T1 prototype category is arguably one of the most interesting car races in the world. Apart from being one of the most challenging car races, Rodrigo Terpins has been a champion in this race for more than one season. According to him, every season is a chance for him to challenge his previous records and more importantly see new talents competing in this prestigious category. Although Rodrigo Terpins has made history in this race, he still believes that new talents are the future of car racing in Brazil and it is because of this reason that he is passionate about mentorships.
T1 prototype requires him to be a disciplined professional, both in preparation and in the actual competition. Rodrigo Terpins is synonymous with hard work and strong principles regardless if he is competing or not. In an interview in late 2014, Terpins pointed out that the main reason he is able to stay consistent in a competitive race, as T1 prototype is his view on practice. Practice according to him not only makes him fit for competition but also in a better position to challenge his personal best records. This approach to practices makes Rodrigo Terpins a versatile competitor.
For years, his brother Michel has been one of his greatest competitor in this racing category. According to him, their family upbringing makes them the most spectacular competitors to watch in the rally world. They all believe in hard work and resilience. In the 2016 competition, Rodrigo points out that it was the best season for the two brothers because although he came ahead of Michel, they both proved that rally industry in Brazil is the future, especially in T1 prototype category. He hopes that the incoming seasons will attract more competitive rally drivers and more importantly younger drivers.
In addition to his life as a rally driver, he believes that every person who has a bigger platform should push for better management of the earth’s resources. For the last four years, Rodrigo Terpins has been part of different philanthropy projects and one of them being part of the team pushing for more controlled carbon emission.