Ken Block Prepares WRC Debut with Home Win

Ken Block has certainly made all the right moves prior to his debut in the World Rally Championship this weekend, as the North American racer took his brand new Monster-livery Ford Fiesta to the win in the first round of the Rally America Championship, the 100 Acre Wood Rally.

Being co-driven by Alex Gelsomino, Block left nothing to change last weekend and clinched his 5th consecutive win in the aforementioned event, setting a good morale ahead of his WRC outing in Mexico. In fact, the Californian had little time to celebrate his success in his home championship, as he immediately flew to Mexico to begin preparation for the 2nd round of this year's WRC.

In Mexico, he'll switch from his Fiesta WRC to a brand new Ford Focus WRC, but revealed he is feeling quite comfortable ahead of his debut in the series. And that's because he knows the tarmac roads on the North American rally pretty well, which will give him a good advantage over the other competitors.

I've done the rally once before a couple of years ago and I recce'd it the year before, so of all the rallies in the WRC this is the one I have driven the most. It's in North America so it’s close to home for me and I'm probably a bit more prepared here than other events because I have the notes,” said Block, according to the WRC official site.

I'm on a good development process to get to the top level and its going to take a while but I'm going to do my best. It's going to an incredible experience. Success for me would be to finish the event and not embarrass myself too much!” added the North American rally driver, hinting that he's yet to wish for point finishes in the WRC.
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