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Lorenzo Bertelli

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Career Summary

Info

Nationality:  ITA
Date of Birth: 10.05.1988
Age: 27
First Rally: 2012, Rally de Espana

Season 2015

Classification: WRC
Car No: 37
Team: F.W.R.T.
Co-driver: Lorenzo Granai
Points: 2
Standing: 29
Rally Wins: 0
Retirements: 0
Podiums: 0

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Here’s what makes him special:

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

• With its eye-catching livery, Bertelli’s FWRT squad oozes Italian style. It should do. Bertelli’s family runs the Prada fashion house

• This year, his first at World Rally Car level, could make or break Bertelli’s rally dream. Without continued rally-by-rally improvement he will be off to a proper job in the family business in 2016.

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 World Rally Car level. Guiding him through the season will be experienced co-driver Giovanni Bernacchini, who partnered Nasser Al-Attiyah to the WRC 2 title in 2014.

For Bertelli 2015 is all about showing improvement and proving his skills as a driver. His results over the season will determine his plans for 2016.

Rally Classification Co-driver Rank Points
Rallye Monte Carlo WRC Lorenzo Granai 68. 0
Rally Sweden WRC Lorenzo Granai 40. 0
Rally Guanajuato México WRC Lorenzo Granai 25. 0
Xion Rally Argentina WRC Lorenzo Granai 19. 0
Vodafone Rally de Portugal WRC Lorenzo Granai 73. 0
Rally Italia Sardegna WRC Lorenzo Granai 45. 0
LOTOS 72nd Rally Poland WRC Lorenzo Granai 16. 0
Neste Oil Rally Finland WRC Lorenzo Granai 10. 1
Coates Hire Rally Australia WRC Lorenzo Granai 18. 0
Tour de Corse Rallye de France WRC Lorenzo Granai 99. 0
RallyRACC Catalunya-Costa Daurada WRC Lorenzo Granai 68. 0
Wales Rally GB WRC Lorenzo Granai 10. 1

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