Ford and Ken Block to Launch Gymkhana Word Tour on July 10th

Ken Block will deliver thrills across the world, turning the Gymkhana spectacle into 2011 Gymkhana World Tour, in order to make it a live-audience motorsport event, is partnering with Ford. Block is a stunning driver, as the most impressive 180 degree and 360 degree turns come out when Block is behind the wheel of his custom-built Ford Fiesta.
Block will showcase the car during the tour, with stops scheduled in Austria, Australia and the United States. Meanwhile, the Monster World Rally Team will make mini videos to capture the event at each stop.

Ken Block’s name and his over the top driving have become synonymous with the Gymkhana spectacle. Block will design the courses and develop the routines for the tour, each stop will feature different courses and performance contests. The first tour event is scheduled for July in Vienna, Austria.

Ford Motor Co. will start a promotion in Europe which will let 30 winners ride along with Block in a planned two-day celebration, and 43 limited-edition Monster Fiestas will be handed off to the public.The second stop for the Gymkhana World Tour will be in the United States on July 23rd, the weekend before X Games 17. It will take place at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and a limited number of tickets will be available for the public.

The Gymkhana World Tour will conclude on September 2-3 at Calder Park in Melbourne, Australia, the week prior to Rally Australia. While being in Australia, Block plans to stop by two Ford plants, drive a V8 Supercar and meet up with fellow Monster teammate Tyler Wright, who will ride along with him at Calder Park.

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