American action-sports icon Ken Block has kicked off his relationship with Ford and is now driving the Monster Ford Fiesta rally car in the American Rally series and the Focus RS in the FIA WRC.
He will be contesting all six rounds of the Rally America series leading up to his “grand finale” at the X Games 16 event in Los Angeles. His co-driver for this season is Italian, Alessandro Gelsomino, who has been with Block since 2005.
Here is a video release of his new Fiesta; it does look rather feisty:
He will be doing all of this in conjunction with his commitment to the FIA World Rally Championship where he will also be driving a Ford in the shape of the Focus RS World Rally Car. His first outing was two weeks ago; he finished outside the points but was not far off the pace for most of the rally.
We wish him luck for both competitions. If you have not seen him drive, here is a video of him in action in the Subaru he drove last year.