Michel Terpins more than a cross country champion.

Michel Terpins is a member of the Bull Sertões Rally Team. The team was founded by Rodrigo Terpins together with Michel when he crossed over from the cross country championship. He had been toying with the idea of doing so for some time despite being the reigning champion in cross country. Rodrigo his brother had been instrumental in this move as he had always believed that his brother would do equally well in rallying as he had done in Cross country. The brothers having been born and brought up in a sporting family were always destined to become competitive in whatever sport they joined. There father Jack Terpins, a former basketball player, turned businessman and the real estate investor had been very supportive of their sports ambitions. When Michel was old enough he started his junior cross country trials; he went on to excel and become one of the finest riders in the competition. Over the years Michel Terpins would hone his skills eventually joining the elite group of riders where he propelled himself to the top of that group. As the Brazilian champion, a lot of responsibility rested on his shoulders, and it thus came as no surprise when he was elected as the chairman of the cross country championship after he left. His role would involve coordinating and organizing events around the championship as well as restructuring the same to attract new competitors as well as sponsors.

Rallying would prove to be an excellent choice for Michel terpins who was taking part in his seventh competitive rally when he participated in the 25th edition of the Sertões Rally. The Bull Sertões Rally Team was represented by #322 and #326 one under Michel terpins and Maykel Justo while his brother Rodrigo Terpins was piloting the other. The 25th edition was challenging as it covered a distance of 3300 kilometers with over half of that being special terrain. The edition would take a different route from that taken during the 24th edition and would see the competitors take on four different cities of Santa Therezinha de Goiás, Goiás Goiânia, Goianésia, and Aruanã.