Rodrigo Terpins: The Innovative, Entrepreneur, Accomplished Rally Driver

When it comes to the world of rally racing, the Brazilian native Rodrigo Terpins, along with his brother Michel, are perhaps the ambassadors of the sport. The 42-year-old Brazilian native acquired his love and passion for rally racing at a young age. Along with exceptional driving skills, consistency and determination, Roderigo and his brother have earned much deserved national recognition for their racing talents. Roderigo managed to acquire a number of rally racing championships and awards. Rally racing is a composite sport which stipulates profound driving attributes, along with the ability to stay calm under pressure, and work as a team by forming and maintaining a consistent chemistry.

 

Roderigo Terpins typically competes in prototype T1 races, accompanied by his brother Michel as his teammate. This duo have competed in numerous rally races periodically, often claiming respectable victories. One of the duo’s most recent triumphs include the Sertoes Rally circuit, which is deemed as one of the most difficult circuits in Brazilian rally racing. It consists of numerous challenging terrains, which every two-man team must complete as fast as possible. The 2,500km stretch of treacherous terrain consists of seven stages, accompanied by 40 other pairs of drivers. The duo managed to respectively place in 8th place.

 

Rodrigo Terpins is also the founder of Floresvale, which is an eco-friendly forestry company managing eucalyptus forests for sawmills in the Paraiba Valley. With a mission of developing a center for sustainable timber production and job generation opportunities, Floresvale aims to implement a forestry hub by 2020 by leveraging the region.

 

Rodrigo was recently featured in an Ideamensch interview, and was asked about trends that excite him. He responded by stating that people are progressively concerned about the origin of the raw material for their furniture. He went on to state that this conduct is progressively natural, and certainly cognitive to his business. Roderigo was later asked about his entrepreneurialism, and which habit he possesses that allows him to be more productive. He responded by stating that he attempts to stay connected and observant of the world advancement and changes, specifically those associated with consumer trends. He also claimed that this habit allows for more nimbleness in his decision making process. Rodrigo also went on to claim that he repeatedly analyzes his closest competitors and the international market.

 

As an expression and validation of Rodrigo’s hard work and determination, he concluded the interview by stating that his favorite quote was one belonging to Walt Disney, stating “if you can dream it, you can do it”.

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