In Sweden, a few days before the 2011 WRC season kicks of, Ken Block and the Monster World Rally Team have revealed the new livery of the 2011 Fiesta World Rally Car and announced their schedule for 2011, competing in more WRC rounds as well as competing in Summer X Games, Gymkhana GRID, and selected RallyCar rallies and RallyCross events in the United States.
Block tested the new car in Sweden on Sunday for the first time and said, “It’s exceeded my expectations, I didn’t really know what to think with the 1.6-litre turbo and the type of power it had but coming from driving the S2000 [Fiesta] I’m very happy to say it’s very quick. It has a lot of capabilities but I’m braking way too early and I’m not on the gas enough. I’m just trying to figure it out. It’s part of the fun but it will take a lot of miles before I can drive this thing to the limit.” In addition, Block and the Monster World Rally Team are also pleased to announce three new sponsors for the 2011 season. Joining Monster Energy, Ford, DC Shoes, Pirelli, Dirt3, Spy Optics, Hoonigan, Ryno Organics and Alpinestars will be Mobil 1 Extended Performance, Traxxas and GoPro.
Ken Block and the Monster World Rally Team revealed the new livery and 2011 plans in a video on youtube.
WRC Rally Sweden: February 10-13
WRC Corona Rally Mexico: March 3-6
Goodwood Press Day: March 17
WRC Vodafone Rally de Portugal: March 24-27
WRC Rally Argentina: May 26-29
Weston Festival of Speed: June 3-5
Goodwood Festival of Speed: July 1-3
X Games 17: July 25-30
WRC ADAC Rally Deutschland: August 18-21
WRC Rally Australia: September 8-11
WRC Rallye de France: September 29-October 2
WRC RACC Rally de Espana: October 20-23
SEMA 2011: November 1-4
WRC Wales Rally GB: November 10-13
Select RallyCar events
Gymkhana World Tour Australia
Gymkhana World Tour Los Angeles
Gymkhana World Tour Austria
For full WRC 2011 season preview click here – https://danieldarrall.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/wrc-2011-season-preview/