Ah, Ken Block. Is there anything you can’t do?
Apparently not. Follow the jump for more.
The ridiculously talented (and utterly mad) American rally driver Ken Block will be competing in the World Rally Championship with his newly-formed Monster Energy World Rally Team (backed by Ford) for 2010 and 2011. In so doing, he will make history yet again without even touching his shifter—he’s now the first American in the entire 38-year history of the sport to compete.
Block will be competing in a Focus RS WRC kitted and prepped by M-Sport. DC Shoes will also sponsor the team (big shock there), as well as Dirt2 (another big shock, seriously). No word yet as to his co-driver, nor as to any potential teammates. Former Subaru World Rally Team member and Block friend Chris Atkinson’s name has been mentioned, but no definite announcements have yet been made.
Lest you think this means that Block is going to step down from his other rallying obligations, fear not. He will continue to make appearances in Rally America, and also in the X-Games. No official word on when Block will sleep has yet been given.