Ken Block slams Brazilian X Games venue

Ken Block has hit out at the organisers of last weekend's Brazilian X Games, describing the Foz do Iguacu venue as the worst track he has competed on

Ken Block slams Brazilian X Games venue

Block and many other competitors were critical of the dust and grip levels during the first X Games rallycross event outside of Los Angeles.

After making it to the final, Block was one of four drivers who failed to make it out of a first-corner shunt.

"I came to this event really excited about competing and running my new Fiesta for the first time in competition," said Block.

"But the event ended up being a real disappointment. Myself, Travis [Pastrana] and Tanner [Foust] all got taken out in Turn 1 of the final, which sucks.

"Combine that with the fact that the track here in Foz is the absolute worst track I've ever raced on and it's just been a tough weekend here in Brazil.

"I'm passionate about racing, especially in the X Games, and unfortunately this track didn't maintain the level of quality that previous X Games rally courses had.

"I'm hopeful that it gets corrected and improved upon for our next stop in Barcelona."

Scott Speed won the event, from Toomas Heikkenen and Patrik Sandell.

The next X Games event runs in Spain on May 19.

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