To say that Rodrigo Terpins lives for the thrill of the race track would be an understatement. The entire Terpins family has shown themselves to be adrenaline pursuing professionals with roots in major sports over several generations. Rodrigo Terpins is a professional rally car driver for Brazil and he’s a successful one, too. However, if you were to talk to Rodrigo Terpins then you’d likely come to the conclusion that he didn’t really want to be defined by his work on the race track. Instead, Terpins would want to be defined by the work that he is doing when he isn’t strapped into his car. As a burgeoning entrepreneur, Terpins has showcased a lot of personal growth but he has also displayed some serious business acumen. Let’s take a closer look at the life and career of Rodrigo Terpins.
Rodrigo Terpins was destined for greatness in the field of professional athletics. His brother, Michel, and his father, Jack, both found extreme success in racing and professional basketball respectively. Rodrigo would end up becoming a popular member for the Bull Sertoes rally car team. For this style of driving, Rodrigo has to showcase incredible calmness under pressure while also exhibiting the ability to collaborate with a partner in order to succeed against the other racers. He managed to grab 3rd place for the T1 prototype category in the Sertoes Rally, showing his skill amongst even the best of the best.
In an interview with Ideamensch, for as busy as Rodrigo looks while on the race track, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who is more active than Rodrigo while off of the track. Not only is Rodrigo Terpins a famous and successful rally car driver, but he is also the founder of Floresvale, a sustainable wood products company. Floresvale is gaining immense popularity in Brazil due to the booming wood market and the fact that Rodrigo focused on building his company as an ethical, sustainable and environmentally friendly business. Floresvale does not engage in practices that harm the environment and their goal is to push others to follow suit with the sustainable model of development and production.