins may sound familiar to a keen ear. This is because the Terpin family is one of the better know sports families in Brazil. Their father, Jack “Jacko” Terpins was one of the best Basketball players of his era in the late 70’s and early 80’s. His prowess would transcend the field as he would later get appointed by the president to help grow the sports initiatives in Brazil. His sons took after him even though they did not become ballplayers. While Rodrigo Terpins went directly into rally, his brother Michel Terpins went into the Cross-Country Championship before eventually transitioning into rallying.
Rodrigo Terpins, the elder of the two, was eager to get his younger brother to joining rallying. Once he did, they joined forces to form the Bull Sertoes Rally Team. This team has been very instrumental to both their careers. Rodrigo already had some experience as a rally driver and as such would take on the responsibility of teaching his brother some of the nitty-gritty. His contribution would greatly influence him and to date Michel always thankful of the guidance he received. You can visit their website rodrigoterpins.com
Rodrigo and Michel would eventually become independent drivers under the same team, and this enabled him to get a new navigator for the 22nd edition of the Sertoes rally.
Apart from rallying Rodrigo Terpins studied Business management at University. He graduated from the University of Sail Hilaire before going to work for Lojas Marisa. His business instinct is still as strong as that of his rally career, and to this end he established Floresvale. This is a company that focuses on the sale and supply of certified wood from Brazil. The sourcing of wood as a raw material has had a significant impact on the environment which gave Rodrigo the idea to do something about it. Certified wood means that the responsible company is doing all that is required to ensure that every tree cut for timber is replaced. By using technology, Floresvale is able to monitor all its forests and ensure that their activities are above board. The company he believes will continue to grow and cater to an increasingly conscious market.