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Giovanni Bernacchini

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Nationality:  ITA
Date of Birth: 03.06.1973
Age: 44
First Rally: 1998, Monte Carlo

Season 2017

Classification: RC2
Car No: 0
Car: Citroen DS3
Team: Simone Tempestini
Driver: Simone Tempestini

Season 2017

Classification: WRC2
Car: Citroen DS3 R5
Driver: Simone Tempestini

Rallying is in the Bernacchini blood as Giovanni's father, Arnaldo, was a successful co-driver in the 1970s and 1980s.

Giovanni made his debut in the 1995 Fiat Cinquecento trophy in Italy and quickly became one of the most sought-after co-drivers there.

In 1997 he won the Golden Kinzika trophy for best co-driver of the year.

He partnered Paulo Andreucci to three European Championship victories in 1999 and 2000 and guided Andrea Dallavilla to second place in the 2001 JWRC - beaten only by a certain Sébastien Loeb!

They challenged for the crown again the following season, this time being pipped at the post by Dani Sordo.

Bernacchini teamed up with Gigi Galli and the duo claimed podiums in Argentina and Sweden until, in 2009, he joined Nasser Al-Attiyah. The duo won five Middle East Rally Championship titles and in 2014 lifted the WRC 2 crown.

For 2015 Bernacchini has teamed up with Lorenzo Bertelli for a full programme in the FWRT team’s Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

Giovanni made his debut in the 1995 Fiat Cinquecento trophy in Italy and quickly became one of the most sought-after co-drivers there.

In 1997 he won the Golden Kinzika trophy for best co-driver of the year.

He partnered Paulo Andreucci to three European Championship victories in 1999 and 2000 and guided Andrea Dallavilla to second place in the 2001 JWRC - beaten only by a certain Sébastien Loeb!

They challenged for the crown again the following season, this time being pipped at the post by Dani Sordo.

Bernacchini teamed up with Gigi Galli and the duo claimed podiums in Argentina and Sweden until, in 2009, he joined Nasser Al-Attiyah. The duo won five Middle East Rally Championship titles and in 2014 lifted the WRC 2 crown.

For 2015 Bernacchini has teamed up with Lorenzo Bertelli for a full programme in the FWRT team’s Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

Rally Classification Driver Rank Points
Che Guevara Energy Drink Tour de Corse WRC2 Simone Tempestini 13. 12

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