Rodrigo Terpins and his driving partner snagged third place overall in 2014’s 22nd edition of the Sertoes Rally. That year the cross-country race course was shorter than usual, only passing through two Brazilian states: Minas Gerais an Goias. In his quest for victory during the 22nd edition, Rodrigo was joined by Fabricio Bianchini. While the course was shorter than usual, it was still a very challenging track. It was characterized by many different types of terrain. The included the extraordinarily beautiful scenery of Minas Gerais.
Rodrigo is a veteran racer, but this was the first year he drove a T-Rex. Terpins and Bianchini are members of the Bull Sertoes race. The race went so well for the pair that during the final stage they drove at a conservative pace to save a compromised suspension. The following year the 23rd edition of the race was its usual length, passing through four Brazilian states: Goias, Mato Grosso do Sul, Sao Paulo, and Parana. Playing a big part in the events that year was the social concerns arm of the rally, SAS Brasil.
SAS’ concern is the health, entertainment and sustainability in Brazil’s society and natural environment. Prior to the rally, SAS hosted a charity dinner. The Bull Sertoes Rally Team, founded by Rodrigo and Michel Terpins, attended and gave financially that year. This was their first time giving to SAS. They stated that it was the first of an intended annual donation. The goal of the funds raised was to purchase and install water filters in the impoverished cities through which the race would pass that year. The recipient cities would also receive much-needed medicines. To see more you can visit chamatcha.com
The ensuing four-day project served over 2,000 people. In addition to the water filter installations and the donated medicines, the project also concerned itself with dental care, educational lectures, cinema, sports competitions, and the construction of cisterns for water collection. That year Terpins and Bianchini paired as a driving team yet again. For further information about the Bull Sertoes Rally Team, follow it on its Facebook profile. The Bull Sertões Rally Team is sponsored by 100% Events, Xarla, Bull Sertões, Motul, and Ohlins.