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It’s official. Gymkhana star and rallycross driver Ken Block is coming to Lydden Hill Race Circuit for the World RX of Great Britain on May 27 – 29.

Extending his factory partnership with Ford, Block will contest a full FIA World Rallycross Championship campaign, with his team Hoonigan Racing Division, running from April to November this year.

“I’m stoked to be able to compete for an FIA World Rallycross title!” said Block. “I’ve really enjoyed my past six years racing with Ford and to renew my relationship with them moving forward, as well as receiving an increased level of involvement from Ford Performance, to compete for a World Rallycross Championship, well, I couldn’t be happier!”

In 2014, Block competed in his first World Rallycross round in Norway, where he celebrated a podium finish (3rd) in his maiden event. He then followed up with an appearance at the 2014 French round, finishing fourth overall and setting the fastest lap of the event. With his renewed partnership with Ford Performance, as well as their factory support, the team’s goal is to compete for a world title.

Block stands out as one of the top competitors in the world of rallycross and is among the most successful drivers in the US-based GRC series, coming within five points of winning the 2014 championship. In 2015, Block scored three events wins, led the championship for 10 of the 12 rounds and was the leading points contributor in helping Ford secure its 5th GRC Manufacturers Championship.

“For a big portion of my career I’ve maintained a mixed focus and kept a diverse race calendar, but now I’ll be focusing myself fully on one single championship,” said Block. “I’ve been stoked with what my team and I have accomplished so far with my Ford Fiesta ST racecars and I’m excited to see what we’ll be able to do next season with factory support. It’s going to be a very exciting 2016 and I can’t wait to get started. Thanks again to Ford for being an awesome partner.”

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