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M-Sport to area fourth WRC Puma for Bertelli in Sweden

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Rally Sweden organisers have launched the entry record for the snow rally, held from 24-27 February, that includes 11 Rally1 automobiles together with 4 Pumas.

M-Sport ran 4 automobiles at the least weekend’s Monte Carlo Rally with its fourth entry piloted by nine-time world champion Sebastien Loeb and Isabelle Galmiche successful the occasion. 

The British squad confirmed to Autosport that it would like to see Loeb and Galmiche return for further rallies this year, following their Monte Carlo success, however a deal is but to be secured.

Lengthy-time M-Sport buyer Bertelli will take over the fourth automobile for Rally Sweden for what would be the Italian’s first style of Rally1 hybrid equipment.

The 33-year-old competed in two WRC occasions final 12 months, driving an M-Sport ready Ford Fiesta at Arctic Rally Finland and the Safari Rally in Kenya. 

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Bertelli has made sporadic appearances within the WRC since 2011 together with his greatest end result so far, an eighth place end at Rally Mexico in 2016.

“We’ll be again in Rally Sweden with an M-Sport Puma Rally. Can’t wait to be on the wheel of this beast,” learn a submit on Bertelli’s social media.         

Sébastien Loeb, Isabelle Galmiche, M-Sport Ford World Rally Crew Ford Puma Rally1

Picture by: Pink Bull Content material Pool

Following affirmation of Bertelli’s look in Sweden, M-Sport’s Gus Greensmith will now be eligible to attain producer factors after that honour was given to Loeb, Craig Breen and Adrien Fourmaux in Monte Carlo.

Greensmith completed fifth final weekend after an engine misfire prevented him from difficult for a attainable podium. The Brit did rating his maiden WRC stage win after pipping Loeb and eight-time champion Sebastien Ogier in stage 7.

The one different change to the Rally1 line-up for Rally Sweden sees Esapekka Lappi take over the third Toyota GR Yaris entry pushed by Ogier final weekend. 

Lappi is ready to contest nearly all of the WRC rounds this 12 months, whereas Ogier, is predicted to compete in as many as 4 rallies, following his choice to cut back his commitments for 2022.

Rally Sweden Rally1 Entry Record

#33 Elfyn Evans/Scott Martin – Toyota Gazoo Racing – Toyota GR Yaris Rally1
#69 Kalle Rovanpera/Jonne Halttunen – Toyota Gazoo Racing – Toyota GR Yaris Rally1
#4 Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm – Toyota Gazoo Racing – Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 
#18 Takamoto Katsuta/Aaron Johnston -Toyota Gazoo Racing – Toyota GR Yaris Rally1
#11 Thierry Neuville/Martijn Wydaeghe – Hyundai Motorsport – Hyundai i20 N Rally1
#8  Ott Tanak/Martin Jarveoja – Hyundai Motorsport – Hyundai i20 N Rally1
#2 Oliver Solberg/Elliott Edmondson – Hyundai Motorsport – Hyundai i20 N Rally1 
#42 Craig Breen/Paul Nagle – M-Sport Ford – Ford Puma Rally1
#44 Gus Greensmith/Jonas Andersson – M-Sport Ford – Ford Puma Rally1
#16 Adrien Fourmaux/Alexandre Coria – M-Sport Ford – Ford Puma Rally1
#37 Lorenzo Bertelli/Simone Scattolin – M-Sport Ford – Ford Puma Rally1 

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