The Gymkhana master has revealed his livery and schedule for this season. It includes every round of the Global RallyCross Championship, along with the X Games in Austin, a pair of rallies in New Zealand, another two in Rally America (namely New England and Lake Superior) and a handful of Gymkhana demonstration events. But not a single round of the WRC.
That means this will be the first time the rally superstar will be absent from the WRC since he sat out the 2009 championship. And while he contested a couple of rounds in last year's Euro-centric FIA World Rallycross Championship, those events are absent from his calendar as well. So while American fans will have plenty of opportunity to watch the driftmeister in action, his European followers won't.
2015 is set to be another exciting, action-packed and diverse race season for Ken Block as he once again has one of the most varying calendars in racing, traveling around the world and participating in everything from stage rally to X Games to rallycross to a handful of international Gymkhana demos.
The biggest part of 2015 will see Block competing once again in the Global Rallycross Championship. Having been the top average qualifier-as well as having won the most heats-winning two events and taking 2nd overall in the championship last year (and missing out on 1st by only 5 points), Block will be back again in the 12-round series looking to bring home the overall championship.
Block will also be participating in X Games this summer, returning to the heat of Texas in Austin at the Circuit of the Americas while looking to add to his 5 previous X Games medals.
"I'm really excited about my race calendar for 2015," said Block. "Just like last year, I feel really lucky to be able to have such a diverse race calendar. I'm looking forward to competing in the full GRC season again and going after that title. I only missed it by 5 points last season, so I'm confident that I'm the best contender for the title this year and I've been working my butt off with my team in the offseason so that we can have the best possible chances of taking it. I'm also going to get to run my 1965 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn RTR a few times as well for fans around the globe. Overall it's going to be a great season, I can't wait for it to get started."
To see how Block does throughout his hectic 2015, be sure to follow along on Instagram and Twitter by following @kblock43, as well as on Facebook at Facebook.com/KenBlockRacing.
BLOCK'S 2015 SCHEDULE:
– May 31, Fort Lauderdale, FL
– June 21, Daytona, FL
– July 5, U.S. Military Base (TBA)
– July 25, Detroit, MI
– July 26, Detroit, MI
– August 15, Washington, D.C.
– August 30, Seattle, WA
– September 12, Los Angeles, CA
– September 13, Los Angeles, CA
– October 3, Barbados
– October 4, Barbados
– November 4, Las Vegas, NV
– June 4-7, Austin, TX