Ken Block is mostly known for being a multitask driver, as he got sideways in his famous gymkhana videos while also got sideways on rallying and rallycross. But for 2016 the story will be different, as the American stuntman will focus only in rallycross.
This year, Block will compete full time in the FIA World Rallycross Championship and not one round or another. It will be the whole 2016 season and the 12 races that come in the schedule, after various years competing in North America, splitting his time between Rally America and the Global Rallycross Championship, and sometimes doing one-off appearances in other championships, like the World Rally Championship.
His comeback to the World RX scene occurs after more than a year of absence, when he and his Ford Fiesta ST RX43 competed in the Hell and Loheac rounds, finishing third and fourth respectively. His entry also marks the first time that an American driver competes in the whole World RX season, which may attract a good fanbase from the western side of the Atlantic Ocean to watch the championship.
The Hoonigan Racing Division driver recognized that his strengthened partnership with Ford will be more than a boost not only to do a full season competition but to focus on a single championship. He in fact enters in a competition with different preparations of cars from the American manufacturer aside his M-Sport built machine, as there are the competitive Olsbergs MSE-prepared cars that Block knows well from his GRC experience, as well the Stohl Racing-prepared cars that race under the World RX Team Austria banner.
But, to see Ken Block face off the best that the world rallycross scene has to offer, you, dear reader, will have to wait until April 17th, when the 2016 season will start at the Montealegre circuit in Portugal, as it has been since the debut World RX season in 2014.