FT LAUDERDALE, FL: Tomorrow kicks off the start of Ken Block’s bid for the 2015 Global Rallycross Championship in his Ford Fiesta ST RX43, beginning with round 1 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Block comes into this weekend’s event having taken second overall in last year’s championship (having missed first overall by only five points), a quick recap of last season:

  • 2 wins (Charlotte and Las Vegas)
  • 1 perfect event (Charlotte: qualified first, won all heats, won semi, won final)
  • Was the highest average qualifier for the season
  • Had the most heat wins in 2014 (also has the most heat wins in the history of GRC with 30)
  • Ended the season 2nd overall in the championship

In the downtime between the end of the 2014 GRC season and the start of the 2015 season, Block has stayed busy with a string of great events:

  • Won the final round of the 2014 GRC Championship in Vegas
  • Won the Gymkhana GRID in Madrid, Spain
  • 2nd place at the Bologna Motorshow racing against well-known fellow rally drivers like Robert Kubica and Gigi Galli
  • Won the first round of the 2015 New Zealand national rally championship, Rally Whangarei
  • Won Leg Two of the second round of the 2015 New Zealand national rally championship, Rally Otago (including 7 stage wins)
  • Launched Gymkhana SEVEN (which now has over 25+ million views)

“I’m excited to be getting back behind the wheel of my Fiesta RX43 and doing some rallycross again,” said Block. “We’ve worked hard in the off season on some small improvements here and there and we’ve had some great testing sessions leading into this event. I’m feeling highly confident in myself, my car and my team to be able to get things done on the track this year.”