Michel Terpins continues to do what he does best and i.e rallying it was evident in the 24th edition of the Sertões Rally where despite not having his usual partner in the name of teammate and brother Rodrigo Terpins who together they compete for the Bull Sertões Rally Team in the T1 prototype category he was still able to emerge victorious in the second stage as well as clinch position 5 in the entire rally. For this one, he partnered with another team member Maykel Justo for the first time and together they were able to pilot the T-rex a special vehicle that was developed by the MEM team for the sole purpose of this edition of the competition. The T-rex had seen major improvements in terms of better handling as well as a better suspension which were calibrated with maximum precision by the developer’s engineers to ensure that it would be able to handle the overall distance of twenty-six thousand kilometers.The terrain that covered an area in over two states was bound to be tough as all others had been, a trend that was expected in the edition.
The stages all included new and broader challenges and in order for a team to be successful, it had to go through every stage and complete it. During the second stage the Bull Sertões Rally Team came in as the winners this was quite an achievement for members who had never driven before as a team and it enabled them to develop a better understanding of each other’s abilities and skills.
Michel Terpins vehicle which had the # 322 sticker on it was part of the Carbon Free initiative this was a special initiative brought about by the Green Initiative foundation they were issuing participating cars with a Carbon Free seal that would ensure that the CO2 emitted by the participating vehicles over all the seven stages would be compensated for by planting trees in the Atlantic Forest.
This initiative gained a lot of traction as the endorsement of Michel Terpins ensured that all other participating drivers understood its importance and how it be fundamental to the rally in the coming years.