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Lorenzo Bertelli

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Nationality:  ITA
Date of Birth: 10.05.1988
Age: 31
First Rally: 2012, Rally de Espana

Season 2019

Classification: WRC
Car No: 37
Car: Ford Fiesta WRC
Team: M-Sport Ford World Rally Team
Co-driver: Simone Scattolin

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Here’s what makes him special:

• Hugely ambitious, his progression through the WRC ranks was 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.

• After being away from WRC action since May 2017, Bertelli returns to the championship in 2019

The story so far

Bertelli’s career started in his native Italy in 2010 and he debuted in the WRC the following season, before a full PWRC campaign in 2012. He scored two fifth places finishes en route to 10th.

The Italian tackled WRC 2 in 2013, starting in a Subaru Impreza. 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 had his best season yet in 2014, securing third in WRC 2 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. After five rounds he called time on his co-driving partnership with Giovanni Bernacchini. Former co-driver Lorenzo Granai was drafted in and the pair achieved notable 10th places in Finland and the season closer in Wales.

Satisfied with his improvement and progress, Bertelli returned for another World Rally Car campaign in 2016, now alongside Simone Scattolin. The season was his most successful and included a career-best eighth place in Mexico.

Bertelli left the WRC after just three rounds in 2017, but returns for a part-time programme in 2019 in a M-Sport Ford Fiesta World Rally Car.

• Hugely ambitious, his progression through the WRC ranks was 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.

• After being away from WRC action since May 2017, Bertelli returns to the championship in 2019

The story so far

Bertelli’s career started in his native Italy in 2010 and he debuted in the WRC the following season, before a full PWRC campaign in 2012. He scored two fifth places finishes en route to 10th.

The Italian tackled WRC 2 in 2013, starting in a Subaru Impreza. 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 had his best season yet in 2014, securing third in WRC 2 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. After five rounds he called time on his co-driving partnership with Giovanni Bernacchini. Former co-driver Lorenzo Granai was drafted in and the pair achieved notable 10th places in Finland and the season closer in Wales.

Satisfied with his improvement and progress, Bertelli returned for another World Rally Car campaign in 2016, now alongside Simone Scattolin. The season was his most successful and included a career-best eighth place in Mexico.

Bertelli left the WRC after just three rounds in 2017, but returns for a part-time programme in 2019 in a M-Sport Ford Fiesta World Rally Car.

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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