Just when we thought we couldn’t get any more pumped about 2014, the chief-tyre-slayer and head Hoonigan in charge Ken Block has thrown it down with an epic season schedule, and a fresh new graphics package to match.
Set to tear it up in all four corners of the globe, Ken will be taking on everything from Gymkhana GRID, to RallyCross, and WRC stage rallies in his legendary Hoonigan Racing Division Ford Fiesta.
“I’m competing in the full Global RallyCross Championship, doing a handful of Rally America events, competing in a WRC round in Spain, doing the Monza Rally Sprint for the first time ever with Valentino Rossi as a teammate, returning to the Monster Energy Gymkhana GRID finale in Madrid, heading back to Japan to do more Gymkhana demos and, most interestingly, racing in three of the World RallyCross Championship rounds for the first time ever.
I’m pretty sure nobody has a better job than me this year!”
To top things off, Ken, and the elite design team at Hoonigan Racing Division, have created a badass new livery for his ride. Mixing up animal print and retro computer graphics, the new design will give the car some serious pop both on and off the track, as well as be incorporated across signature products from Hoonigan, SPY, and HPI R/C cars.
“Every year I’m challenged with outdoing my livery from the season before,” explains Ken. “Luckily, I think we were able to do it once again. This year’s livery mixes animal pattern and 8-bit, which I love. We’ve come up with a sort of digital zebra graphic that I think is awesome and also brings me back into that familiar black and white colour scheme I had starting back in 2010. I think the fans are going to enjoy this look.”
To see Ken in action, and check out his rad new whip, scroll down the full 2014 calendar below. First up is Rally America’s super fast ‘Rally in the 100 Acre Wood’ on February 21st and 22nd, where Ken will be looking to reignite his winning streak for that event.
Global RallyCross Championship:
- GRC Barbados: 5/18/14
- GRC X Games Austin:6/17/14
- GRC Washington D.C.:6/22/14
- GRC New York: 7/20/14
- GRC Charlotte: 7/26/14
- GRC Detroit: 8/3/14
- GRC Daytona: 8/23/14
- GRC Los Angeles: 9/20/14
- GRC Seattle: 9/27/14
- GRC Las Vegas: 11/5/14
- Rally America Rally in the 100 Acre Wood: 2/21-22
- Rally America Suesquehannock Trail Performance Rally: 5/30-31
- WRC Spain: 10/24-26
- Monza Rally Show: 11/22-24
World RallyCross Championship:
- WRxC Norway: 6/14-15
- WRxC France: 9/6-7
- WRxC Turkey: 10/11-12
- Japan: 7/5-6
- Gymkhana GRID, Madrid: 11/1-2