Official: Bertelli seals a drive with the fourth Yaris in Sweden

Lorenzo Bertelli announced today that he will take part in Rally Sweden next month with Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT and will drive the fourth car of the team.

The Italian driver has a special love to the winter rallies and has participated in Sweden many times in the past, usually driving a Ford car, but this time he will compete with the fourth Yaris since Takamoto Katsuta has been promoted to the main squad alongside Kalle Rovanpera, Elfyn Evans and the part-timer Sebastien Ogier. The last one will share the third Yaris with the Japanese driver, therefore there is available one car which can be used for rental in 2023.

Finally, it must be mentioned that Bertelli is aware of how a hybrid car working in rally stages as he drove a Ford Puma Rally1 at Rally New Zealand three months ago and in fact he finished in seventh place overall there.

"Next month we will take part to Rally Sweden with Toyota Gazoo Racing on a Toyota Yaris Rally1 car!", Bertelli said.

"Can’t wait for this new adventure on my favorite rally of the season".

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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