Ken Block confirms Calder Park Gymkhana

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Monday 6th June, 2011 - 12:24am

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Ken Block's Monster-backed Ford

Ken Block's Monster-backed Ford

Monster Energy Australia has confirmed that World Rally star Ken Block will bring his Gymkhana World Tour to Melbourne’s Calder Park for a one-off Australian show on Saturday, September 3.

Block, who will also contest the Australian round of the World Rally Championship a week after his Calder Gymkhana, will bring to life his world-renowned Gymkhana video clips.

He will be joined at Calder by a host of other stars and their cars.

Tickets to the event will be free, but limited to a yet-to-be-determined amount. Willing patrons will need to sign up and go into a ballot. Specific details on how to secure tickets to Block’s Gymkhana World Tour will be released in the coming weeks.

The Ford Fiesta driver says he is excited to be visiting Australia for the first time.

Ken Block

Ken Block

“I’m stoked to be coming down to Australia for one of the stops of my Gymkhana World Tour,” Block said.

“We’re coming down and doing a ton of different things during my visit, and, I’m not just there for the World Tour. I’m also racing in WRC Australia the following week. I can’t wait. it’s going to be a very fun couple of weeks for me.

“One of the great things about the Gymkhana World Tour down in Australia is that it’s free to the public, so everyone can come. I hope everybody that wants to see it can make it out because it’s going be amazing.

“Watching the gymkhana car slide around live in-person is much better than seeing it in video, so I hope everyone that is interested in seeing this can make it out.”

In confirming the Australian leg of Ken Block’s Gymkhana World Tour, Monster Energy Australasian Manager Adrian Hunter said that Block would be joined by some of Australia’s leading motorsport athletes.

“The rumour of Ken Block coming down under has been circulating for a while and Monster Energy Australia are very excited to officially announce that Ken Block’s Gymkhana World Tour will be coming to Melbourne,” Hunter confirmed.

“This project has been close to a year in the making and we delighted to not only have Ken coming to Australia, but to also be putting on a live event for the public. Part of Monster Energy’s mantra is to look after our athletes, and give back to our consumers, so what better way to do that, than by putting on an event like this.

“We will be pulling out all stops on this event which will also include Monster Energy athletes such as Jamie Whincup, Shane Van Gisbergen, Andrew Thompson, Matt Mingay, Shane Tucker and the Monster Energy Showtime FMX Freestyle team.”

To celebrate Ken’s Gymkhana World Tour, Monster Energy and Ford are giving Australian fans the chance to win a $75,000 Ford voucher.

To enter, simply purchase a Monster Energy Original 500ml or four pack from any retail outlet in Australia, go to www.monsterenergy.com and enter the last 5 digits of the barcode. Every entry goes into the Daily Prize Draw to win a DC Shoe Voucher and DC/Monster t-shirt.

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