Ken Block, the last superstar left on the Ford Rallycross lineup, has officially joined the FIA World Rallycross Championship, bringing along his Hoonigan Racing Division. He will compete in a minimum of three rounds for the 2014 race season in his Ford Fiesta, starting with the June 14-15 round in Hell, Norway. He’s also slated for the September 6-7 France and October 11-12 Istanbul runs.
The FIA Rallycross this year will be one to watch because along with Block, former Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve will also be joining and several others, including Volkswagen and Subaru teams, have also signed on.
“We’re absolutely delighted to have Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing on board for three rounds of this year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship,” said Anayi. “Block’s style epitomises World RX and his huge international following will help lift the profile of our championship to a younger and more digitally-savvy generation. He’s a hugely exciting personality to have onboard in 2014 and his spectacular driving style will make for fantastic crowd-pleasing entertainment.”
Ken Block added: “I’m stoked with how the new liveries for my Ford Fiestas have turned out, as well as the race schedule we’ve been able to put together for 2014. Once again I’ve been fortunate enough to put together a highly diverse schedule that has me going around the world… and, most interestingly, racing in three of the World Rallycross Championship rounds for the first time ever. I’m pretty sure nobody has a better job than me this year!”