Ken Block changes of aires. After winning the last four seasons in the Global Rallycross (GRC), adding six wins, 15 podiums and a runner-up position, the american rider decides to take the leap and compete in the World championship FIA Rallycross. In this way, the well-known pilot decides to give continuity to its commitment to rallycross making the leap to the category-born in 2014 and that every time you have a prestige greater. In fact, the fall in interest and participation in the GRC and the remarkable competitiveness that is getting the World RX have been the main reasons for the change.
The World of Rallycross is not a category unknown to Ken Block. The american pilot as he ran in the rounds of Norway and France in 2014, adding up to a podium in the test played in Hell. For this new adventure in the World RX full-time, Ken Block will have the support of Monster Energy and Ford Performance, so that he is driving their usual Ford Fiesta ST RX43, a vehicle that is prepared by M-Sport and that has now been adapted to the regulations of FIA, as the World RX does not have the same technical regulation as the Global Rallycross.
The movement of Ken Block has a number of consequences at the margin of the landing on the 12 tests of the american pilot. The support of Ford Performance Block can have an impact on the relationship he had signed with the Olsbergs MSE structure is the one that has been charged up to the date of giving visibility to the Ford Fiesta RX in the World Rallycross. In any case, it is expected that Block in addition to contesting the full season of the World Championship of Rallycross, also debuts in 2016, the eighth edition of his famous ‘Gymkhana’, counting for the occasion with his stunning Ford Escort Mk.II.