Ken Block to contest three World Rallycross rounds in 2014
|By Hal Ridge||Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 14:54 GMT|
Gymkhana star and X-Games medalist Ken Block will tackle three rounds of the new-for-2014 World Rallycross Championship.
The American will also contest a full season in the US-based Global Rallycross Championship and return to the World Rally Championship for Rally Spain.
His rallycross appearances will be at Hell in Norway, French track Loheac and Turkey's former Formula 1 grand prix venue Istanbul Park.
Block will once again drive his Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta, carrying another striking new livery.
"I'm stoked with how the new liveries for my Ford Fiestas have turned out, as well as the race schedule we've been able to put together for 2014," said Block.
"Once again I've been fortunate enough to put together a highly diverse schedule that has me going around the world - most interestingly, racing in three of the World Rallycross Championship rounds for the first time ever.
"I'm pretty sure nobody has a better job than me this year!
"I'm competing in the full GRC, doing a handful of Rally America events, competing in a WRC round in Spain, doing the Monza Rally Sprint for the first time ever with Valentino Rossi, returning to the Monster Energy Gymkhana GRID finale in Madrid, and heading back to Japan to do more Gymkhana demos."
Block last appeared in the WRC in Mexico last season. He will use an M-Sport prepared Fiesta RS WRC when he returns for Spain in October.
News of his World Rallycross involvement comes shortly after 1997 F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve announced that he would race an Albatec Peugeot in the series, while 2003 WRC champion Petter Solberg has also committed to the championship.