US driving sensation Ken Block officially made the switch to Pirelli tires for 2010 now that he’s joined Ford for an assault on both Rally America and the World Rally Championship.
Driving for Monster World Rally Team, Block will campaign a Pirelli-shod Ford Fiesta in the Rally America Championship (RAC) and X Games as well as a Focus RS in a limited assault on the World Rally Championship (WRC) for the 2010 season. Block will also use Pirelli products in all of his automotive exploits for the forseeable future. Pirelli participates in 20 rally championships worldwide. Block’s move to Pirelli, the WRC and the RAC for 2010 is sure to deliver more action and excitement than ever before - introducing traditional rally fans as well as his audience of extreme sports and driving enthusiasts to Block’s signature driving style.
"Rallying is all about exploiting traction, making tire choice crucial," said Ken Block. "And I’m confident the move to Pirelli is going to be a winning formula for us. Plus, I've always been a fan of Pirelli, not just the tires, but the brand. Everything from the iconic logo to the famous Pirelli Calendar really fits with the Monster World Rally Team look and feel."
Beyond rallying, Block may is very well known for his popular Gymkhana series of driving videos. Block’s new Monster World Rally Team cars and schedule are highlighted in an all-new Internet video released earlier this month on YouTube.com Block and the 2010 Monster World Rally Team will be competing in the events listed below:
Rally America Championship
|100 Acre Wood||February 26-27|
|Oregon Trail||May 14-16|
|New England Forest||July 16-17|
World Rally Championship (WRC)
|Mexico||Corona Rally Mexico||March 5-7|
|Turkey||Rally of Turkey||April 16-18|
|Portugal||Vodaphone Rally de Portugal||May 28-30|
|Germany||ADAC Rallye Duetschland||August 20-22|
|France||Rallye de France||September 30 - October 3|
|Spain||RACC Rallye de Espana||October 22-24|
|Great Britain||Wales Rally of Great Britain||November 11-14|
|X Games 16||Los Angeles||July 29-August 1|