His 2021 schedule is looking jam-packed with awesome drives.
To start off the year, charismatic racing driver Ken Block announced that he'd be parting ways with Ford following a successful collaboration that spanned over a decade. This move freed up Block to diversify his plans and work with any brand he chooses. Well, together with the Hoonigan Racing Division, Block has just released his 2021 schedule and we should all start gearing up for an epic ride.
Not only will he be partaking in a safari rally in Africa in a Tuthill-built Porsche 911, but he will also drive in what has been described as a "wild evolution of the viral Gymkhana film series." Before that, he will compete in a Subaru at the Olympus Rally this weekend, the first time that Block will race a Subaru since all the way back in 2009.
"This is going to be a wild year!" exclaimed Block. "I'm stoked to be back in a Subaru racing rally in America, and now that I'm not exclusively tied to just one manufacturer, I can go do things like race a Porsche, built by Tuthill Porsche, in Africa and take on the infamous Baja 1000 in a Trophy Truck."
Those last two events will be the first of their kind for Block. It's the 2021 Subaru WRX STi, prepped by Vermont SportsCar, that will initially take center stage at the Olympus Rally. In the video below, Block gets behind the wheel of his Subaru, reveals the vivid livery, and goes for a first run on the gravel. Also forming part of the ARA Championship will be the Southern Ohio Forest Rally, the New England Forest Rally, and the Ojibwe Forest Rally.
The final two ARA events will be the Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally and the Lake Superior Performance Rally in October. Almost immediately after this, Block will partake in the East Africa Safari Classic Rally in early November behind the wheel of an air-cooled Porsche 911 in a race that covers close to 5,000 km (3,107 miles) across harsh gravel terrain in Kenya. If you think a 911 is a less-than-ideal rally car, think again.
Block will then conclude a bumper year in Baja, Mexico, for the Baja 1000, and what better way to wrap up 2021 in a hardcore off-road truck race? For this event, Block will pair up with 16-year-old Jax Redline who managed a Top 5 finish in the recent San Felipe 250. Once again, we're ready to live vicariously through this epic racing driver.