After the initial announcement that Ken Block would be in the WRC and going global with Ford and Monster Energy Drink, that was it. Rallybuzz.com has released an article that explains some details in regards to Chris Atkinson as well as Ken Block’s WRC schedule.
When the idea of the deal was first announced last fall, we were put under the impression that Chris would be in a second Ford Focus WRC. The latest details now have the former Subaru WRC driver out of the team until at least the 2011 season. Atkinson’s manager Paul Turner indicated that he may be associated with the team at some capacity. The hopes for Chris is that he gets a ride in a car within the next 12 months to stay sharp. He only competed in one race last season and now looks set to sit yet another season out.
As for Ken Block, a few details regarding his WRC calendar have been released as well. Mexico, Turkey, Portugal, France, Germany, Catalunya and Rally GB are on the slate for the American. There is the possibility that he could run another European race. He will be in the car for the full 2011 and 2012 season.
Please visit rallybuzz.com as that is where the bulk of the article comes from. Scott and the crew do an amazing job covering seemingly every rally series on the planet!