YouTube star Ken Block has confirmed that he will join the ranks of the all-new FIA World Rallycross Championship alongside the likes of 1997 F1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve.
The American star has confirmed he will compete in a minimum of three rounds in 2014 in his Ford Fiesta as part of the Hoonigan Racing Division. He will begin his World RX campaign in Hell, Norway from 14-15 June, and will also compete in Loheac, France (6-7 September) and Istanbul, Turkey (11-12 October).
“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,” said Block.
“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!”
Martin Anayi, Managing Director of World RX for IMG Motorsport said Block’s addition is another positive story for motorsport’s fastest growing championship.
“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,” Anayi.
“He’s a hugely exciting personality to have onboard in 2014 and his spectacular driving style will make for fantastic crowd-pleasing entertainment.”