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Lorenzo Bertelli

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Nationality:  ITA
Date of Birth: 10.05.1988
Age: 29
First Rally: 2012, Rally de Espana

Season 2017

Classification: WRC
Car No: 0
Car: Ford Fiesta RS WRC
Team: F.W.R.T.
Co-driver: Simone Scattolin

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Here’s what makes him special:

• Hugely ambitious, his progression through the WRC ranks has been meteoric – he shot from debut to World Rally Car in four seasons.

• Bertelli’s family runs the Prada fashion house, so it's no surprise that his cars look stylish. The Italian's sparkling mirror-finish Fiesta RS wowed voters to win the WRC 6 Livery of the Year award in 2016.

• A top 10 finisher twice in 2016, Bertelli is eager continue his development in 2017

The story so far

Bertelli’s rally career started in his native Italy in 2010 and he debuted in the WRC in Spain the following season. Bertelli mounted a full PWRC campaign in 2012, taking fifth in Spain and Argentina as he finished 10th, using both a Mitsubishi Lancer and a Subaru Impreza.

Bertelli tackled WRC 2 in 2013, starting in an Impreza and partnered by Lorenzo Granai. He switched mid-season to a Ford Fiesta and new co-driver Mitia Dotta helped Bertelli to a best result of third in Sardinia.

He returned to WRC 2 in 2014 and had his best season yet, securing third in the championship with four podiums and a maiden class win at Rally Italia Sardegna.

A third season in WRC 2 was considered for 2015, but with limited time before a looming obligation to work for his family’s Prada fashion house, Bertelli decided instead to challenge himself with a full season at in a Fiesta RS World Rally Car.

Predictably, given his lack of experience, it was an eventful season, with numerous lessons learned along the way. After just five rounds he had another distraction when he called time on a new co-driving partnership with Giovanni Bernacchini. His former co-driver Lorenzo Granai was drafted in and the pair achieved notable 10th places on the rounds in Finland and the season closer in Wales.

Satisfied with his improvement and progress over the season, Bertelli returned for another World Rally Car campaign in 2016, now alongside new co-driver Simone Scattolin. The season was his most successful to date and included highlights of a career-best eighth place in Mexico and 10th at the last round in Australia.

Bertelli remains with Fiesta power in 2017, when he returns to the sport’s top level from the second round in Sweden.

• Hugely ambitious, his progression through the WRC ranks has been meteoric – he shot from debut to World Rally Car in four seasons.

• Bertelli’s family runs the Prada fashion house, so it's no surprise that his cars look stylish. The Italian's sparkling mirror-finish Fiesta RS wowed voters to win the WRC 6 Livery of the Year award in 2016.

• A top 10 finisher twice in 2016, Bertelli is eager continue his development in 2017

The story so far

Bertelli’s rally career started in his native Italy in 2010 and he debuted in the WRC in Spain the following season. Bertelli mounted a full PWRC campaign in 2012, taking fifth in Spain and Argentina as he finished 10th, using both a Mitsubishi Lancer and a Subaru Impreza.

Bertelli tackled WRC 2 in 2013, starting in an Impreza and partnered by Lorenzo Granai. He switched mid-season to a Ford Fiesta and new co-driver Mitia Dotta helped Bertelli to a best result of third in Sardinia.

He returned to WRC 2 in 2014 and had his best season yet, securing third in the championship with four podiums and a maiden class win at Rally Italia Sardegna.

A third season in WRC 2 was considered for 2015, but with limited time before a looming obligation to work for his family’s Prada fashion house, Bertelli decided instead to challenge himself with a full season at in a Fiesta RS World Rally Car.

Predictably, given his lack of experience, it was an eventful season, with numerous lessons learned along the way. After just five rounds he had another distraction when he called time on a new co-driving partnership with Giovanni Bernacchini. His former co-driver Lorenzo Granai was drafted in and the pair achieved notable 10th places on the rounds in Finland and the season closer in Wales.

Satisfied with his improvement and progress over the season, Bertelli returned for another World Rally Car campaign in 2016, now alongside new co-driver Simone Scattolin. The season was his most successful to date and included highlights of a career-best eighth place in Mexico and 10th at the last round in Australia.

Bertelli remains with Fiesta power in 2017, when he returns to the sport’s top level from the second round in Sweden.

Season Classification Starts 1. 2. 3. Car Points Standing
2016 WRC 11 0 0 0 Ford Fiesta RS WRC 5 22.
2015 WRC 12 0 0 0 Ford Focus RS WRC 2 29.
2014 WRC 11 0 0 0 Ford Fiesta R5 2 23.
2014 WRC2 8 0 0 0 Ford Fiesta R5 111 3.
2013 WRC2 6 0 0 0 Ford Fiesta R5 15 21.
2012 P-WRC 2 0 0 0 Subaru Impreza 24 10.

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