Ken Block Joins Ford For 2010 Racing Frenzy

2005 Rally America Rookie of the Year and a three-time medalist at X Games (among other things...) Ken Block announced today he joined Ford in pursuing "future global motorsports opportunities." Simply put, Block will be racing a Ford Focus in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and a Ford Fiesta in Rally America and X Games.
“I am stoked to be rallying in a Ford. They are an impressive force in the sport,” Block said. “From the days of the 1970s Escorts to the Group B RS200 to the modern-day Focus and now the Fiesta, Ford just does an excellent job at rally and I couldn't’t be happier to now be part of this amazing heritage. Not to mention my dad would be proud. He was a dedicated Ford guy.

Ken Block has established himself as an action sports competitor and a rising star in the world of American rally racing,” Jamie Allison, director Ford North America Motorsports added. “We are excited to have him on our team to help promote our new global products, the 2011 Ford Fiesta and 2012 Ford Focus.”

"Thanks to our participation in WRC, rallying has always played a key role in Ford’s global motorsports programs. Ford is the only manufacturer that could provide Ken with global rally opportunities.

Back in October, Block already hinted to a move to Ford after rumor surfaced about him signing a deal with Monster Energy Drink World Rally Team, making the US one of the stops of the WRC in the 2010 season.
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