The American has contested 19 WRC rallies in Ford Focus and Fiesta world rally cars since establishing his Monster World Rally team in 2010, with eighth place on the 2011 Rallye de France his best result to date.
This year Block is planning a mixed bag of rally inspired events using Ford Fiestas run from new team headquarters in Park City, Utah.
“Once again, I’m trying to fit in as much driving as possible,” explained Block. “Unlike most drivers who only compete in one series, I’m very fortunate to be able to race in so many different disciplines. Between competing in X Games, Global RallyCross, Rally America, Gymkhana GRID and WRC, It’s going to be an awesome year. I can’t wait to get it started,”
“For me it’s great to continue racing in the World Rally Championship. Last year I competed in three events and in two of them I finished within the top ten and scored points. I really enjoy being able to stay somewhat competitive in WRC, despite only competing part-time and not being able to log any testing in the car prior to the actual events. Hopefully I’ll be running a similar amount of WRC events in 2013.”
As well as the new team name, the cars will carry a striking new livery in 2013, as Block explained: “With the name change to Hoonigan Racing Division, we wanted to take the look in a slightly different direction, one that has been inspired by my love of 80s and early 90s skateboarding graphics, as well as Miami Vice-era offshore powerboats and a dash of hair metal and old school hip hop mixed in for good measure.”