Bertelli confirms switch to Toyota for Rally Sweden

market | 08 January 2023

Italian driver Lorenzo Bertelli confirmed on social media Sunday evening that he can be attending Rally Sweden in February, albeit for a brand new producer.

The WRC part-time driver has revealed that he’ll drive a fourth Toyota Gazoo Racing Yaris, usually pushed by Takamoto Katsuta.

Whereas Katsuta shared a automotive with S├ębastien Ogier in the principle staff of Toyota Gazoo Racing this season, staff principal Jari-Matti Latvala hinted late final yr that their fourth automotive could be made out there to non-public customers at occasions the place Ogier didn’t race and Katsuta competed. The French seat means that Ogier won’t race in Sweden and can substitute Katsuta, leaving the fourth automotive to 32-year-old Bertelli.

Bertelli has made greater than 60 begins within the WRC, most of which have been behind the wheel of a Ford in a relationship that began in 2013. Bertelli final raced for M-Sport Ford on the Repco Rally New Zealand in September final yr.

“I am wanting ahead to this new journey at my favourite WRC rally of the season,” mentioned Bertelli’s rally staff’s Fb web page. Lengthy-time co-pilot Simone Scattolin will doubtless be within the notes.

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