Block to enter WRC with a 2009-spec Ford Focus WRC

Ken Block

Gymkhana phenomenon Ken Block, is reportedly lining up a World Rally Championship drive for next season. Block, who currently drives for Subaru USA in Rally America, is reportedly going to race a 2009-spec Ford Focus WRC.

According to Autosport, Block’s managers have brokered a deal for him and former Subaru WRC driver Chris Atkinson (as Block’s team-mate), in a Monster Energy Drink-sponsored Ford Focus WRCs for half of the events in 2010, followed by a full season in 2011.

“Ken Block is an iconic figure in US motorsport and a major box office personality,” said WRC promoter Simon Long. “It wouldn’t get much better than this for the WRC going into North America.”

The three-year deal is likely to be agreed on within the next month.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Autosport (via TopGear)