Ken Block has become the latest driver to sign up to compete in the new FIA World Rallycross Championship this season, with the American set to contest at least three events over the course of the year.
Block will compete in a Ford Fiesta run by his Hoonigan Racing Division team in the events in Norway in June, France in September and Turkey in October as part of his extensive racing programme for the year ahead.
He becomes the latest big name to sign up for the series following last week's announcement that Jacques Villeneuve will compete for the Albatec Racing team.
“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,” Block said. “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, welcomed Block's announcement of an entry into the series.
“We're absolutely delighted to have Ken Block and Hoonigan Racing on board for three rounds of this year's FIA World Rallycross Championship,” he said. “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.
“He's a hugely exciting personality to have onboard in 2014 and his spectacular driving style will make for fantastic crowd-pleasing entertainment.”