Ken Block and the Monster World Rally Team will compete in seven rounds of the World Rally Championship in 2010, it has been announced.

Block will begin his campaign in a Ford Focus RS prepared by M-Sport - the team behind the works Ford programme - in Mexico. He will then travel to Turkey, Portugal, Germany, France and Spain, before finishing the year off on the Rally GB.

In addition to his WRC programme, Block will also be in action in the Rally America Championship - and the X Games XVI - in a Ford Fiesta prepared by Olsbergs MSE. The livery for his Fiesta was unveiled this week - see attached pictures.