Ken Block Joins Ford Fiesta's All-Star Driver Lineup for X Games 16

This year Ford Fiesta will return to ESPN’s X Games to defend its title with an all-star team that now comprises four drivers. Specifically, Ford Rally America and WRC driver Ken Block will join last year’s lineup of Kenny Brack, Tanner Foust and Brian Deegan, the American automaker announced today.

Block, a three-time medalist at X Games, is running the Fiesta in Rally America and the Focus RS in the World Rally Championship (WRC).

"The Fiesta's gold medal-winning debut in the rally competition at X Games last year captured the spirit of the Fiesta as it arrives in North America," Jamie Allison, director, Ford North America Motorsports, said in a release. "The Fiesta made a statement in 2009, taking two spots on the podium. This year we are ready to make another statement with an all-star, four-Fiesta driver lineup whose accomplishments speak for themselves."

Block has driven the Monster World Rally Team Fiesta to victory at the 2010 Rally America 100 Acre Wood Rally. This marked the first win for Fiesta in a North American stage rally and the first for a Fiesta in Rally America competition.

"X Games is one of the most fun and unique events of the year for me,"
said Block. "I really enjoy hanging out in L.A. with all my friends and racing in a very intense and crazy atmosphere. Plus this year I get to actually drive the Fiesta at X Games, the car that beat me in 2009."

The X Games 16 event is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, from July 29 to August 1, 2010.
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