Rally pundits over the years have termed Sertões Rally as the most competitive car racing competition in the world. Apart from attracting the best rally drivers across Brazil, it is one of the greatest race. The 2016 edition was not different, and one of the highlights of this competition was Michel Terpins. Many car-racing publications have described him as one of the hardworking rally drivers, especially in the off-road category. On this 24th edition, he did not disappoint his fans. In addition to being part of the top five drivers, he won the second round of off-road race. Succeeding in this category indicated that Michel Terpins is still one of the best rally drivers in Latin America.
One of the main feature of this racing according to racing experts is its exhausting stretches. Unlike in other categories of rally driving, off-road is for the well-prepared drivers. Preparing efficiently for this competition according to Michel Terpins requires a lot of hours in training, regardless whether its racing season or offseason. After winning this competition, Michel Terpins acknowledged that winning meant a lot for him and his career and training hard was not an option for him.
In addition to the competition having some of the most exhausting stretches, it also subjected the driver to unfavorable driving condition. These conditions according to Michel Terpins test the driver’s abilitya to drive and persevere hard environment. According to him, he is fortunate to come from a background that was primarily sporty. In this environment, he learned the art of working hard and pushing his ability to limits. Driving and competing in this particular environment was therefore bearable for him. This ability and preparedness explain the reason why he was able to challenge some racing facts such as time and endurance.
Apart from the competition being home to challenges and unfavorable conditions, it was a place where coordination between the driver and the navigator was tested. Against popular belief in the racing world, Michel Terpins has worked with one navigator for some time now. According to him, Fabrício Bianchini has always been one of the best team players in the racing world.