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Block wins Spirit of the Rally award in France

Ken Block takes some silverware home from Rally France
Ken Block has been recognised with the Abu Dhabi Spirit of the Rally Award for his contribution to the sport and his Monster World Rally Team achievements at a difficult Rallye de France.

The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority-instigated award was presented to Block for the unwavering determination shown to finish his first World Rally Championship event outside of Superally, despite a host of technical problems that plagued the Monster World Rally Team throughout the three-day event, as well as his contribution to the development and spread of rally's popularity around the globe.

“This season has been such a huge learning experience,” he said, “but we are getting quicker and I am so glad to have achieved a twelfth place finish here in France and to get recognised by this award.”

Since joining the WRC in January 2010, Block and his team have introduced a fresh audience to the high octane action through their extensive use of digital media and social networking.

The innovative team have introduced a new demographic of supporter to the sport of rally through the 'Gymkhana' series of trick videos hosted on Youtube.


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