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Block aims WRC return

Ken Block reveals that a return to the World Rally Championship is on the cards for 2013 - competing in a 'similar amount of events' as last year
Ken Block has revealed that he plans to return to the World Rally Championship this season for a 'similar amount of events' as in 2012.

The American took part in three events last year, finishing ninth in Mexico and New Zealand but retiring from Finland at the wheel of his Monster World Rally Team-run Ford Fiesta RS WRC.

Speaking following the launch of his new-look team for the year ahead – now running under the Hoonigan Racing Division name – Block confirmed plans to again contest a varied programme of competition during the year ahead, including more outings in the WRC in events still to be confirmed.

“Once again, I'm trying to fit in as much driving as possible for 2013,” he said. “Unlike most drivers who only compete in one series, I'm very fortunate to be able to race in so many different disciplines. Between competing in X Games, GRC, Rally America, Gymkhana GRID and WRC, It's going to be an awesome year. I can't wait to get it started.

“For me it's great to continue racing in the World Rally Championship. Last year I competed in three events and in two of them I finished within the top ten and scored points. I really enjoy being able to stay somewhat competitive in WRC, despite only competing part-time and not being able to log any testing in the car prior to the actual events.

“Hopefully I'll be running a similar amount of WRC events in 2013.”



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i like green - Unregistered

January 24, 2013 5:39 PM

The difference is Block has never said he was going to be champion, Wilson said he would do it in five years. travelling the world playing in fast cars, like i said, I,ll take it.



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