While undertaking his Degree in business management at the University of Sail Hilaire, Rodrigo Terpins knew that apart from a career in business he would eventually become a professional rally driver. He, however, was keen on acquiring his education and applying the same and this would come to pass, when he graduated and went on to work for Lojas Marisa, for a period of 16 years. It was during his time here that he was able to make a name for himself in the corporate world and would eventually rise to become president of the organization before leaving in 2007.
At the time he was already a member of the Bull Sertoes rally team. This was a team they had founded together with his brother, and they were already using the same in all their professional competitions. The team was showing a lot of promise, having already attracted a number of sponsors while they had also managed to get MEM Motorsport to be their main car partner. This would see Rodrigo opt not look for employment, but rather form his own company T5 Participacoes. This was a decision that would allow him more freedom and time to take part in what he really felt was his calling. Since then Rodrigo Terpins has become more active at the Sertoes rally and also enabled him to take part in other competitions. However, he still holds an executive seat at his company. You can check out their website rodrigoterpins.com
His career and that of his Brother Michel Terpins have been intertwined to some extent, having encouraged him to leave the Cross Country and join him in rallying. They would come together to form a formidable team, and for the first few years, they competed as partners, enabling each of them to nurture their skills as drivers and navigators. As the years went by, they eventually decided to each get a navigator who would enable them to compete as two teams. This decision would see Rodrigo and Fabricio Manchiana take part in the 22nd edition of the Sertoes rally where they managed to become position three. This was an improvement for the team and promise better performance in the future.