Following a solid outing on Friday’s gravel stages at WRC Spain, HRD’s Ken Block took to the sublime tarmac stages in the hills of Spain on Saturday for the second road surface type of the rally.
Block, who last raced on tarmac rally stages here in 2011 at WRC Spain, went out with a simple goal: have fun and keep it clean. Having not had a lot of tarmac stage rally experience in his career, the focus for Block was to both work on getting reacquainted with notes being called as well as familiarizing himself with the limits of tire adhesion on tarmac at speed.
“I’m really just having fun out here on these stages,” said Block. “My whole focus for this event has been to come out and enjoy these absolutely amazing roads, which I’ve been doing! The roads here are a lot of fun and while I lost a position overall today, I attribute it to the fact that I’m still learning just how far I can actually push my tires on these tarmac stages. But, that’s something that simply comes with time and experience, which I’m working on. I’m looking forward to four more stages tomorrow, hopefully I can make up some time on them as well.
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