New monster focus for Ken block

Cologne, March 8, 2016

The RallyCross Championship "World RX" has enjoyed in recent of popularity. Both fans and drivers and manufacturers find more pleasure in entertaining and action-packed sports. 2016 the Championship for the third time as the official FIA World Championship is played and everyone would finally push the twice and thus only world champion Petter Solberg from the throne. Also a former rally colleague of Solberg will try the 2016. YouTube-star Ken Block goes with his own team at the start. Thanks to the work of Ford, there is also a new car.

Factory support for block

Together with the "Hoonigan Racing Division", the team of Ken Block, Ford performance is built around two new Ford Focus RS to extreme competitive devices. Not only the appearance of the compact sports car will be inflated substantially, the technique Gets a big upgrade. So the Ford to Sprint focus RS WRX with over 600 HP in less than two seconds from standstill to 100 km/h record. The development assumes the same team, which is responsible for Ford for the NASCAR race cars and the Ford GT for the 24 hours of Le Mans. The engineers are supported by the British company M-sport, the the Ford Fiesta WRC for the World Rally Championship, as well as the Ford Fiesta R5 for the rallying customer builds up.

Bakkerud as team-mate

In addition to Ken Block, the young Norwegian attacks Andreas Bakkerud in the steering wheel of the RallyCross focus. Bakkerud could convince in the RX World Championships already with good results and WINS in the Ford Fiesta and considered block next to the self-portraying media star rather stable point collectors. It will be interesting to see how the two team-mates in the new vehicle against the established competition will have.

Exciting year in the World RX

The RallyCross Championship runs 2016 in eleven countries on three continents. In Germany, the spectacle on 5 and 6 may in Hockenheim, and on 13 and 14 October in Buxtehude is to see. Premiere for the new focus RS is WRX on April 14th and 15th at the start of the season in the Portuguese Montalegre. By the way: Also an another former rally Pro is next to Ken Block and Petter Solberg 2016 in the World RX. Drives for the Peugeot team Hansen is none other than the mark rally world champion Sebastien Loeb. 2016 is a damn exciting year in the World RX! (mf)