Not sure if this is a repost or not, kinda sad to see him go cause I love watching him drive his custom STi's but I feel he is making the right choice since Subaru no longer competes in the WRC.
"One of the most significant deals in rally history. That's how news of
Ken Block's imminent move to the World Rally Championship is being
touted in the motorsport press. And we couldn't agree more.
Now don't get us wrong. We enjoy watching Block's famous antics behind
the wheel of his purpose-built Gymkhana Subaru Impreza as much as the
next guy. Probably more. But we can't help but feel that the
superstar's otherworldly car control skills couldn't be put to better
use than pure showboating. And this deal could give him exactly that
opportunity, graduating from the relatively low-visibility Rally
America series to the top-tier WRC.
Since Subaru, for whom Block competes in the USA, pulled out of the
WRC, Ken's been hunting for another ride in the premier series, and
reports now indicate that he – along with former Subaru driver Chris
Atkinson – will be driving the 2009-spec Ford Focus WRC for the new
Monster Energy Drink World Rally Team (which could, incidentally, go
some way towards explaining what the two rally stars were doing behind the wheel of that old Ford Escort
Once the details are hammered out, both Block and Atkinson are expected
to start next season in select rounds of the championship before
challenging the full calendar the year after, presumably behind the
wheel of the new rally-spec Fiesta
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