Revealed at the Circuit of the Americas last week is the Focus RS RX that Block and his new teammate will be driving in select rallycross events this season.
They’ve been furnished by Ford Performance and enhanced not by Block’s own Hoonigan Racing Division, but his teammate Steve Arpin and Loenbro Motorsports. We’d say Block’s just along for the ride, but he’ll be driving his own, and lending his marketing skills (and those of his network) to put the team on the map.
“Obviously I’m excited about partnering with Ken this season,” said Arpin. “He and I have always gotten along great at the track in the past and I think we’re both in a position to help each other this year. I’m also happy about the fact that Ford Performance entrusted myself and my team to help further develop the Focus RS RX rallycross program, the car has felt amazing in our testing with the revisions we’ve made and I’m really eager to get it out on track and put it to the ultimate test against the competition.”
The pair of Foci wear similar (yet slightly different) liveries by Death Spray Custom, each with the logos of their respective sponsors. “When I made the decision to return to a handful of rallycross events this year, I knew partnering with Steve and his team was the right move,” enthused Block. “Needless to say, I’m very excited about the forward progress they’ve made and I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel at the race in Austin July 14th!”
The unveiling at COTA is anything but coincidental. Both drivers will compete in the Americas Rallycross Championship (ARX) rounds at the circuit on July 14 and the end of September, when Block will also contest the US round of the World Rallycross Championship taking place the same weekend. In between they’ll both be on hand for the ARX round at Trois Rivieres in French Canada, and Travis Pastrana’s Nitro World Games at the Utah Motorsports Complex.
A few GoPro angles from testing the updated Ford Focus RS RX at Circuit of Americas on Monday. The car is feeling better than ever. Looking forward to competing in ARX on July 14th at COTA!
Gepostet von Ken Block am Mittwoch, 4. Juli 2018