Sportsmanship and leadership seem to be genetic in the Terpins family. Jack Terpins made headlines during his basketball career in the 70s and 60s. He went on to be Maccabi’s Latin American Confederation President. He is today honored community leader due to his active support of the interest of budding athletes.
Father to sons
Decades after his thrilling his fans in the courts, Terpins’ sons, Rodrigo and Michel are en route to becoming Brazilian Rally legends. With the mentorship and support of his brother, Rodrigo Terpins has become a person of interest in the Brazilian racing tracks. The two have victoriously competed against some of the most respected names in the country’s rally.
Competition and Achievements
Rodrigo Terpins participates in cross country and championship races. The races which he has won include the T1 Prototypes rallies and the L200 Triton RH race. Rodrigo also took part in the 2011 Mitsubishi Cup championships. His notable achievement has been as a member of the Rally team in the Sertoes rally.
The Sertoes Rally
The rally is one of the biggest rallying events in the country attracting the best drivers, thousands of fans and sponsors. Rodrigo Terpins and his brother have participated in these races more than five times. He competed in the latest edition of the competition where he came 8th among 38 drivers. He pointed out that this performance was better than he expected given the conditions of the race.
Sertoes rally is an event in its own league. It requires skill, determination, discipline, and patience. The 22nd edition presented several challenges to competitors. First, it was the longest in the country’s recent rally history covering 2600 kilometers. The second challenge was its unpredictable terrain. Rodrigo Terpins veered off the road twice, and his brother overturned and therefore could not complete the race.
Rodrigo graduated from Saint Hilaire where he studied management and corporate governance. His professional life presents remarkable leadership positions. Some of these include being the president of Lojas Marisa and senior director at T5 Partipacoes. Besides the role of family genes, Rodrigo’s success is due to his passion, perseverance and hard work. You can search him on Google to know more.