Video: Ken vs. Kimi, showdown in Portugal

Ken Block and Kimi Raikkonen at Rally Portugal – Click above to view video after the jump

Ken Block is still slugging his way through his first season in the World Rally Championship. America's rally golden boy is dead last in the point standings with a big goose-egg on the leader board, but that doesn't mean he's lost his ability to give the crowd a proper show. At the start of Rally Portugal, organizers decided to pass on the standard opening ceremonies in favor of a Super Special held in a local arena. Drivers were paired up based on their corresponding rivalries, and Block wound up in a rookie battle royale with former F1 champ Kimi Raikkonen.

Block wanted to add a little bit of spice to the fight, so the guy bets Raikkonen 100 euros that he'll take the win. From the instant the flag drops, the two were neck and neck through the entire course. Who took the win? You'll can hit the jump to see for yourself. Surprisingly, Block managed to stay with Raikkonen for a tie time of 2:11.0.

We will say that by the end of Rally Portugal, Raikkonen was still lodged 10th with 15 points, while Block had to retire before crossing the finish line at the last stage.

[Source: Monster World Rally Team]

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