2010
01.06

Rally driver extraordinaire and YouTube sensation Ken Block announced today that he will compete in the World Rally Championship circuit in 2010. He signed a deal with Ford and will be piloting one of two Monster Energy World Rally Team’s Fords. His rally weapons will be prepared by UK-based M-Sport. Ken will be the first American ever to participate in the WRC.

Ken said: “Racing in the World Rally Championship has always been a dream of mine but I’d still be dreaming if I promised podiums in the near future. I will be going head-to head with the greatest drivers on the planet. And sure, I will be giving it my all but my main objective for 2010 is to develop into a competitive driver for 2011 and beyond.”

Block is still planning to compete in the Rally-America circuit, where he will be driving a Ford Fiesta rally car. We look forward to covering Ken’s progress in the new car at the 2010 RA events. The biggest question on our minds is whether Alex Gelsomino will remain Ken’s co-driver. We’re also betting on the fact that ex-Subaru World Rally Team driver will be piloting the second Monster WRC Ford.

All of us here at Gravity Bureau are wishing Ken all the best on the WRC circuit and we can’t wait to take photos of the new Monster Energy World Rally Team’s Fords here in North America. We would also love to see a WRC event in the US or Canada in the next few years. STPR would be a great venue for an event of this caliber.

Ken Block to compete in the WRC in a Ford ©Monster Energy World Rally Team

Ken Block enters the WRC in a Ford ©Monster Energy World Rally Team

Historic shot - Ken Block as a member of the Subaru Rally Team at LSPR'09 ©GravityBureau.com

Historic shot - Ken Block as a member of the Subaru Rally Team at LSPR'09 ©GravityBureau.com


Monster World Rally Team launch with Ken Block in a Ford

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