There is no excuse, in 2015, during an FIA sanctioned major motorsport event, for an injured driver to wait three hours and twenty minutes for medical attention, none.
His team, Fnckmatiè ( the U is upside down), after moving through the junior ranks is competing in the full WRC with a Ford Fiesta this season.
This past week end he was competing in Portugal, the 5th leg of the Championship.
It's the nature of rallies that medical intervention will take longer than on circuits so cars are equipped with electronic signaling devices that can be used to either confirm no serious injury or request immediate medical attention.
Bertelli and his co driver Bernacchini crashed just 5 km from the start of the 37 km SS10. After initially feeling ok, Bertelli developed symptoms of a head injury after a few minutes and his crew mate called for help.
The WRC, organizers in Portugal and the FIA should be shamed into an explanation as to why it took almost three and half hours to give an injured driver medical attention.
Perhaps Monsieur Todt is too busy jetting around promoting seatbelt use in Nepal to pay attention?
After he reached the hospital, Bertelli was kept under observation and subsequent exams were negative for major injuries. He promises to be back for Rally Italy.
Read Fnckmatie World Rally Team's statement for yourself.