WRC: Ken Block al Rally di Nuova Zelanda con una Fiesta R5 MKII

Giacomo Rauli
motorsport.com

Ken Block, funambolico artista delle gymkhane, tornerà a correre nel WRC in questo fine settimana al Rally del Messico, correndo al volante della sua Ford Escort RS Cosworth nella categoria nazionale. Ma non è tutto, perché il programma dell'americano nel WRC si è ampliato nelle ultime ore.

Block, che qualche anno fa ha fatto anche un'apparizione al Memorial Bettega al Motor Show di Bologna, correrà al Rally di Nuova Zelanda, ossia l'evento che ha preso il posto del Rally d'Australia tornando nel calendario del WRC dopo diversi anni d'assenza.

Block, dunque, sarà al via della gara prevista dal 3 al 6 settembre, e lo farà al volante di una Ford Fiesta R5 MKII. A spingere Ken a prendere parte a una gara del Mondiale con la Fiesta R5 MKII è stata proprio Ford e, dati i tanti impegni dell'americano, il Rally Nuova Zelanda si è rivelato l'unico evento disponibile.

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"Tutti sanno quanto ami correre nei rally. Sono davvero il pilota più fortunato al mondo, perché posso creare un programma gare che mi permetta di prendere parte alle gare che amo di più".

"Ford è stata entusiasta di trovare un evento del Mondiale in cui farmi correre con la Fiesta R5. Quando abbiamo visto il Rally Nuova Zelanda tornare in calendario, abbiamo deciso dovesse essere proprio quella la gara a cui avrei dovuto prendere parte".

Block non ha ancora provato la Fiesta R5 MKII, ma farà qualche test pochi giorni prima dell'inizio dell'evento neozelandese, dunque tra la fine di agosto e i primi giorni di settembre.

"La Nuova Zelanda è un posto davvero speciale. Le persone e la loro cultura sono fantastiche, ma hanno anche le strade migliori al mondo. Da loro lo sport è un evento sempre straordinario. Ogni volta che ne preparano uno, puoi stare certo che sarà eccezionale.

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