2014’s 22nd edition of the Sertoes Rally race included 2,600 kilometers of roadway, seven stages, and passed through two Brazilian states. This was much shorter than usual, but it was still very challenging and enjoyable for the competitors. It was characterized by that’s of obstacles, stony areas, locks, breakers, and really high stretches. As always, the duo’s from the Bull Sertoes Rally Team had a big representation among the final winners, with two of these duos in the top five overall. In third place was Rodrigo Terpins and Fabricio Bianchini, closely followed by Michel Terpins and Sven von Borries in fourth place. You can visit terra.com for more info.
It is surprising that Terpins and Borries were able to achieve that standing after experiencing car difficulties late at one stage. Borries was an especially experienced racer, having started partnering with his dad in 1995 when he was only 14. For their part, Rodrigo Terpins attributed much of their success to the excellence of Bianchini’s navigation. This was Bianchini’s first time competing in the car category. He had previously only competed in the motorcycle category during the 11 previous editions of the rally. He says he had always had to pilot and navigate simultaneously so that it greatly honed his skill.
According to mundoraiam, this was in a lineup of 38 competitors that finished (45 that started) altogether. The entire time of competition lasted for eight days. The Terpins have been driving for many years, but the 22nd edition also marked the first time both of them drove a T-Rex. The rally also holds races for motorcycles, quadricycles, UTVs and trucks. The Bull Sertões Rally Team is sponsored by Bull Sertões, 100% Events, Terpins & Cintra Advogados, Motul, Ohlins and Xarla. It was first founded early last decade by the Terpins brothers.
For more information about the Bull Sertoes team or the Terpins brothers visit @bullsertoesrallyteam, www.terpins.com.br, www.michelterpins.com.br, or www.rodrigoterpins.com.br. While the Sertoes Rally is the primary racing venue of the Terpins brothers, it is not the only one. The also compete every year in the Brazilian Cross-Country Rally Championship and in the Mitsubishi Cup.